NYDN - Steve Novak didn’t appreciate Nate Robinson mocking him and the Knicks by copying Novak’s signature “discount double check” sign after making two shots in the first half. Novak occasionally makes the sign after hitting a three-pointer. He does it in honor of Aaron Rogers and his hometown Green Bay Packers. “It warms my heart, it really does,” Novak said of the former Knick. “The best part about doing the belt is hearing the stories of all the little kids around the world that hit a 3-pointer and do the belt. You know, one day when little Nathan grows up, I hope that his dreams come true and he can be just like me .”

The Knicks have lost 6 of their last 10. They’re lucky they faced a shitty Orlando team and a Spurs team who was playing 4 games in 5 nights in the middle of that stretch or it could be really fucking ugly. They’re finally coming back to earth. Finally more where they should be. Not winning games based on real defense. Still crossing their fingers and hoping that they can shoot the lights out. At this point it boils down to Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith carrying this squad. Awesome. One of those guys is worried about his divorce with LaLa the former MTV VJ based on whatever variation of Urban Dictionary’s definition of Honey Nut Cheerios you choose to believe in. The other one of those guys is JR Smith. Thats not a recipe for success.

But hey at least Steve Novak has words for Nate Robinson! Listen I love Steve Novak. Heard a lot of great urban legends about him at Marquette and I love him coming off the bench and raining 3s. But when your team has lost 8 of 13, and you’re 2 or 3 games away from being the bottom of the playoff basement in the Eastern Conference, it might not be the time to talk shit to Nate fucking Robinson. You just got ran out of the gym by the Bulls (spare me the talk about the final score) and Steve Novak is babbling about “little Nathan” and a fucking football celebration made up by the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. Lets stop worrying about wives getting creampied and stop worrying about Nate Robinson scoring 5 points in 10 minutes and the discount double check. Get back to taking immaculate care of the basketball and playing some real life defense. Thats what wins ballgames. The Knicks built themselves a great cushion the first 30 games of the year shooting the lights out, but thats not real life. Time to play real basketball.