The Making of a Die-Hard Knicks Fan

My husband, a loyal, die-hard Knicks fan, can tell you most every fact about the Knicks dating back to when he first became a fan back in the 1980’s.  I recently asked him what solidified him as a fan for life.  He said it was when the Knicks drafted Patrick Ewing in 1985.  He gets all nostalgic and goes on to tell me how, back then, defense was their game and for 12 years they made the playoffs.  He boldly states that if not for Michael Jordan, the Knicks would have had a chance at the championship title.  The drafting of Patrick Ewing made my husband a Knicks fan for life.

Now, some 25 years later, the next generation of Knicks fans in our family experienced a player acquisition that had the same effect, but quite a different outcome.  My oldest son has followed in his father’s footsteps and is a die-hard Knicks fan.  For several months he told me how the Knicks were going to win it all next year because the Knicks were going to acquire LeBron James.  Now, granted, we are a sports family so I knew who he was talking about but, even if you … Read more at FryingPanSports

Sacramento hoping for Ping Pong ball with Blake Griffin's name on it!


The NBA Draft Lottery is being held tonight before the Laker Nugget game. The NBA has gone to the lottery because they can’t trust the teams to try to win rather than dumping the season to get the first draft choice. That says a lot about the teams.

At one time, the ping pong ball machine was run live on TV. But now the actual ping pong ball selection is held behind the scenes. That says a lot about the league.

Was it an accident that C Patrick Ewing went to the NY Knicks? How about the coincidence of Lebron James going to the Cavs? The chances of either one of these events happening is less than one of my novels being picked up by Tom Hanks to be made into a feature film. The likelyhood of these two events happening together is less than you winning a 500 million dollar lottery.

The league would like you to think that everything about the draft order is on the up and up. If it was, they would bring the machine out from behind the curtain and let us see the balls selection. The NBA has no intention of doing that.

So … Read more at FryingPanSports