It might not — yet — have the online fanaticism and cachet of baseball, but the NBA and its fans are starting to catch up in the world of team-devoted blogs. To this end, Deadspin salutes these modem-addled souls and proudly presents Blogdom's Best, given to the most outstanding blog for each NBA team. There are fewer than there are for baseball, but they're out there, if you look. If you would like to nominate a blog (yours, even) for selection, just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Today: The New York Knicks.
The first-ever NBA game was played in Canada — a 68-66 win by the New York Knicks over the Toronto Huskies. We don't know who sank the winning basket, but we're pretty sure it was a comical two-handed set shot from the chest with one leg bent at the knee. Today, the Knicks are still playing that way, although new coach Larry Brown hopes for an upgrade when he finally disposes of all the players he doesn't like. Until then, enjoy the celebrities! Spike Lee, Woody Allen, David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Lindsay Lohan ... it's a galaxy of stars unmatched even in L.A. Unless you count writers, agents and producers ... and we don't.
So come on over and stay a spell. You might even meet one of the players in person — if you end up in an argument with Antonio Davis' wife, that is. And if you can't get to a game, enjoy these fine blogs, hand picked for your amusement.
3. Knicks City. A solid, analytical blog with consistent coverage.
2. Father Knickerbocker. Once you get past the confusing and disorienting title and logo, a fine product emerges.
1. Knickerblogger.net. We'll go with the online consensus here and crown them the best. The first stop one should make for Knicks news and comment.