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New York, NY- Lets cut to the chase. Hey Kenyon, stop hating!!! the New York Knicks appear to be a bunch of wounded soldiers on their last leg with plenty of battling left to do. So why now of all times does Kenyon Martin have to focus on another team instead his own? Here’s why; because the Knicks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. With the “Almighty Deity” Carmelo Anthony out indefinitely and the Knicks toughest player, Tyson Chandler, sidelined, the Knicks are holding on by a thread to the Atlantic division lead. Yesterday, after the loss to the Clippers, Kenyon Martin decided to engage in a little smack talk about how the Clippers would not be able to do what hey do now in the post season. He told the New York Times, “You can’t do it in the playoffs, so it don’t matter,” he said. “In the regular season it’s all up and down, man. We know the way the game goes in the regular season.” He went on to say “I don’t care what they do, I hope they lose every game”.
Apparently, Martin has never been coached on how to politically answer a leading question. instead of saying he was focused on his team and that they lost to a better team in LA, he fell for the bait that losers typically fall for. Now I am not suggesting that the Knicks are losers, but I am saying that they need to stay away from that type of mentality and try to focus on getting ass many wins as possible to get home court advantage come the first round of the playoffs. It is simply not time to start the idle chatter about another team with a better record than yours, who just blew you out the gym, is not going far. Just purely bad timing.
The Knicks are in a true quandary as where they go from here, even when Melo and Chandler return. Outside of those two and the wildcard JR Smith, the Knicks don’t stand a chance. Marcus Camby looks like he’s 48, Kurt Thomas appears like he needed Ben Gay after the game and Jason Kidd’s fountain of youth performances early in the season are over. The Mike Woodson Era is in serious jeopardy if the Knicks lose in the first round. Quite simply put; now is not the time, for anything.
Avery Mullen, MBA – Beat Writer