“But here is the problem, this is the NY Knicks we are talking about, I tend see some laziness in his play.. some lack of passion .. whether its not running back on D-fence or consistently complaining to the refs about calls .. its like I want to give this guy my heart.. but there is some intuitive instinct in me to not let him have it.. I’m open for change and I’m waiting for Melo to play like Melo back at Cuse .. when he dominated at both ends of the court and did not complain at all.. just played the god damn game and gave his all…. I’m rooting for him.. and I want Melo to steal my heart .. and make me feel like that grammar school kid, but I just don’t know if he has it in him.
I think my only advice to Melo before the season starts would be this ….”
Tommy DeeEditor’s note: This came to me in a quickly written e-mail so I didn’t feel it was necessary to fix any grammar. I was looking for the passion so please excuse any mistakes.
I’ve been accused of being a Melo apologist like I was accused of being a D’Antoni apologist. Both deserved to be built around. I get this thought from my boy Darren, I do. I believe Melo can close big games in a way that very few in the league can. I get that the Knicks are a defensive brand that fans clutch on to. I do. He’s an all-world scorer and they are a great defensive team.
Let’s get after it and see if he can convince you that he’s not what you’re convinced he is. If he can’t we move on.
Root for Melo from day one and let’s see what happens at the end.