I was going to post this in rant, but now that there's a new home for sports discussion I think I'll be one of the first to use it
I'm sure plenty of you have heard about the NBA's latest embarassment. If you haven't you can click
to check it out.
In the mid 90s I was a huge Knicks fan and went to more games than I can even begin to count. Am I the only one who feels that the Knicks, and many
other NBA teams for that matter, have lost the concept of the game?
I know it sounds very cheesy, but athletes ARE role models for children. Period. That has been a fact of life since the turn of the last century.
It began with baseball but spread quickly to all sports.
Now look at this performance from the Knicks... the coach threatens an opposing player to stay away from the basket, the other team goes and scores
anyways, and on the next play a guy gets chokeslammed to the ground! What the heck is going on here? This is basketball, not wrestling.
To top it all off, after the foul (which was UGLY) another Knick gets in the victims face and is upset at him for being mad about getting hammered.
When I used to go to Knick games and Pat Riley was the coach, you'd see the players arriving in suits, well dressed at the press conferences, well
mannered etc... now I see a bunch of guys who probably are just happy getting the paycheck rather than being interested in teamwork, with more tattoos
than Tommy Lee picking fights and hitting people, and being led into battle by their coach!!!!!!!
I'm embarassed of the Knicks. Their record is pathetic (not that I'd leave them for that) but their lack of sportsmanship is appalling. I'm so
disgusted that I don't think I have any interest in watching and certainly not attending any games until Isaiah Thomas is fired.
Anyone else feeling the same thing here?
[edit on 12/19/2006 by Djarums]