Friday, June 30, 2006

Renaldo Balkman

I'm not a big basketball fan, and I stopped following the Knicks after Jeff Van Gundy left town, but this was funny:

9:36 -- There are those moments in sports when you expect something great, and then it actually happens. And then there are those rare moments in sports when you expect something great, and something even greater happens. This was one of those moments: The Knicks on the clock, the crowd pushing for Marcus Williams, and then ...

--Stern: "With the 20th pick, the New York Knicks select ... Renaldo Balkman."

(Crowd explodes in horror.)

--Stern (over the boos): "Renaldo is not here."

--Patrick (without missing a beat): "And it's probably a good thing."

(Shot of a beaten-down Spike Lee laughing hysterically.)

9:36 -- That was fantastic. Everyone kept e-mailing me to write about Isiah and the Knicks last week ... what else was there to say? OF COURSE Isiah was meant to coach this team as his final job in the NBA before retiring to a life of greeting people at casinos and doing informercials. If somebody clogs your toilet, you ask him to clean up the mess. That's just the way life works. I'm telling you, we're going to remember the Isiah/Knicks Era the same way we remember things like Enron, the Hindenberg and the Bay of Pigs. It's reached that level. I don't know what else to say. Honestly. I have Knicks fans e-mailing me every day asking me if it's OK to root against their own team. What else can you say at this point?

(Wait, I know ... Renaldo Balkman!)
At least Yankee fans will have someone to feel better than during the offseason when they miss the playoffs this year and the Mets win it all!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

(I'm shaking my head knowing that you are thouroughly enjoying this great moment in Knicks history ((if you even want to call it that)):-) ) I missed it but I'm off to see the video if there is one. David Stern gets teh best of me (still shaking my head). Gotta love the fine he gave Mark Cuban for , IMO, nothing (eyeroll Mark (David is too much for me))Yes I'm still reading your journal. Hope you and the fam. had a happy 4th!!!!!!!!