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Old 07-28-2009, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Raptors beat writer Doug Smith called out the Knicks in a recent blog post saying the team was irrelevant and that they suck.

"I have no idea if anyone down there reads this but let me just say: The New York Knicks are so entirely irrelevant to the entire NBA at the moment, it's hilarious," Smith writes.

First off, no one down here does read that, but you poke around for some Roy Halladay updates and sometimes you get lost and end up here. Interestingly, what got him started on his rant was our Chris Bosh post last week.

And while I would gladly accept such a comment from a Lakers, Celtics or even a Jazz beat writer, it's a bit much for the Raptors' guy to get on his high horse to rip the Knicks. The Raptors (33-49) were one whole game better than the Knicks (32-50) last season. The two biggest stars the team has had -- Vince CarterVince Carter and Tracy McGrady -- both forced their way south of the border.

"The team sucks, all these grandiose plans for signing this guy (LeBron) and that guy (Bosh) are falling apart amid a worsening economy and they seem doomed to be irrelevant for a few more years," Smith writes.

The Raptors did sign Hedo Turkoglu this offseason, but that was only because Mrs. Turkoglu was no fan of Portland (Hedo was set to sign with the Blazers before a last minute change of heart). Isiah Thomas was once part of both our franchises, so you think there would be some empathy from Canada.

And just so Doug knows we do a good enough job of ripping the Knicks down here and don't need his help.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Come on, they rip us down there every day and we don't write articles about every single complaint. Just a slow day at the office.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, Dougie's right. Donnie Walsh has set that team up to fail in a big way.

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And while I would gladly accept such a comment from a Lakers, Celtics or even a Jazz beat writer, it's a bit much for the Raptors' guy to get on his high horse to rip the Knicks. The Raptors (33-49) were one whole game better than the Knicks (32-50) last season. The two biggest stars the team has had -- Vince CarterVince Carter and Tracy McGrady -- both forced their way south of the border.
This might be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read. How whiny can a reporter get? If the Knicks suck, they suck, and the Knicks suck. How can your opinion of a team be justified by the record of the team you cover? Besides, he's just stating the facts.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Come on, they rip us down there every day and we don't write articles about every single complaint. Just a slow day at the office.
DK is right.

You can find TONS of references about how everyone hates playing/coming to Toronto.

Toronto shouldn't have a franchise.

Euros are soft and bad players etc. etc.

"Opinions and hate are ok as long as it's not about us" is the attitude I see.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The Knicks suck. There I said it. Sue me.

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And just so Doug knows we do a good enough job of ripping the Knicks down here and don't need his help.
'Americans do it better.' Yeah right, he's probably afraid of the competition. And besides, nobody in NY reads it right? Sorry loser.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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lol @ reporters talking shit to each other...
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The Knicks will stink this year. They had no real significant additions that will pull them out of the hole. They may lose Lee and Robinson for nothing as it stands.

The Raptors added Turkoglu, Jack, Nesterovic, DeRozan, Evans and possibly Delfino.

One team is being tossed around as seeding somewhere between 4th-7th seed and made the playoffs two out of the last three seasons while the other isn't even mentioned as having a shot at the playoffs and has not made the playoffs since 2001 at which point they got knocked the @#$% out by none other than the Toronto Raptors. You tell me who has room to talk?

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"Right now, the Knicks are not relevant," said a prominent player agent with a few high-profile clients in the free agent class of 2010. "Only the media in New York keeps them relevant. The Knicks are trying to do the right thing but they've got a long way to go."
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Doug Smith is only stating the obvious. Where he resides is irrelevant.

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Old 07-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Two things he said really get under my skin.

1) Hedo only picked Toronto because he had no other option beyond Portland which he wasn't interested in.

2) We were bad last year therefore we should shut up and not say how bad NY Knicks are. Well we've made the playoffs 2 out of the last 3 seasons and they've missed the playoffs what...4 striaght season. Not only that i don't read the NY Post but i'm guessing they've probably ripped us a new asshole once or twice when we've sucked wether their team is good or bad and as of late it's certainly been the latter.

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Old 07-28-2009, 04:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i don't care if we were only one whole game better this former season. overall we've accomplished more. the only significant things the knicks have done in the past ten years is latrell sprewell leading them to failure in the 1999 nba championship series against the spurs.

and 49 looks a whole lot better than 50 when you are comparing losses.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The Knicks suck. There I said it. Sue me.


'Americans do it better.' Yeah right, he's probably afraid of the competition. And besides, nobody in NY reads it right? Sorry loser.
The Knicks are certainly sucking more than we are , therefore, they win at sucking.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Didn't they blow the crap out of us this season at NY?
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Two things he said really get under my skin.

1) Hedo only picked Toronto because he had no other option beyond Portland which he wasn't interested in.
and most superstars who go to NY go beacause of the city's attractions, not because of the Knicks.

wait, there are no superstars who wanna go NY
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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We better not lose to the knicks this year or we will never hear the end of it!!!
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