One nobody has seen Amare play yet idk if he's done but your jumping to a conclusion that you can't prove. And what do you mean their role players are not gonna help them in the playoffs so Jason Kidd's leadership is gonna mean nothing, JR Smith's scoring is just gonna stop, Shumpert won't play good D, Novak won't hit any 3's.
Your whole argument is based off of things in the past like the Knicks being bad the last decade and assumptions that the Knicks role players will somehow fold for some reason in the playoffs when they have so much veterans barring injuries I don't see why these guys wouldn't play well in the post season.
Besides age(which I think is a good thing) and the fact that NY played bad last year in the playoffs you haven't gave one good reason why they stand no chance against Miami or one reason why Miami will steamroll everyone in the league if fully healthy.
The Knicks' defense not being good(especially in transition) isn't a good argument as to why they won't beat Miami?
And, part of it is that Miami hasn't looked great so far this season. That said, I think it's foolish to think they don't have another gear they can reach.
You look into the past to look into the future. Based on the last few years, I think Miami has another gear. The players on the Miami team are still in their prime, so I don't think they're declining like the Lakers a few years ago after their back to back championships. Like it or not, some teams coast during the regular season. We've seen that a lot over the years. I think that's the case with Miami.
The Knicks are better at any point than they were last decade. Miami is just better than any team of last decade. We're talking about a team that has a guy who could go down as the greatest player ever, a guy who has already led a mediocre team to an NBA championship, and a top 20 player who would be at least the 2nd best player on most teams.
It's not about the Knicks being bad, it's about Miami being good.
Edited by Japago, December 21, 2012 - 11:49 AM.