Thursday, December 18, 2008

Context Is Everything

Howard Beck gets it:
This Knicks season is about rebuilding both the roster and their self-image, so their performance is sometimes as important as the final score. They are earning the league’s respect quarter by quarter, earning praise from Bryant and Lakers Coach Phil Jackson, among others.
Not only is this current incarnation of the Knicks fun to watch, the players are seemingly committed to D'Antoni and his system, which makes their back-to-back losses to the Suns and Lakers easier to take than they would have last year, under Isiah. 

Hell, as Beck rightly calls it, the recent losses are downright encouraging

I think I speak for all Knicks fans in saying anything even close to a .500 record this season would be an unimaginable success.  

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