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Hello, NBA fans! As we patiently wait for the 2013-14 NBA season to begin, I would like to personally congratulate all of you for making it through another offseason. Yes, it can be rough for numerous die-hard fans. Many minds need to consume basketball 24/7 to keep from going insane. I hope DIME has kept your blood flowing over the summer heading into the fall.
Hoo-rah! Basketball is back! Not just because pre-season is here, though, and we get to dissect media interviews and create new hopes of optimism. But the golden egg of NBA television, NBA League Pass is available for purchase! As I can’t help but grin while I renew my subscription, and the NBA grins at my hard earned cash flowing into their back pocket, there are tough decisions to be made. 30 NBA teams and so many given games on a particular night, who do you tune into? Why watch this team? Should I check that team out this year?
Before you give yourself convulsions and mini-panic attacks because 12 games in one night threw you off your recliner through basketball-empowerment, relax. We at DIME care about our readers and actually thought about this for you. Our 2013-14 League Pass Alert Preview gives you all the reasons you need to check out any specific team on any night.
So let’s get started. Today, I will give you answers to all your “so what” and “what’s so good about them?” questions regarding the New York Knicks, capped by many as must-watch TV in the New York Metropolitan area. I will let you know why many believe the Knicks are must-watch TV, for both reasons on and off the basketball court.
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Postgame Interviews With Metta World Peace
There used to be fine line between The Late Show and professional basketball. That is, until Metta World Peace crossed it. If anyone is able to make postgame shows practical it’s World Peace, who can take a winning or losing interview and make it funny. So, even if you aren’t a fan of the Knicks, but enjoy tacky jokes while sarcasm is the basis of your first language, give good old Metta a check-in every now and then.
We won’t leave out how much World Peace will also help the Knicks on a basketball-playing level. His defense and veteran leadership is a nice hook for the Knicks to hang their hat on. But I’m sure the media will also have a field day with headlines throughout the season. He’s also a pretty decent interviewer too!
Carmelo Anthony Game-Winners
Besides the actual shot going in and the Knicks winning a game and all that little stuff, who really wants to miss the opportunity for Mike Breen to scream “BANG!” on your broadcast? Yeah, consider that a bonus along with Carmelo Anthony’s killer instinct late in games.
Opponents have seen this time and time again: ‘Melo drops game-winners like clumsy waiters drop plates. As of 2012, Anthony has the highest percentage in the NBA for game-winners (dictated by making a go-ahead basket inside of seven seconds) at 51 percent. I’m no mathematician, but Anthony is winning the game single-handedly in better than half of such opportunities. Close games with under two minutes left will almost certainly be must-watch basketball for the Knicks this year. So don’t hesitate!