[New York Times] Virginia Beach Courts Sacramento Kings (Fri, 24 Aug 2012 05:39:06 GMT) With the Kings’ ownership possibly interested in relocation, Virginia Beach is making moves to attract the N.B.A. franchise. [New York Times] Basketball Star Jonathan Hargett’s Promising Career Derailed (Fri, 24 Aug 2012 02:40:04 GMT) Jonathan Hargett was once thought to be the first point guard to jump from high school to the N.B.A., but that was before a tumultuous college career and a prison sentence. He blames himself for his past decisions, which include years of abusing marijuana. [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Season Tickets …continue reading
Dear New Brooklyn Basketball Fans: Notice how I didn’t say hipsters? I’m aiming for nuance here. Also: I am one. Don’t believe me? I’m playing The Antlers on Spotify as we speak. Really. Anyway, you must be pretty excited. Hell, so am I. November 1st – the night your beatific borough officially baptizes the arrival of its first professional sports team in 55 years – is right around the corner. Nets and Knicks, opening night, ESPN broadcast, Beyonce National Anthem (900000% chance this happens). I’m already getting randy. More than anything, though, I’m happy for you, new Nets fan. After …continue reading
I’ve always been unusually obsessed w/sports uniforms. Throughout my so-called formative years, I could routinely be found doodling my fave players in their respective uniforms, with a scrivener’s obsession for getting all the details – the piping, the logo design – precisely right. This caused me no undue grief w/my teachers who seemed for some strange reason to think that the drawings of Richard Todd et al. splattered all over my notebook was an indication that I wasn’t paying attention in class. I just think it was an early incarnation of multi-tasking, if you will. Maybe it’s because the teams …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Prokhorov pokes fun at Knicks’ ‘little man’ owner (Wed, 22 Aug 2012 02:26:38 GMT) Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov â?? who moved his franchise from New Jersey to Brooklyn, becoming crosstown rivals with the Knicks in the process â?? took a swing James Dolan in a recent magazine article, referring to Dolan as “that little man.” [New York Daily News] Cuban says Kidd ‘hurt his feelings’ signing with Knicks (Wed, 22 Aug 2012 02:02:29 GMT) They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that apparently includes grudges after Mark Cuban went on the radio in Dallas and …continue reading
[New York Post] Amar’e pumped up after Hakeem visit (Tue, 21 Aug 2012 04:00:59 -0500) Forget the defending NBA champion Heat and the retooled Lakers, Amar’e Stoudemire believes the Knicks can be a “top teamâ? this year capable of winning a championship. Now that he is fully healthy, the All-Star power forward thinks he and Carmelo Anthony can thrive once they have a full… [New York Times] Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire Learns From Hakeem Olajuwon (Tue, 21 Aug 2012 05:48:03 GMT) The Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire called the results of his low-post crash course with the Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: LeBron James Says He Wants To Play in Olympic Games in Rio (Mon, 20 Aug 2012 05:25:12 GMT) LeBron James said that if he was healthy â?? and if the rules allowed â?? he would like to step inside the Olympic rings a fourth time. [New York Times] Simon P. Gourdine, N.B.A. Executive, Dies at 72 (Mon, 20 Aug 2012 05:00:07 GMT) Mr. Gourdine became the highest ranking black executive in professional sports in the 1970s when he was named the N.B.A.’s deputy commissioner. [New York Times] Hornets Give Coach Monty Williams Contract …continue reading
[New York Times] Basketball Star Jonathon Hargett’s Promising Career Derailed (Sun, 19 Aug 2012 05:09:06 GMT) Jonathan Hargett was once thought to be the first point guard to jump from high school to the N.B.A., but that was before a tumultuous college career and a prison sentence.