Monday, January 27, 2014
Corey Rockafeler NBA RAW: King of New York and the Melodrama Knicks fans need.
2014 was new season swollen with hope. This was supposed to be their year. Never mind a structurally flawed roster and a coach who seemingly missed the email about continuing to evolve. As in life, fate hit a Cul-de-sac. A perfect storm of continued Dolanesque ineptness, a marginal front office, putrid coaching, and an injury-ravaged team submerged deep post season aspirations under a blanket of mediocrity. New conversations alternated between who may replace Coach Mike Woodson and which team free-agent-to be Carmelo might be playing for next season. But on this frigid New York City night, January 24th history was made. The long overdue "signature Melo New York" moment arrived. Carmelo Anthony channeled his inner Muhammad Ali and unleashed a one-man 62 point tsunami. Not only did Melo,eclipse the previous scoring held by his idol, Bernard King, he surpassed the Madison Square Garden record held by close buddy, Kobe Bryant. The performance was as efficient as it was prodigious. 20 for 25 from the field, 3 for 4 from downtown,10 for 10 from the charity stripe, and 13 boards. In a season flat-lining with disappointment,Melo revived hope. For one night all was right at the world's most famous arena. The garden was rocking with game 7 finals excitement. Melo allowed 19,364 screaming fans to dream again. For those who were there, you can nurture this historic moment for years to come. Feel free to pay this story forward indefinitely. Superman was back in Gotham City. You can post to Face Book, Instagram it, Tweet it, or simply tell the grand kids. This super hero wore number 7 and had a blue headband draped around his head. Hope never felt so good.
Posted by NBARAW at 8:50 PM