Mike Francesa rips Knicks, calls them ‘dogs’ and ‘bums’

Mike Francesa opened his show on Wednesday with an epic rant against the Knicks for their loss to the Lakers on Tuesday night.

“If I’m Phil Jackson, I lock the doors before the Sacramento game, I bring up the D-League team and play them tonight!” Francesa said.




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knickgirl35
knickgirl35

If Woody knew how to really accentuate all of the specific talents that this team has we could actually do something---also he would have to actually get their heads right which he has no clue how to do. 

glider1965
glider1965

If I were guessing, there will be behind the scene stories about this team that come out months and even years after this season. When you have this much dysfunction and visible lack of heart and the team just out and out quits on the coach and each other, there's usually all kinds of non-basketball crap lurking in the background.  It really seems like this season is about more than just a coach in (way) over his head.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

This team is on there own. Coaches are supposed to make a team feel good, help them to believe. Anybody who knows spit about bball can write up some dam plays. The players could do that themselves. A coach is supposed to find ways to get in their heads in positive, motivating ways. 

Woody is so slow minded he can't think his way through traffic. How is he even a coach. 

rgm891
rgm891

Melo needs to learn to stop forcing up ridiculous jump shots, being more of a focal leader, and stop caring about padding stats.  Get your team involved.  We have no answer on the floor when things don't go our way.  All our players just sulk and complain.  Melo needs to be more demanding to these players.  THJR is just trigger happy and shoots without thinking at times and playing horrific defense.  But Woodson just stops and stares.  He is developing bad habits before our eyes because he hangs out with Amar'e and Melo all day in practice.  Ball hog tunnel vision type players.  Melo needs to rally the troops and I have yet to see that once.  We gave up 51 points to the Lakers and no one seemed fazed one bit.  Don't even talk about Woodson.  The dude doesn't have the balls to make a statement and yells at players like Cole Aldrich.  Get into everyone's face and show us something.  Teach them a lesson.  There is not one positive Woodson has as a basketball coach.  Maybe his beard?  He has no plan B and zero consistency.  Our so called defensive guru made Mike D'antoni look like the coach of the year.  Chucking up retarted jump shots, standing around, and no one doing the dirt work.  Doing that mainly all season and playing with no heart.


Woodson looks surprised during these games with his dumb expressions on his face.  That was the worst zone defense I have ever seen in an NBA game last night.  Lmao.  We're 29-42 with this roster, with a so called superstar in Melo who can't even rally us to win vs Lakers, Bucks, Sixers, Kings, Cavs without Kyrie etc.  It's obviously both the players and coaches fault.  But Melo man, you need to do more.  Last night's game switched my perception on Melo.  He didn't seem to care we were getting rick rolled by a coach he kicked off the team.  Enjoy the max deal. I hope it's not with us.  Phil Jackson will know better. 


Get rid of them all Phil.  You're our hope hope.

knickstape
knickstape

First player that needs to go is Tyson he can take his week immune system and family issues along with his 15 million a year to another team, Then Chubs i said i would never say this but lets just hope he goes to jail so we don't need to pay him. Maybe hell learn to defend in jail (his azzhole that is).


Next get rid of 1 of the 3 Hardaway, Shump, and JR (preferably JR) we don't need all three of these guys. Finally fire the entire coaching staff replace them with Steve Kerr and whoever he wants to put around him.


This video takes all my feelings about last nights game and expresses them perfectly I'm truly ashamed to be a Knicks fan right now

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

I think Woodson got it ALL wrong...He knows Phil Jackson got his teams to play better through MEDITATION. So Woody figure he would try to get his team to play better by SLEEPWALKING. Didn't work did it?


I have been watching the Knicks for over 40 years and I think that might have been the worst two quarters of basketball I have EVER seen. I think Francesa is right. At this point I don't care who goes. They ALL can go for all I care...back up the truck and take 'em away. It's time for a new era of Knick Basketball...

cole3244
cole3244

some here have seen the writing on the wall for a long time and some will claim the po and ecf are a possibility after the next win, and the roller coaster ride continues.


please phil blow this up and start over we need a foundation and there is none now, no one is irreplaceable and everyone on this team can be replaced with no exceptions.

dagawd
dagawd

I'll say it again


MelO will win a ring when he's not the focal point of a team


Trade chandler while he has some value


I can see shump running the Point in the triangle like ron harper did with the bulls


Phil better clean house

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@sir_manolo  You sir are one of the smart ones on TKB.

rgm891
rgm891

@sir_manolo Next season is a transition season anyways.  Phil knows that and all Knick fans know that.  Melo stated he wants to win next season.  I can't see how Phil Jackson will be able to make that happen roster wise in one summer without adding terrible contracts.   Sign and trade Melo to the Bulls etc.  With the players/picks we receive and Tyson, I believe we can make a nice enough package to add a solid player such as Reggie Jackson to help us enter the 2015 sweepstakes.  If Melo leaves a sign and trade has to happen.  There is hope if he does decide to leave.  Get younger add some cheap contracts and go from there.  Implement the coach/system and see how these young players respond.  There is no point in trading Bargs/Amare contracts.  It will just make matters worse for ourselves especially for the future.  We can't really do much next season with the roster.  Phil wouldn't do stupid desperation trades to try and compete for next season.

rgm891
rgm891

@OLDKNICK I hope Phil Jackson just reads your comments alone on this blog. 

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Felton is beyond HoRendous! He's one of the biggest reasons we suck this year along with Woody, Chandler, and Shump! All terrible this year!

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Wroten could develop but he can't shoot and to me just puts his head down and goes to the hole wildly! But I do like his aggressive style! He's raw but the right coach could develop him! He's not ready to run the Knicks though!

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Jerry Gee  This whole team is depressed and the Bald one doesn't have a single clue how to rally them. He never did. The only time he speaks to them without his little white board is when he's angry.

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Shump is just a terrible offensive player I would trade him along with Chandler, Bargs, and Felton!

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Sandro Guedes @sir_manolo  STOP YOUR OBSESSION WITH THE MONEY!! The man said he'd be willing to give up some cash to get players in here. Doesn't your azz listen at all?

rico
rico

There are about 25 reasons the Knicks have failed this year, Ray Felton is just one if them

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Kenny Kaufman  Honestly, he's bad at pg. He's a spot up shooter who should only be handling the ball for 2, 3 dribbles at the most.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Sandro Guedes @dagawd  Harper wasn't a good pt shooter at all.

Dude was barely a career 30+%

With a better handle and proper guidance, Shump could run it.

dagawd
dagawd

Harper wasn't that good of a shooter plus he was washed up but still did a decent job running the point

zebeto
zebeto

@sir_manolo @rgm891marc gasol is a major knee,foot injury waiting to happen ............his lower extremeties will not support all that weight !

rgm891
rgm891

@sir_manolo @rgm891 The Bulls need to get rid of contracts in order to sign Melo.  The Rockets can't add him via free agency.  The Clippers certainly can't.  Melo has no choice.  Obviously the Bulls can amnesty Boozer and sign Melo.  But to make it worthwhile other players on the bulls have to take a pay cut in order to keep the team somewhat intact.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Sandro Guedes @firebaldy @sir_manolo  They would've kept the Chinese wonderboy but he got too big for his britches. He was not worth 25,000,000.00. If you think he was your more stupid than your avatar looks. lol

knickstape
knickstape

@sir_manolo we don't need two more stars I hate that misconception   look at the Knicks they attempted to put 3 "stars" together with Stat Melo and JR or Bargnani not that they are really stars at all, but what you need to do is not get as many max contracts as possible on one roster but instead get one star another all-star caliber player and then find the right role players to fit around them.



The Knicks problem is two many players that can only have a good game if they're scoring.

STAT, Melo, Timmy, JR, Bargnani, Felton…..what we need are some more guys that can play a role and do a little of everything like shump if he can get his offense a little more consistent or Pablo who plays his best when he's creating for other people

knickstape
knickstape

@thatsagoodpoint i guess only time will tell, i was high on Tyler at first but the more i watch him the more I dislike him

knickstape
knickstape

@thatsagoodpoint i also get the sense Tyler can be a hot head even though he hasn't shown it. hard to think of another reason a guy with that much raw ability wasn't even a sure thing to make an NBA roster

knickstape
knickstape

@thatsagoodpoint @Sandro Guedes @knickstape  


@thatsagoodpoint Tyler played well when he was getting on the court for the first time, but as soon as he got some constant minutes he got to confident and started taking Dirk faraway's and basically shooting every time he touched the ball, and also the terrible fouls like you said

knickstape
knickstape

@thatsagoodpoint Who are our nice young players timmy and shump? Im not that high on Tyler or Murray

knickstape
knickstape

@thatsagoodpoint they have two PG's i personally think the most tradable one is Timmy. Him and Chandler is not a terrible deal especially with chandler being an expiring contract and someone to mentor Alex Len.


Its just a basic framework of the trade other players can be thrown in, but i don't think that Dragic is impossible to trade for

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Biggie @Jerry Gee @firebaldy @Sandro Guedes  Look dude. Just because you have like 10 personalities don't transpose your shiit.


Biggie ="Respect Da Color" etc. etc.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Sandro Guedes @thatsagoodpoint @VerySilentJay @dagawd  I think the point of that comment is that Timmy Jr's game would fit very well in the triangle. He moves very well off the ball on offense, almost instinctively, has a quick release off the culr, can hit range, spot up, or attack.

I don't think the point was to place Timmy under the same sentence as Kobe or MJ, lol.

I think the thought was more along the lines of how a player could fit in such a system.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@thatsagoodpoint @dagawd  Agreed. Tall, strong, defensive minded guard that doesn't need to be a pure PG to fit the bill in the triangle.


He would have to work a lot on his handle though.

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Shump has zero ball handling skills! He struggles just to make a basic entry pass!

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Phil ain't building nothing without a superstar or 2 or 3

Mets0987
Mets0987

Everything is melo fault now lol you should think about how trash the team is together. Melo is playing poorly but it's not all him.

@ JerryGee

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Are we pausing for a more intelligent response then "pause"??

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Because you are bashing the best player on the team who has matured his game and mindset, stepped up his defense, and the only player who plays with his heart and soul every single night! The guy is a top 5 player in the league! Idiots!

dagawd
dagawd

Ive been saying his i.q for the game is very low for a longtime, sucks to have MelO Q