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Knicks parade on Broadway? Dream on

Let's not get carried away -- but the vital signs are good, and the heart is strong

Updated: March 1, 2011, 6:56 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Knicks have about a snowball's chance in you-know-what of getting to the NBA Finals in June, let alone winning the championship. Let's get that out of the way first.

They are in the puberty stages of learning how to play defense, now that Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups have arrived. They still rely too much on perimeter shooting, illuminating their lack of faith in their interior game. Basically, the Knicks are a lesser version of their boys in South Beach, the ...

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