This shit is fucking crazy. I’m sad and happy man.
I’m sad as shit that Melo and Bron aint gonna be fulfilling their destiny as the best duo to ever play in the NBA. All while doing this in orange and blue. BUT I’m happy as shit that Bron is no longer playing for the Heat and that #HeatNation are gonna be terrible for a long long time.
I love hoops man, Basketball has pretty much the guiding force in my light since I was a kid. I’ve met all my best friends, my brothers because they either hooped with me or we formed a bond talking about how trash the Knicks were and why we would make better General Managers then Scott Layden or Isiah Thomas.
How could I not love LeBron James growing up as a die hard hooper. The next dude that actually could be better then MJ?? The kid who was 2 years older then me but was dominating fiends on ESPN?
I remember the summer of 2003 vividly. It was the last summer I went to Basketball camp. I remember hooping for like 10 hours at camp, coming home and iceing my ankles. I remember the AND 1 Mixtape Tour on TV and then reading about how fucking dope Bron was about to be on the Cavs. Basketball was still dope to me even though the Knicks sucked cause I fucked with Bron.
I always knew Bron was gonna dip from Cleveland. Lowkey I thought he was gonna be out after his first contract was up. Before he signed that three year extension. It woulda been perfect. I remember being so heated at the Knicks because there was no way we could even offer him NYC as a home.
Do you remember the 2006 Knicks team?
I was tight. You gotta have cap space the first time LeBron James can be a free agent. The New York Knicks were such a bad franchise that when I was 12 I pretty much researched every step I would have to take to one day run that team. I went to NYU and majored in Sports Marketing and planned on going to Law School simply because I was so tired of rooting for a team with no vision.
I remember the decision. I remember sitting in my boy’s room. There was like eight of us in there. We smoked a few blunts and we’re drinking forties. I was ready for everything about the New York Knicks to change. It was time for Bron to leave and the Knicks had cap space for DAYSSSSSSS.
I was so convinced that he was going. Boys and Girls Club in Connecticut. That’s a chopper ride away from MSG. I swear on my fam, I invested every penny I had to my name in MSG stock because Bron was coming home.
The Knicks invested a Billion dollars into transforming the Garden the same year Bron was a free agent. They knew some shit was bout to go down. I was ready for all the years of being a Knicks, Mets, and Jets fan to get a little easier. And then he said he was going to Miami.
I’m not gonna even front, I was salty like a chick who just got dumped. I helped start that twitter. @HeatHaters. I was literally a woman scorned. I unfollowed Bron. Immediately vowed to hate his new homies Bosh and Wade. Tweeted the saltiest tweets. I couldn’t watch Heat games. I changed the channel during their Highlights. That shit made me sick to my stomach man.
I was so happy when Dallas beat them. Closest I’ve felt to winning a chip has been seeing Bron lose to Dallas and Brady lose to the Giants. Being a Knicks, Jets, Mets fan fucking sucks, my happiness derives in watching people lose instead of watching my team win.
It hurt when Bron won a chip. I really wanted that chip for the Knicks and instead fucking Miami got it. South Beach, pastel, choncletas to the game in khakis with my trophy hoe fans got that chip. Hurt my soul man. This is the peak of my Bron hate. I started watching the highlights like a chick goes on her ex’s Facebook page. His new team was so good. The highlights hurt my feelings man. I got angrier.
Then I kinda grew up and got over it. The London Olympics did this man. I could root for Bron again cause it’s USA over everything and goddamn he was good as shit. I realized that I was missing out on watching one of the best basketball players to ever touch the court play cause I was being a bitch.
Don’t get it twisted. I still rooted against the Heat and was on cloud 9 when the Knicks swept them in the regular season. But instead of purposefully not watching Heat games, I watched them. I allowed myself the privilege of watching amazing basketball.
I also realized that Bron did the right thing. He was a child star in his hometown tat got drated by his hometown team. Dude needed to leave. He had to leave and why wouldn’t he go hoop with two of his boys and collect rings. I started to think of everytime I went to the gym when in college. I hooped with my brothers and we washed teams off the court. We didn’t play fair. We would win six games in a row and then go crush trays of food in the dining hall. That’s what Bron, Bosh and Wade did. They won chips and then shut down LIV with Tiesto.
I really enjoyed watching the Spurs wash the Heat this year. That was amazing basketball. That’s really what LeBron has taught me. I’m not gonna miss amazing basketball any more. I didn’t watch Kobe hoop cause I thought he was a MJ biter. I missed alot of that dude’s career being a hater. I got tired of being a hater. I knew that shit was over in Miami. You could just tell the way that series ended that Bron knew it was a wrap. It felt like when he walked off the court in Cle.
I knew it was time for him to leave again. And then I realized that with some clever trades Phil Jackson might be able to pull it off. Then those reports dropped and I really thought the Knicks had a shot this time. Yea it was pretty delusional and kinda was a running joke for me and my boys. Lowkey we don’t even know what Melo bout to do. This was supposed to be his summer but goddamn did Bron change that.
This is pretty crazy man. I really can’t believe he left. I’m sad he didn’t come to the Knicks but honestly I’m happy that I can lowkey watch the Cavs play and not straight up want them to lose. Even though it’s kinda OD that they got four first round picks in a row and have three next year AND they got Bron back. That’s some WWE storyline writing right there.
As for me and my Knicks? I think we should resign Melo. I also think we should keep Amare and Baragani. This year should be about getting Derek Fisher and Melo on the same page. Developing the young talent while playing hard as hell and earning a playoff spot. The culture of the Knicks needs to change and if Melo wants to retire here as a Knick, he has the opportunity to write that ending.
BUT he could also bounce. He could go hoop in Chicago and you know what? I wouldn’t be mad at him. He’d be chasing a ring and he deserves to actually hoop on a real fucking team. He’d have dudes that would play defense around him and a system that would allow him to drop buckets while playing within it.
Regardless what happens its Orange and Blue till the death of me … plus you know KD tryna move to NYC and shine at MSG in 2016 right?