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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Knicks Morning News (Monday, Feb 27 2012)

[New York Daily News] Linsanity grips All-Star Weekend in Orlando (Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:38:20 GMT) When Jeremy Lin suddenly appeared in the lobby of the players’ hotel here on Friday, the crowd pushed forward and Max Cayard politely pushed back. [New York Post] Ex-Knick Houston still a shooting star (Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:19:46 -0500) ORLANDO â?? Allan Houston looked as fit as he did during his playing days Saturday night at Amway Center when he sank two halfcourt shots to help the New York squad win the “Shooting Stars” competition. But Houston, the Knicks’ 40-year-old assistant general manger, …continue reading

For the Bibliophobic, A Jeremy Lin Primer

As our intrepid, bookish backcourt (I’m still pining for the nickname, “The Smartest Guys in the Room,” to catch on) has taught us, reading is for…NERDS!!!! For the rest of us, here’s a whole heap o’ fun, financial factoids about our ephebic point guard, mainly conveyed via sweet, creamery art deco-ish graphics. Enjoy! (Big thanks to Jim Del Favero for sharing this)

Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Feb 25 2012)

[New York Daily News] L-In Demand among stars (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 06:40:07 GMT) The demand for Lin was so great that the NBA took the unprecedented step of giving him his own press conference prior to Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge. [New York Daily News] ‘We talkin’ about pracitce’: Smith fined $1.06M (Sat, 25 Feb 2012 03:09:29 GMT) Apparently, J.R. Smith forgot to reset his watch when he played in China.The Knicks’ recently signed shooting guard had $1.06 million, or one-third of his total salary, deducted because he missed an unspecified number of practices while playing for Zhejiang Chouzhou. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Friday, Feb 24 2012)

[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Heat D overwhelms Jeremy Lin, Knicks (Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:35:05 EDT) MIAMI — After the Knicks’ 102-88 loss to the Heat, New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin was at his locker with his head down. He finished with just as many turnovers (eight) as points — his lowest total since his sudden surge started against the Nets. Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, whose locker was directly across from Lin’s, recognized Lin’s dejection, as did the other players, and they went over to comfort him. “We said, ‘Cheer up, man,’” Anthony said in the postgame …continue reading

Heat 102, Knicks 88

New York Knicks 88 Final Recap | Box Score 102 Miami Heat Carmelo Anthony, SF 35 MIN | 7-20 FG | 4-4 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 19 PTS | -15 Sometimes I wonder whether every time Melo climbs a ladder to replace a light bulb in his house, five guys just slap at his face and arms and knock the ladder out from under him and no one does anything about it. I’ve scarce seen another superstar get less respect down low than Anthony, who must’ve been outed as a subscriber to Amar’e Stoudemire’s How to …continue reading

NYT: In New Knicks Era, Stoudemire Is Not His Old Self

What, you thought I’d let Jim dominate all the news that’s fit to print like a certain high-usage small forward does the ball? Gimme the rock, yo! (and by “rock,” I mean I scribbled  something for the Times today too). What if we’re watching Don Mattingly, circa 1990? I remember it well. After a freak back injury that supposedly occurred during some clubhouse horseplay with pitcher Bob Shirley, Mattingly, the All-Star Yankees first baseman, transformed seemingly overnight from a triple crown candidate into a slap-hitting, powerless shell of his former self. That’s what I am reminded of when I watch …continue reading