They’ll Still Hate The Heat More

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Chris Paul‘s agent has told the New Orleans Hornets that Paul will not sign a contract extension and wants to be traded to the New York Knicks, according to league sources, Yahoo! Sports reported.

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That’s two, count them two, franchises now that have been held hostage by a player’s intention to go to the Knicks.  Because it’s not LeBron, leaving lovable Cleveland for salacious Miami, there won’t be anywhere near the backlash from the likes of Skip Bayless or Bill Simmons.  I imagine some folks will rail against this.  But most people who are left that still pay attention to the NBA won’t get quite so mad.  For one thing, it’s hard to brew that much haterade in consecutive season.  Really, it takes effort to hate on the Heat the way they got it last year.  For another thing, a lot of that hatred was mollified when the Heat did not win the NBA Championship.  Their “failed” season provided catharsis enough.

I, for one, love to hear this.  There’s a few of reasons.  First and foremost, the thought of Carmelo Anthony, Ama’re Stoudemire, and Chris Paul on my beloved Knicks makes all my pain go away.  It makes me forget Isiah Thomas ever existed.  It makes me want to apply the Knicks directly to my forehead.  Can I get MSG network delivered intravenously?  Second of all, seeing Paul stick it to the Celtics like that makes me absolutely giddy.  Somebody shut that window and hammer in some nails until they are bent cartoonishly.  Finally, the thought of a Heat vs. Knicks rivalry boasting six full time all stars gets me extra excited.  Grab-on-to-Alonzo Mourning’s-leg-like-a-human-pit-bull excited.

So, yes, consider me on board.  And as little as I hate the Heat, I’ll hate them a little more when the Knicks have a legit shot at beating them, big three versus big three.

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5 Responses to “They’ll Still Hate The Heat More”

  1. jpalumbo Says:

    How are the Knicks supposed to create a workable deal for CP? Landry Fields and Toney Douglas? Pretty sure the Hornets don’t want to get older with Chauncey.

    They spent all their assets on Melo last year. Paul needs to play for Boston this year and then sign with NY in the offseason. Like a real man.

  2. pmadavi Says:

    Regardless of who they trade him to for the last year of this contract, they get worse at the position. That includes Rondo & whatever else Boston can offer. So sure, he goes off any plays without real investment somewhere. But he WILL be a Knick when he signs his next contract.

  3. pmadavi Says:

    Consider also that the Association currents runs the Hornets, and they are trying to create more parity. The chances of Paul going to a big market team in a trade are pretty low.

  4. High Above Courtside Says:

    There will be plenty of backlash against Paul if he participates and has broadcast anything as heinous and reprehensible as “The Decision”

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