After getting their first win against what boils down
to a good Division-I college program in the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday,
the New York Knicks have a chance to prove they’re a real professional
basketball team tonight. The Knicks will battle the
Nuggets, a solid team in the superior Western Conference, at
at 7:30 p.m.
It will also be a rematch of the two most thug-filled teams
in the NBA. The last time these two met, they turned MSG into a boxing ring
instead of a basketball arena. Isiah Thomas, who’s rap sheet actually doesn’t
include this altercation, showed his classlessness by sending Mardy Collins
into the game to foul a
player hard. (
was blowing out the Knicks and Thomas wanted to salvage his team’s dignity;
instead, he ended up looking even dumber than usual). The end result? Ten players
were ejected, Carmelo Anthony was suspended 15 games and Thomas swore he was
innocent, just like he swears the Knicks are good or that he didn’t sexually harass
Anucha Browne Sanders.
Hopefully there will be less punching and more basketball
tonight, but with Isiah you never know. Plus, the Knicks acquired Zach Randolph
in the offseason, who has a history of throwing punches his teammates.
If he’ll do that to his own team, just imagine what he does to his enemies…