News: Red Cafe Names NY Knicks' Biggest Weakness, "They Break My Heart All The Time"

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 9:44AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Bad Boy Records' Red Cafe recently gave his thoughts on the sizzling hot New York Knicks, pre-Jeremy Lin era, and said the team needed more toughness in order to excel.

Recalling the past days when Knicks stars like Latrell Sprewell and Patrick Ewing took the floor, Cafe said the New York hometeam is in dire need of aggressive leadership.

"I'm a hometown guy. I'm a neighborhood guy. There were a lot of great years I saw the Knicks do some explosive things. John Starks, Ewing, Sprewell. I liked it. We were tough guys. It was nice to see them match up with guys who had more talent. I just love the Knicks. They break my heart all the time," Cafe said in an interview. "You gotta win the game before you get on the court. You have to take their heart. I think [Carmelo Anthony] can do it. [Amar'e] Stoudemire can do it. They just have to make the decision. We're in New York City. Coming into that Garden, that's a big deal. Other guys go on that stage and they know they gotta show up. We need [expletive] Anthony Mason and Charles Oakley right now. Those guys came in the game and took hearts, asap." (The Post Game)

As of late, the Knicks' overnight star Jeremy Lin has captured the attention of hip-hop artists like Lil Wayne, who is not buying into the hype.

"Jeremy Lin has been added to Rising Stars Challenge game for All-Star Weekend after recent Lin craze," Weezy said, reading from a report. "Now, everyone got the Lin fever and everybody doing the Lin -- I don't, I'm trying to figure out what I call him. Well, he beat my Lakers. So ever since that game, I hate him. So I call him Lin Laden. Yeah, that's what I call him. Lin Laden. Trend that. That's what y'all need to start calling him. Lin Laden. But for tonight, Lin Laden was defeated by the Hornets. So seems like Lin couldn't beat New Or-Lins. Ha! Score for me." (Weezy's Sports Center)

Former Ruff Ryders rapper Jin recently penned a tribute record in Lin's honor.

"I saw this interview about a year ago. Maybe it's the Asian American connection combined with the fact that at the time I was taking steps on my own spiritual path as well, but I was just super inspired. Later on, as Jeremy landed a spot on the Warriors, I had the notion to work on a song inspired by him. Interesting how God works.. The Warriors track never got released cause I couldn't get it to a point where I was comfortable with the overall direction of the song.. and next thing you know J gets released from the team. As he continues on his path to Houston and then ultimately the Knicks, I think it's safe to say that countless amount of us are continuously inspired and uplifted by what God is doing in this brothers life.. His story and I'm sure many of ours can attest that like the song says, "HE always come thru in the nick of time."" (Channel APA)

Despite an impressive win against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, the Knicks fell short to its local rivals, New Jersey Nets, last night.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony didn't take the air out of the Jeremy Lin Show. Guard Deron Williams and the New Jersey Nets did on the final leg of a back-to-back-to-back set, beating the Knicks 100-92 on Monday at Madison Square Garden. Williams, perhaps still smarting from the Nets-Knicks game Feb. 4 in which Lin began his improbable run with 25 points and a victory, reminded the NBA there's another high-profile point guard in the New York metropolitan area. (USA Today)

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