With #HandlesWeek, ending a few days ago, and #DunkWeek concluding last week, I look back at some of the best New York Knicks plays of 2017-18.
The NBA and social media have created an unbreakable bond that is better than any other sport. Unlike the punishment-inducing sharing of MLB clips, Adam Silver continues to show that he’s the most adept commissioner in professional sports.
During the dog days of summer, when the free agency hullabaloo has subsided and Summer League come to a close, people still need their basketball fix.
I know I do.
So, in completely genius fashion, the NBA has created different social media campaigns based on the most exciting plays throughout the previous season. One of the weeks was #NBADunkWeek, where the Knicks caught the short end of the stick.
As you can imagine, the number one dunk of the 2017-18 NBA season was Giannis Antetokounmpo leaping completely over the beloved Tim Hardaway Jr. for an insane slam.
This was an incredibly sad day for us all.
It’s not exactly that fair. The whole internet is completely obsessed with Kyrie Irving
The guy probably had 10 different spots in the top 100 #NBAHandlesWeek posts.
Not to take away from Irving, as he has the best handles in the league, but, to have 10 percent of the spots is a bit too much.
Thankfully, a member of the Knicks was honored by the team’s social media accounts.
This tweet popped up on my timeline, and boy, do some of these shakes and/or bakes deserve a spot on the #HandlesWeek list. Get these mediocre Irving highlights out of here.
I’ll be honest; I didn’t remember these moves from Trey Burke. The man can shimmy with the rock. I pictured it more when I saw that he was playing in Dyckman over the summer.
People that play there almost need to have tight handles.
So, which move was the best? Well, that answer is tricky. I think the most impressive one is No. 1. He shakes Kevin Durant, a snub off the All-Defense team this past season. Very impressive stuff from the former Michigan Wolverines star.
My vote, however, is No. 2. Just thoroughly shakes Tomas Satoransky out of his shoes. Satoransky is on an island, and Burke takes it right to him.
Happy to see that Burke got some recognition for his elite ball handling skills. Yeah, I said it: ELITE ball handling.
Oh, Hardaway also has some moves up his sleeve.
The New York Knicks are finally getting their props.