Although, this might not mean much to many, Knick fans and DP devotees who know the pain, agony, strife, and headaches that were cause on yours truly by my beloved Knicks will understand. I found this video after viewing it on the MSG network following Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks debut and knew it would be something, along with the Amar’e Stoudemire press conference from this summer, that I would look back on in a few years with a smile. Sometimes, I still can’t believe the New York Knicks now have a lineup that includes both Stoudemire, Anthony, Chauncey Billups, and arguably the purest rookie in the game, Landry Fields. Winter suddenly, have become that much more exciting again.
I said back in July when Kevin Durant rocked the NBA world with his trade request, that he "showed us who he was". It wasn't a negative comment, but one that encompasses his entire career being a product of our current sport climate - success and focus on legacy. We emphasize the value of a career on rings, and thus, Durant has too. Why wouldn't he?! Upon waking up and realizing that Durant will don the purple and orange for the Phoenix Suns in what is clearly now a team to watch come the NBA Playoffs, I find myself further pondering if Kevin Durant is the prime result of what we - yes, us! - have done to the modern athlete. Today, Durant is one of the greatest basketball players I've ever seen. EVER. The dude is rare. He's a seven-foot magician which makes defending him even more difficult based on how damn efficient he is on the basketball court. It's downright poetic and beautiful to watch Durant play. And yes, I'm romanticizing his game. I belie