No More Mr. Nice Guy

So, today's biggest Knicks news story is something I'm pretty pleased with. If you haven't heard, Isiah came right out and said that Eddy Curry needs to develop some attitude.
From the NY Times:
"He's a big man, he's a nice man. But there needs to come a time when it's 'Don't play with Eddy.' We want him to really have a presence on the floor."
-Isiah Thomas
God damn, ain't that the truth. Curry's come to camp in great shape, he's clearly worked on his post moves, now he just needs some grit. Often he makes his move or gets a nice pass, and simply gestures towards the basket, expecting a foul. If he can start holding the ball up higher and fearlessly getting off the ground for dunks, he's gonna be a much more succesful offensive player. This goes for rebounding to, where he's been bafflingly reluctant to use his massive body to box out.
Just crack Jamal in the head, Eddy. Don't let him push you around like that.

This may be simply out of Eddy's character. I once read somewhere that Curry has a phobia of people touching him, which is a bit discomforting for a 7 foot, 280 pound NBA center. Less disheartening is this quotation, also from the NY Times:
""I'ts tough, but I've just got to kind of develop two personalities. I've got to be able to go out there and be one person, and once the game is over I've got to be another person."
-Eddy Curry
So I guess that's a good sign. This is the first time that I've heard Eddy address the problem during his Knicks career. Isiah also threw in a statement that the team has to get better at recognizing when Curry is hot, which is also truthful. If you're center's making plays around the basket, then the easiest two points on the court are readily available. Pound that shit inside, kids. Anyway, I hope to see Eddy taking the league's collective lunch money this season. Boo-yah.

In further Knicks news, last year's rookies got exorcised or something. Weird.

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