New Pre-Game 90 Second Rule

Sometimes I just don’t get what the NBA is thinking.  There is a new 90-second pre-game rule, which gives players 90 seconds to return to the court after introductions.  The NBA says it’s to speed up the games.  They are going to ignore all of the fouls that could be no-calls resulting in free throws that slow down the game.  They’re also going to ignore how long it takes for free throws to be taken.  Can’t do away with TV times outs either.  So now we’ll miss out on awesome pre-game rituals like this

and this

Why is this a problem?  Especially the Ellis/Maggette dance.  I’d watch an entire half hour of that.

A league without fouls

No Foul

The year: 2013. Thanks to the new penalties instituted by the NBA in October of 2012, all flopping has been eliminated from the game. But these rules didn’t go nearly far enough. Players have responded by diminishing their core strength and maintaining a high center of gravity, increasing their chances of falling over legitimately. Gregg Popovich has pioneered the “reverse screen,” intended to channel the on-ball defender into his check at a high speed. Dirk Nowitzki now spends entire offensive possessions on one leg, and Nike has teamed up with Dwyane to market the first set of high heels for basketball, the “Pump Fakes.”

Massive discontent with this state of affairs led to the recent ouster of David Stern as commissioner. He has been replaced by Jeff Van Gundy, whose first act was to abolish the foul in the NBA. These rule changes have paved the way for a new superteam, destined to dominate the postseason for years to come.

Gilbert Arenas
J.R. Smith
Metta World Peace
Kevin Love
Jordan Hill

Jason Kidd
Tony Allen
Stephen Jackson
Gerald Wallace
Jason Smith
Kevin Garnett
Andrew Bynum

The starting backourt of J.R. Smith and Gilbert Arenas is the best in the league at containing dribble penetration. Continue reading

Question of the Day 9/17/12

A lot of people have said they expect the Knicks to be a top 5 defensive team. Where do you think the Knicks will rank on offense compared to the rest of the league?

Episode 142: Onesey Jersey

Robert Silverman from joins us today and as usual it’s a fun show.  New jerseys, is Dolan the worst owner ever?, Bob is still getting over Jeremy Lin, which player will play the most games?, who will have a meltdown?, offensive strategies, Josh Harrellson, what team we’re going to watch other than the Knicks and much more.  Download Episode 142

Episode 140: Olympics, Howard and East Predictions

We talk about the Olympics, the Dwight Howard trade, make our predictions for the eastern conference and answer listener questions.  Download Episode 140

Episode 114: Focus and Effort

The Knicks are on a five game winning streak which not only coincides with D’Antoni getting fired, it coincides with Carmelo Anthony trying! The Knicks beat Toronto and Philly. Ten things to worry about for the rest of the season. Some other news around the league, Fisher and Turiaf getting signed, Odom retiring and not telling anyone, and the battle for the last two playoffs spots in the east.  Download Episode 114

Episode 113: Mike Woodson: Greatest Coach of All Time

The Knicks played two very winnable games against the Indiana Pacers and showed everyone the team we all thought we were getting at the beginning of the season.  Faried vs Shumpert, Fisher vs being homeless, Woodsons performance for the rest of the season vs chances of keeping his job for another season.  Download Episode 113

Episode 108: All Star game and Knicks Mid-Season Grades

We announce our contest winner, do the top 5 ways to make the all star game better, Jeremy Lin ice cream, read some listener emails and give the entire Knicks roster mid-season grades.  Download Episode 108

Episode 86: Top Free Agents

We gear up for the upcoming season that is actually happening by talking about Boston possibly trading Rondo, the Chris Paul to NY rumors, half of the Nuggets stuck in China, a listener email, we rank the top 10 white guys in the league, and we guess where the top 15 free agents are going to end up.  Download Episode 86

Episode 84: Denial

We talk about opening week of the 2011/12 season and all the crazy things that have happened.  We also go over the Knicks first 3 games of the season and what to look forward to in the season that is clearing happening.  Download Episode 84