It is just my personal opinion that if you need these types of gimmicks for motivation that you aren’t championship material to begin with.
The Knicks have been going well since they got Mike D’Antoni fired, so I understand trying to keep the momentum going, but keep concentrating on defense and winning one game at a time.
Only then will those pictures possibly turn into rings.
Over every Knicks player’s locker at Madison Square Garden, there is now a picture of an NBA championship trophy. The new décor was added prior to halftime of last night’s 101-79 rout over the Pistons.
“I think we just want to get our focus back,” Tyson Chandler said. “I think there’s been talk around the staff and amongst us that we’ve got to know what we’re fighting for.”
It was not known who put the photos up, although Knicks manager of player security Max Cayard was involved.
“He told me to bring my ring out today,” Chandler said, referring to his championship ring from last season’s title run with the Mavericks, “and I’m guessing he talked to somebody and put the trophies up.”
Carmelo Anthony likes the photo additions. “They’re inspiring,” he said. “It’s motivating just to see that. It gives us something to look up to, look forward to and we know where we want to be at. A lot of work that we want to do to get there.”