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Monthly Archives: June 2012

BREAKING NEWS (like, for serious): Omigod, you guys…Lin and Novak Were Granted Their Bird Rights! Woo!!

UNREAL. After hearing from pretty much every reputable source and/or NBA analyst that there was no chance the Players’ Association would win their case, arbitrator Kenneth Dam has rules that the Knicks Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak have in fact, retained their Bird Rights. Howard Beck from the NY Times broke the story: The arbitrator, Kenneth Dam, issued his ruling Friday, siding with the National Basketball Players Association, which challenged the N.B.A.’s interpretation of the rules under the collective bargaining agreement. Dam handed the union a complete victory in the ruling. The ruling means that both Lin and Steve Novak …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Friday, Jun 22 2012)

[New York Times] Heat 121, Thunder 106: LeBron James Leads Heat Past Thunder for N.B.A. Title (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:09:07 GMT) LeBron James had a triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to win his first N.B.A. championship as the Heat beat the Thunder in Game 5. [New York Times] On Basketball: At the Top of a New World in the N.B.A. (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:17:22 GMT) An international media contingent of almost 300 at the N.B.A. finals can be attributed to the international expansion of basketball spurred in large part by the Dream Team legacy. …continue reading

New at Hardwood Paroxysm: The Thin Line of Thunder Disgust

So remember the first article I ever wrote at here? This one. It perturbed some of you fine, upstanding Knickerbloggeristas a skosh. I mention it because for one, I’m about to contradict that first article (again) and if that lil’ ditty brought forth bile, this one might  make y’all might throw heavy objects at me, which is fine when part of a Klingon mating ritual but problematic in a non-Trek multiverse. Take a look : Even if I wasn’t appalled by the coldhearted dagger that was inserted directly into the collective backside of the poor, old Seattleites, and though Messrs. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Jun 21 2012)

[New York Times] N.B.A. Finals: 2012 N.B.A. Finals — James Lives, Learns and Just Might Win (Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:00:41 GMT) After last year’s disappointment in the N.B.A. finals, LeBron James has the Miami Heat one victory away from winning a championship. [New York Times] On Basketball: 2012 N.B.A. Finals — LeBron James Gives Pat Riley Another Moment to Cherish (Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:20:07 GMT) With LeBron James being carried off the floor and Miami’s season seeming to hang in the balance, Pat Riley was as stunned as any Heat fan. But he has lived for such moments. …continue reading

Robert Goes to Clyde Frazier’s Restaurant: Part One

I never know what to wear to these things. I mean, if I had my druthers, I’d have a serious wardrobe, you know? Assuming I was rolling with the 1% I don’t think I would waste my ducats on fancy evenings out, or hundred dollar duck confit tacos at some Korean-Mexican fusion joint or even the newest, latest electronic/computational whizbang thingamajigger. Call it vanity, but were my wallet as fat as my dreams, I would without a doubt saddle up and turn myself into a serious clothes horse just like the subject of this here article But since wishes ain’t …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Jun 20 2012)

[New York Post] Mobley’s lawsuit vs. Knicks dismissed (Wed, 20 Jun 2012 03:07:38 -0500) Cuttino Mobley’s lawsuit against the Knicks claiming discrimination in their diagnosis of a career-threatening heart condition was thrown out of court. Judge Deborah A. Batts of the South District of New York granted a motion to dismiss the disability discrimination lawsuit, ruling Mobley did not prove he could perform… [New York Post] PG Prigioni looks ready for NYC (Wed, 20 Jun 2012 02:20:28 -0500) The Knicks’ interest in Spanish League veteran point guard Pablo Prigioni does not surprise Walter Szczerbiak one bit. Prigioni, the playmaker on …continue reading