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In a bold move, the New York Knicks have traded the rumors that Carmelo Anthony would play for their team to the New Jersey Nets. “We’ve been working on this for a long time,” said Knicks President Donnie Walsh “and it’s a deal that helps both teams.” New York agreed to ship rumors that Carmelo Anthony would play for the Knicks to New Jersey, a team starved for back-page news. To sweeten the deal, New York added the possibility of Chauncy Billups and Richard Hamilton into the pot. In return the Nets will send 3 cases of Four Loko, and …continue reading
This is the nineteenth in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far.
On Sunday night, the Knicks lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in a game that became quite heated at times. Andrew Bynum was ejected from the game and Ron Artest received both a flagrant foul and a technical foul. The flagrant foul came when Artest clotheslined Amar’e Stoudemire when the Knick center drove to the basket. The technical foul came when Artest actually put his hand around Knick forward Shawne Williams’ neck before quickly pulling his hand back. It was a bizarre move that would surprise no one if it resulted in the league fining Artest.
The heated nature of the game inspired me to go back forty-four years to the Knicks’ home opener of the 1966-67 season, and an even more heated game between the Knicks and the Lakers that resulted in second-year Knick power forward Willis Reed essentially fighting the entire Los Angeles Lakers’ bench…and winning!
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For the second game in a row, the Knicks went to their bench for garbage time, as coach D’Antoni inserted Mozgov with 3:39 to go in the fourth quarter. Unlike the Phoenix game this was in a losing proposition. The Lakers beat New York by 22 last night, fueled by their rebounding & defense. Los Angeles grabbed 17 offensive rebounds, and 3 Lakers finished with double digit rebounds yesterday. The Knicks did a good job on Kobe Bryant, holding him to 27 points on 28 shots, and forcing him into some bad looks. However Pau Gasol picked up the slack …continue reading