Game Thread: Knicks vs. Lakers
The Knicks are back home this evening to take on the L dot A dot Lakers. The big news, of course, is that the Lakers are without Kobe Bryant, who is serving a one-game suspension for showing Manu Ginobili what the five fingers said to the face. (My opinion: Intentional? Yes. Worth a suspension? Not at all. Hilarious? Absolutely.)
It's surprisingly tough to know whether Kobe's absence is good or bad for deez Knicks. Here are some reasons why it might be a curse in disguise...in a fun bulleted list!
- We've already seen the Knicks underprepare for a Wade-less Heat team.
- No Kobe means more Lamar Odom, who was pretty much designed and built to poop on the Knicks. He shoots the three, rebounds, takes it to the hole, and dishes well.
- That's not really much of a list, is it?
Anyway, this here is the game thread. Post your comments here, there, and everywhere, and I'll recap later tonight. I'm reeeeally aching for a good win. Go Knicks. Peace.
EDIT: Knickerblogger talked to Forum Blue and Gold in preparation for tonight's game. Worth a look.
Posted by Seth at 3:11 PM