February 26, 2002

New York Knicks Cancelled Because of Bad Ratings.: Somebody woke up David Stern and told him the Knicks stink. Via Slate. Now howzabout getting some Nets games on teevee?

posted by Justin Slotman to basketball at 08:41 AM - 6 comments

[NYTimes access: spilter (username) | spilter (password)] Good decision. The Knicks are just an ugly team to watch at this point. They lack identity and passion (with the exception of Sprewell). Talk about poor decisions haunting them. Why have they kept both Houston (signed to an inexplicable monster contract) and Sprewell? They should have traded one of them while they were at their peak. There is no reason to have two All-Star caliber shooting guards on your team, when the rest of the positions are severely lacking. I agree, Justin, let's see some Nets on the tube.

posted by jacknose at 09:06 AM on February 26

There is life in the NBA outside of the New York area. Cancelling the Knicks and switching to the Nets is probably what will happen but as an NBA fan I wish they would spread the nationally telivised games around a bit more. If you only watched NBC you would think there were maybe 6 teams in the league: Knicks, Lakers, Kings, Portland, Philly and Washington.

posted by srboisvert at 01:13 PM on February 26

True, srboisvert (you forgot to mention the Raptors). What other team, outside of your home team, would you want to see play? I would tune into see the Clippers or Timberwolves. You have to admit that there are a lot of boring and mediocre teams out there.

posted by jacknose at 01:24 PM on February 26

I would love to see more of the Mavericks and the Clippers. I love the exciting style of play both teams exhibit.

posted by gyc at 07:22 PM on February 26

I'd like to see the Pistons play. They remind me of the old Pistons.

posted by pastepotpete at 08:03 PM on February 26

I second Clippers and Mavericks --though the Mavericks have been kind of well represented this season, I think. But there's no reason for the 1st place New Jersey Nets not to be on television.

posted by Justin Slotman at 09:37 PM on February 26

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