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D'Antoni to Knicks fans: Take some Prozac

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08:11 AM ET 03.18 | Thirteen games into the Amar'e Stoudemire-Carmelo Anthony pairing, New York set a record -- for hitting 20 three-pointers. The Knicks are straddling the uncomfortable space between expectations and fundamental realities. The public expects a juggernaut, no matter how many times the Knicks insist they need time to establish an identity. Before the game, Mike D'Antoni acknowledged the fans' anxiety and tried to calm the waters. "It's great -- they care," he said, before adding a bit of wry advice. "You know, take some Prozac or something. Hang in there. We're hanging in there." ... He acknowledged "some deficiencies, some holes," particularly on defense -- a weakness that has been demonstrably worse since the trade. "The biggest thing is not to panic," D'Antoni said, adding, "We're not as good as we will be."

The New York Times

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March 18, 2011  08:15 AM ET

Coach, drugs are bad mmmk? Besides, all the pills in ny won't fool the knick fans into thinking u guys play d

March 18, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Now that is a dumb comment by the coach! here is a clue for dandummy PLAY SOME DAMN DEFENSE OR GET TO STEPPIN!!!

March 18, 2011  08:20 AM ET

They ain't as bad as they look... they're actually worse.

March 18, 2011  08:21 AM ET

They're raising season ticket prices by 49%... and the $330.00 tickets are going up to $900.

That goes beyond greed. It's a whole new dimension of money-lust and avarice.

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March 18, 2011  08:26 AM ET
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The Knicks will be fine. We keep marching towards the ultimate goal. At this point last season the naysayers were clammering on about how the Knicks would never be any good ever again, and how we'd never be able to persuade top tier players to come here etc and so on. The real fans knew that was foolish talk, just as we know all the negativity coming our way regarding the teams current play is also foolish talk.That fact is no team besides the Lakers can claim that they currently have what they need to win it all. Only one team wins the title which makes every other team a work in progress. Lets put it in perspective and stop the nonsense.

so doc your ok with the coach and the defense?

March 18, 2011  08:27 AM ET
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1/2 of nyc is already on prozac........

LMAO

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March 18, 2011  08:31 AM ET
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Its bs.Dolan made ny fans watch GARBAGE for years.....I do get raising prices, but that's appalling

i read that and was in complete shock...after knick fans being so supportive for almost 10 years of garbage you would think he would hang back on the increase

March 18, 2011  08:34 AM ET
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This is NY. Things are expensive because they can be.

So you're either rich or you don't ever plan on actually going to a game in person right?

Really man... it's kind of the ultimate slap in the face to real fans that might want to see the team they support in person without having to cash in the kids college fund.

But I expect to see more teams follow their lead after the lockout.

March 18, 2011  08:34 AM ET

I thought Spike was the coach.

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March 18, 2011  08:35 AM ET

Im going to take his advise and get me some Prozak today! lol

March 18, 2011  08:35 AM ET
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So you're either rich or you don't ever plan on actually going to a game in person right?Really man... it's kind of the ultimate slap in the face to real fans that might want to see the team they support in person without having to cash in the kids college fund.But I expect to see more teams follow their lead after the lockout.

If you convert your currency to rubles, you can see a great Nyets game.

March 18, 2011  08:36 AM ET
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Just as long as NY have Dumbtonie then they will have the most exciting offense in the NBA. For that alone the ticket price is worth it... They need to sign him to a 10 year contract...

I don't know about you.. but watching a 6-6 team for 1000 bucks a seat isn't all that exciting.

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March 18, 2011  08:37 AM ET
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i read that and was in complete shock...after knick fans being so supportive for almost 10 years of garbage you would think he would hang back on the increase

I couldn't believe that when I saw it. So you get a team that can hover around .500 and then jack up the prices?

 
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