[New York Times] In Brooklyn, It’s All Nets (Sat, 18 Aug 2012 03:48:51 GMT) The Nets don’t officially step on the court in Brooklyn until the fall. But the team’s imprint is already evident, even ubiquitous, around the borough.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Liberty Top First-Place Sun (Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:48:03 GMT) Cappie Pondexter scored 21 points to lead the Liberty to a 79-61 victory over the first-place Connecticut Sun in Newark in the teams’ first game after the Olympic break. [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks Remain Silent on Jeremy Lin’s Move to Rockets (Fri, 17 Aug 2012 02:29:23 GMT) Not a single team official has stepped forward to explain the Knicks’ decision to let Jeremy Lin leave for Houston rather than match a three-year, $25 million contract. [New York Daily News] Oakley: …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Knicks’ Stoudemire Working to Put New Spin on His Career (Thu, 16 Aug 2012 05:09:06 GMT) Amar’e Stoudemire, the pick-and-rolling, power-dunking star, is now a student of the low post, and his teacher is the Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon.
[New York Times] Koufax’s Roundball Once Trumped His Fastball (Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:20:07 GMT) That Sandy Koufax was a talented basketball player in Brooklyn before becoming a baseball Hall of Famer gives the Nets’ arrival in the borough just a little more heft. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Donaghy Denied Early Release (Wed, 15 Aug 2012 05:20:23 GMT) A federal judge in New York refused to allow an early end to supervised release for Tim Donaghy, the former N.B.A. referee who took money from a professional gambler. [New York Post] Hakeem tutors Amar’e (Wed, 15 Aug 2012 …continue reading
[New York Post] Teamwork was not on Olympic agenda for Chandler, Melo (Tue, 14 Aug 2012 04:05:48 -0500) LONDON â?? Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski fashioned a gold-medal-winning rotation during the Olympics, with Tyson Chandler starting at center and Carmelo Anthony replacing him at the five-minute mark of the first and third quarters. Having Anthony in an odd role, often at the 5, was good for the gold in…
[New York Times] Basketball | Men’s Final: James and U.S. Basketball Team Secure Another Gold (Mon, 13 Aug 2012 05:07:05 GMT) The United States outlasted Spain, 107-100, for its second straight gold medal, with 30 points from Kevin Durant and late heroics from LeBron James in an unexpectedly close game. [New York Times] Lakers Set to Obtain Dwight Howard in Four-Team Trade (Mon, 13 Aug 2012 06:40:04 GMT) The proposed deal would send Dwight Howard, the N.B.A.’s top center, to the Lakers from Orlando, and Los Angeles’s own All-Star center, Andrew Bynum, would head to Philadelphia.
Team USA won back-to-back gold medals with another thrilling victory over Spain. Boy, Spain sure knows how to play Team USA tough, huh? Congrats to our two Knick medalists. Hopefully they follow up Olympic success with NBA success this upcoming season!