Whether or not Amar'e returns for Game 4 at the Garden, as he proclaimed he will on Wednesday, remains to be seen, but if the Knicks have any chance at prolonging this series, it is with him out of the lineup.
When the Knicks played their last home game, some fans were chanting "Beat the heat." Talk about a pipe dream. The Knicks weren't only beaten in game one 100-67, they were thoroughly dismantled.
It remains to be seen how James will fare should the Heat make it to the Finals, but if his regular season is any indication he may fare much differently than last season.
Like last year's first round series with the Celtics, hopes are high in New York -- despite the fact that every major analyst has told us we aren't going to make it pass the first round, we believe.
Next time you hear an "expert" tell you how good a player is because he averages so many points per game, ask yourself: Is this because that player just "takes" shots from his teammates? Or is this because that player gets his shots to go in the basket?
It's gone from Linsanity to insanity in about 15 minutes. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni is out. Wasn't it just a few days ago that the Knicks were supposedly a legitimate contender? What happened in the interim?
The third race yesterday at Santa Anita featured the long shot #7 horse, Winforlin. She's a five-year-old mare who has never won. But with all the Lin-Sanity? She beat out two horses, finishing sixth. Lincompetent if you ask me.
For two straight seasons one of the biggest stories in the NBA season has belonged to the New York Knicks. Last year, it was Carmelo Anthony's trade to New York. This year, it's Linsanity.
There is one mantra that sums up the business of the NFL between teams and players: there are so many players, and so few jobs. While the NBA wrestles over who has the ultimate leverage, the NFL continues along with owners securely in control.
More current and former professional athletes than you would think have given up animal proteins and turned to a variety of alternative veggie-based diets instead.
The Knicks always lose. Sure, for the last 10 years, it was a different kind of losing. Low-level, high-volume losing. Now they're back to their true historical calling: legitimately heartbreaking losing.
From the anticipation of the draft to the championship game, the narrative of a sports season is laced with heroes, villains, incredulous athletic feats, bitter failure and fate that can change in a split second.
How's that trade working out? The Knicks are 7-9 since acquiring Carmelo Anthony. (Another meltdown against the Celtics.) Denver is 10-4 since trading their superstar.
The Big East Conference admits that Rutgers got hosed by the refs in the final seconds of their loss to St. John's at Madison Square Garden. Rutgers should have been given another possession.
Drawing just one player from each deal, you can put together a pretty scary roster of 12 that, if it were fielded as its own team, would make a serious run for the title.
Owner James Dolan swore that Isiah Thomas had nothing whatsoever to do with the Carmelo Anthony deal. As usual, Dolan took no questions.