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I couldn’t call when You were dying

I’ve let my loved ones know

That in the event I’m on a plane

And think that I have arrived

At the end

I won’t make a phone call

No terror, or reminders of love

No semblance of intimacy thousands of feet in the air

No delusions of a life wrapped with a bow

Too dissimilar to death’s scar

The jagged pieces of lives shattered to pretend that we can ever truly be prepared

Earthquakes happen so frequent

We believe it’s man’s machinations

A revelation of Revelations

Or Mother Earth’s menstrual cramps

How regular and majestic

Coupled with threats of tsunami that kept me refreshing the page until the alert fell asleep

I forced myself awake determined not to find Wednesday with news you were no more

I opened WhatsApp to close it

Texted then wiped it away

Impersonal at the very least

And that’s never my intent

So I relearned that inaction is an action

And determined that I’d rather refresh then prepare myself for a final conversation

We’ve been doing so much better!

Rebuilding what never was

Though false alarm

I’m reminded that my instinct is well founded

A monument to catastrophe

How small we are in the face of the ineffable

Wardell ain’t playin’ wit y’all 

  

“I apologize for us being healthy…I apologize for all the accolades we received as a team and individually. I’m very, truly sorry, and we’ll rectify that situation this year.”

– #CurryGOAT
I can’t help it. Whenever I read that quote, I hear “Takeover” playing in the background. Folks stay wanting to switch up the narrative, like we weren’t alive during the history. 

Let’s not pretend that the Golden State Warriors are the first team in league history to win a championship with some fortunate breaks. (Shoot, I still maintain that my ’96-97 Knicks would have given the Bulls the blues if the whole team didn’t get suspended during the Heat series. Forever I hate Miami. #FIHM) 

Yes Durant was hurt, yes the Spurs and Clippers got eliminated and Cleveland would have been a different team if Kyrie and Love were healthy. But what’s lost in the sauce with all that conjecture are the facts. 

Remember when the Finals were winding down and there was significant buzz about giving LeBron the MVP even in a losing effort? I was a fan of that idea because LeBron was otherworldly in that series. But that doesn’t mean Cleveland wins in a parallel universe where Kyrie and Love are injury free. LeBron’s superhuman playing would have changed during the Finals with Kyrie and Love there to share the load. And anybody watching basketball last season would be truly hating from the sidelines if they wanna pretend that the best team didn’t win the chip.

I used to get annoyed when I heard people endorsing anyone but #CurryGOAT for MVP last season. In retrospect, I can see how a reasonable case for James Harden can be made. But you guys really need to think this through. Before the reckless talking, hemming and hawing, I honestly wasn’t sure Golden State could run it back. But now? #Currypeat 

Every great is always looking for fuel to motivate them. A little extra to feed the hunger for more. You yentas done took Steph to Costco. 

I didn’t like it when I heard Steph sarcastically say that “we’ll rectify that situation this year.” But I was limited. I heard it as rectify=we fitna lose. But nah, not Steph. He don’t slack a minute. Steph is out here warning y’all that he’s about to leave no doubt who the “top shotta” is. Y’all done walked into Lennox’s house while he’s watching soccer and shot the place up?! You know who you a ramp wid?! Please leave it alone, don’t throw rocks at the throne. 

11.4.13 STCDNW (#RAFTA)

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I never expected this. Months ago, as chatter regarding this draft was beginning to bubble, my excitement waned and I even considered missing the draft a possibility. Certainly wasn’t going to break an appointment for this lackluster class. But as the days drew closer and closer I grew intrigued. Something about this draft just felt right. Seems like slow cooking with this group of guys. No hot and readies in the bunch but only time will tell if this draft class is Grimaldi’s or Ellio’s.

But the big news of the draft, and offseason thus far, was the Nets’ acquisitions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. I never considered the Nets rivals because this past season was the first time both teams mattered at the same time. (Remember when the Knicks tried to follow Tim Thomas (!) into a minor beef that left the Knicks swept? Fugazy.) It wasn’t enough for the Nets to ruin a chant from my birthplace but now they have recruited two chief Knicks antagonists as mercenaries. My disgust is placated by two beliefs:

1. ESPN might as well have put an epitaph on the News Ticker.  The Celtics are thoroughly finished. As an NBA fan I believe the league needs the Celtics and Lakers to be strong franchises but I can’t front. I loathe all Boston teams. Rebuilding mode means my Knicks can breathe without the ghost of Red Auerbach tapdancing on our heads.

 

2. This trade will afford the upcoming season terrific theatre which is why I’m here. The only thing better than world class basketball is world class basketball coupled with a storyline.

As a Knicks fan it felt weird to be pleased with the front office’s decisions but I am unreasonably excited about Tim Hardaway Jr donning the blue and orange. Maybe it’s the sweet vengeance of knowing that his father, our longtime nemesis, will be forced to reluctantly cheer for the Knicks but moreover I think the kid can flat out play. Melo needs players who can help him spread the floor and Hardaway will definitely aid in this cause. He’s prolly my 3rd favorite player in this draft behind Victor Oladipo and Otto Porter Jr. (I think time will show that Oladipo is the best player in this class and I won’t be surprised if the Wizards use Otto’s two way greatness to claw their way to the 9th or 10th seed.) Draft night left the Knicks with only one move but they seem to be ready to retool this offseason. We’ve gone from Discount Double Check to Discount Dirk (or Bargain Bargnani as his friends call him). I don’t think this trade is a direct response to the Nets but is another instance of the Knicks confusing short sightedness with being in “win-now” mode. It feels so silly sometimes. 

I think if you pressure Nets fans they will admit that this trade does not put them in the conversation with the Miami Heat. (Truth be told, with a healthy D. Rose on the Bulls, and an Indiana squad that’s only going to be better, these Nets may not even have home court in the playoffs.)

Getting those grumpy old men from Beantown may pay off in the regular season but leave them with an empty bag come playoff time. No chips.

 

 

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