Sunday, June 26, 2011

Welcome to NY Iman Shumpert...wait who??

Well, i will say this. I did alot of research going into this draft as to what we needed, what would be available and what i could live with coming away from this draft. One thing i knew for certain, The Knicks would buy another draft pick. I assumed it would be late first round, maybe 30 from Chicago. They did buy a pick and it was a second rounder.

Here was my expectations. Take the best player available at 17. I assumed one of the lottery talents would fall and get snatched up by almost happened.

 F Kawhi Leneard was taken by the Pacers @ 15. My next step was to take one of these four: Nikola Vucevic, Chris Singleton,  Marshon Brooks, Kenneth Faried or Donatas . Vucevic went a pick before, an we had a choice of the rest. Brooks the SG in the Spreewell mold, Faried a rebounding machine, Donatas a 7ft Andrea Bargnani type who would do fantastic in Mike D's system but wouldn't defend a fly, Singleton the best defender in the draft, combo PF/SF and with the 17th pick in NBA draft...The NY Knicks select..... Iman Shumpert?!?!??!

Doing my research, i knew of him. I saw videos, read the scouting reports but with the more " known " targets on the board you didn't expect it. After a day or two of calming down, the pick makes alot of sense. We need defenders, we need athletes. Shumpert is a stud defender, he can guard 1-3. He also is looking to be groomed as a PG. He is ideal size to play the 2 as well. 42" vertical, 6'10" wing span and quickness allows him to be our go to defender against the Kobes, Wades, Westbrook and Lebron's of the world.

We need interior defense also, and Singleton would have fit the bill but the minutes and rotation with Amar'e and Melo would not have saved him many minutes. Shumpert will be in the guard rotation right now.

We bought the 45th pick from the Hornets and got the rights to Josh Harellson, a C with a mean streak. About time! We need a good who will avg more fouls than points and can pick and roll and hustle. Hope he makes the team.

Hope this lockout ends, the Knicks need some big men..i hear Kwame Brown is the me!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

One shall rise, and one shall fall..

13 years pushing and grinding and sacrificing all that he is pays off in ways he could never have imagined. Dirk, Jason Kidd and Jason Terry have achieved their goals, and well deserved as no one had them reaching the second round let alone defeating the defacto champs, Miami heat.

I have always enjoyed watching Dirk play. Something about a seven footer with shooting skills that rival the leagues elite guards. He always played his game, plug him in for 20/9/4 with 50/40/90 shooting %s. He was heading down the path of greatest superstar to never win a championship, that is until this year. He rose to the challenge when others wilted under the pressure.

All praise Dirk, the NBA's savior against the evil empire.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

When is real too real in gaming?

Yes this is a picture from an upcoming videogame on the Xbox 360. The detail is amazing, the road, rims, tires could almost think it was photograph.

How much is to much? Do we really aim to play games that mirror real life? Is the goal to basically play a life sim and control it as we wish? I play games to relax ( yeah somehow cursing at my screen when i lose a Madden game and yell at my controller when i get owned in Halo is relaxing lol ) and escape to new place. A place that doesn't stress bills, work or any other of life's crutches.

Technology waits for no one, but how much can they push the visual and audio barriers that blur the lines of fantasy and reality? Do i want to play a Sims game that actually recreates my neighbors and town? The answer is yes lol A Sims game where i can walk over to my neighbors and just punch them in the face for playing the music to loud is the type of escape i'd love, especially if they look exactly like them!

Bring on technology, bring on photo realistic visuals and bring on my neighbors..sons of bitches the lot of them :)

NBA Finals, E3 and DCX is back baby!!

So, it's been a long time..too long. I have returned to continue what i started :) Lots of things have happened from the last post to this one, lets just say life has a way of balancing out. DCX is back :)


Speaking of balancing out, Mavs have tied the series with the Miami Cheat tonight behind a fantastic defensive effort and Demi Dirk up to his tricks again. LeBron disappeared, i think they have an apb out for him and Wade carrying the load, fumbled the last possession away.
How sweet it is. I used to like LeBron, his power, his speed, his ability to toy with the opposing defenders but i must say, he checked himself out of that game last night. He didn't want the burden of being the man. Bosh stepped up more than he did, it was pathetic.
Dirk, however, being well defended and fighting flu like symptoms, he wanted the ball and got it when it counted. He put the Mavs on his back and delivered what ended up being the game winning basket.

Hating on LeBron is the cool thing to do these days, but being outplayed by Shawn Marion is inexcusable.


Nintendo announced it's new " next gen " console. The Wii U. Features a 6" touch screen on the controller and  finally entering the HD era. Looks like it could be a nice hybrid of Wii like games with some punch and the screen provides Dreamcast VMU like experiences plus some unique ones i'm sure.

Sony showed off some great games like Uncharted 3, and Resistance 3 but the news of the day was the official roll out of the next gen portable system which has been officially called PSVITA. Sporting a 5" OLED screen, dual analog and touch pads on the back, it is a killer system that rivals current home consoles.

The best part, all this horsepower will only cost you $249 for the WIFI model and $299 for the 3G/WIFI model, insane when you compare the price to the original PSP and even the newly released 3DS.

 This fall is going to be a good one.