therealdeal wrote:No I'm not saying they should be excused, I'm saying neither should New York! Why are you trying to hold them to a different standard? That makes no sense!
The Lakers SHOULD be winning without those two. The Knicks SHOULD win without Melo. Simple as that.
Dude its DIFFERENT because the Knicks don't have FOUR hall of fame players like the Lakers pose. If the lakers are missing nash and pau, they should still be able to win with Kobe and Dwight. If the KNICKS are missing Melo and Amare, who else do they have on their team to carry the load? Are felton/chandler equal to kobe/dwight? I'm saying in terms of IMPACT, the Knicks should feel the loss of Melo/Amare more than the Lakers loss of Nash/Pau...even though that has not been the case, whether that's due to coaching or players not playing up to their ability. If Knicks lost to the Wizards or Bobcats at home, then yes, they do NOT get that excuse. But losing to a pretty good Rockets team, when you don't have Melo/Amare, they shouldn't be expected to win, and therefore yes, they GET that excuse.
Now tonight, they had NO EXCUSE to lose to the Bulls at home. That's for sure. Hopefully they win on Sunday so that the Lakers can lay the smack down on them on Tuesday with Nash returning!!!