NBA News: NY Knicks Falling Fast And D’Antoni Points Finger at Hometown Crowd

February 11th, 2011 by David Rush Leave a reply »
Whatever happened to stick and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me?

After an uninspired home loss to the ever hapless Los Angeles Clippers, Knick Coach Mike D'Antoni whined aloud that his team was being undercut by the Garden faithful's frequent chants for current Denver Nugget, Carmelo Anthony. 

After a 4-10 run the New Yorkers find themselves on the brink of flatlining, falling to .500 with the blistering Lakers on tap tonight in Manhattan.

That still leaves the group in decent playoff position, but with the Sixers rising—Indiana and Charlotte within striking position if the free-fall continues—the Knick coach should know better than to dictate terms to a fan base that has suffered more than a decade of unrelenting futility and one that has little interest in experiencing a similar type of dissatisfying slide in the latter stages of 2010/1011.   

Of course a little over a month ago the Knicks were flying, winners of 13 games in 14 starts, and any urgency on the Let's Get 'Melo front was offset by the teams exciting play and intriguing youth. 

The chants back then we ...

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