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Yeah man, but they had to get there first, and for all the talk, old man injuries and wishy-washiness of the dominant media, you can't blame anyone for holding their breath. Especially with a megalomaniac at the top who could with one misanthropic demand or ill-advised trade disrupt the entire arc of this story. One big reason why it took this long in the first place...
The hot start and the hot finish are the two best hot streaks to have. The hot start gets people excited and makes the record look pretty all year and the hot finish jazzes up the fan base for the playoffs.
I am extremely excited to watch the Knicks and Heat in the Conference Finals and I don't have much of a rooting interest there at all. I think I would be sad if either of those teams don't make it that far.
paging all the "fans" who jumped ship when they didn't give a max deal to a turnover machine with 3 weeks of starting under his belt...
2) I'm not convinced they will win in the second round and also wouldn't be shocked--surprised, mildly but not shocked--if they lost in the first round. I like them and they've played so well lately that I believe in them a lot more than I did a month ago but still, I wonder...be interesting to watch. If they got to the conference finals vs the Heat that'd be great.
i spoke prematurely last week about atlanta looking like they would get the 5 seed, but i think i can say pretty confidently that the knicks and celtics should meet in the first round. the knicks *should* win that series but i could see them having difficulty with the celtics if kg is healthy. nevertheless that will be a fun series and probably the most interesting first round series in the east.
 I agree. Though I do have a rooting interest in a Knicks - Heat conference final. Let's go Knickerbockers!!!
 Alex, i love you bro...but SHUT UP with all that smack about losing in the 1st or 2nd round. Don't make me have to hunt you down! :-)
 I realize the Knicks didn't want to keep him, and they orchestrated his exit out of town to spare them the worst of the PR backlash, but it's well justified to hold the Knicks accountable for the poor way they treated Jeremy Lin.
 How exactly did they treat him poorly? Houston makes Lin an offer, he brings it to the Knicks who say they will match it, Lin then goes back to Houston a second time and gets the $15M third year out of them (which is his right), goes BACK to the Knicks and says "OK, now match this one" and they say no...I don't see how that's shabby treatment on the Knicks' part.
I just found it funny how when for the first time in a generation the Knicks finally said "ya know what, we're not gonna throw money down a black hole...we're good" everyone freaks out and goes out and buys a Deron Williams jersey.
 Yeah, exactly. That's how I remember it going. I actually applaud the way the Knicks handled the Lin contract.
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