|NBABrothers Thoughts & Theories
Okay, I admit it. It’s been pretty hard to write about the NY Knicks lately, even for a diehard fan. But last night provided a flicker of hope for Knicks fans, even if it doesn’t last long. The Knicks Iman Shumpert let loose last night after a season-long slump held him down. He scored a career-high 27 points and went six for eight from the three point line! To cap off the night, he jumped higher than the rim to tip in Melo’s missed three with absolute finesse to help secure the win.
I was happy for Shumpert, who has not been much of a factor for the Knicks. This night belonged to him and it was a sweet victory in an otherwise sour season for Knicks fans. Thinking about this season, I started to feel bad for the Knick players and thought about what I would say to them if I could give them a pep talk about this season.
My advice to the Knicks and every other player in the NBA is to remember they’ve already won. They have the best job in the world. Whether they win or lose each game, they’re already are all winners. They are living the dream of so many people, a dream most will never have come true because they may not have the talent, the strength, the height, or maybe even the luck that is needed. But they did! I would tell each player to think back to when they were 12 and what the game meant to them at that time. I would tell them to hold on to that feeling and never let it go. I would tell them to enjoy every day they are on the court and to give it their best shot each and every game. I would tell them to live in the moment. And I would remind them that nothing lasts forever and that seasons change.
Just ask Iman Shumpert.
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My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.