Good morning folks. Some of you are probably wondering about the title of this post. Yes, it is very informal, but I feel like I need to say something. If you pay attention to my Facebook wall, or follow me on Twitter, you can easily deduce that I am a Knick fan. As painful as that might be, I still decide to stick with a team who has been the laughingstock of the NBA for over a decade. Only recently have they begun to turn it around. After making it into the playoffs as second seed in the East, and beating the Celtics 3-0, they have begun to lose their way as the Celtics take advantage of their overconfidence.
The Knicks came out playing last night as if it was already in the bag, and got sacked. All this talk, of “wear black” and reckless talk was all for naught as the Celtics slowly and steadily maintained the lead throughout the second to fourth quarters. They just wanted it more. At this point, the Celtics are in a position to tie it up on Friday at their gym, and possibly grind out a win on Sunday. If they do this, they will make NBA History. Talk about coming back from danger.
The point in this post is not just a commentary on sports, but a commentary on everything. Whenever you just act like you got it, you put yourself at a serious disadvantage. Whether you realize it or not, you are sabotaging yourself. Whether its a fighting game match, or a blog competition, I have experienced personal hubris that ended up costing down the line. If you truly want to be great, you gotta fight for it every single inch of the way. Whether that’s behind the scenes practice, looking over your draft twice or more, it is just necessary to do the work. Whether you think your competition is on point or not, you still got to press it. Or risk getting pushed back into the loss column.
Last night’s game was a personal reminder to me of that necessity. For the sake of the blue and orange nation out there, lets hope the Knicks come out shooting better baskets, and less off at the mouth.
Marc W. Polite