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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Knicks Morning News (Monday, Aug 26 2013)

[New York Times] Liberty Gain Ground in Playoff Race (Mon, 26 Aug 2013 02:27:20 GMT) Plenette Pierson scored 18 points, and the Liberty won, 74-66, at Connecticut to move a game behind Indiana for the final playoff spot in the W.N.B.A.’s Eastern Conference.    

Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Aug 24 2013)

[New York Post] Monroe mourns Meminger, former Knicks teammate (Sat, 24 Aug 2013 03:49:33 -0500) Earl Monroe was in tears yesterday upon hearing his former Knicks roommate and backcourt mate, Dean Meminger, was found dead in a Harlem hotel, possibly of a drug overdose. Monroe and Meminger were teammates on the 1973 championship team and became best friends. Monroe is godfather to Meminger’s daughter… [New York Post] Ex-clemency boss got tight with Amar’e (Sat, 24 Aug 2013 02:09:43 -0500) PHOENIX — The former head of the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to consider commuting the sentence of Amare Stoudemire’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Friday, Aug 23 2013)

[New York Post] Garden, Barclays both may get All-Star Games (Fri, 23 Aug 2013 03:58:53 -0500) The NBA All-Star Game could be coming to New York. Twice. In a three-year period. Multiple league sources maintain the 2015 All-Star Game will be played at Madison Square Garden on Sunday of All-Star weekend with the Friday and Saturday night events — the skills, shooting and dunk competitions — set for… [New York Daily News] NBA Stars might align in New York in 2015 (Fri, 23 Aug 2013 03:53:39 GMT) The NBA could award the All-Star Game in 2015 to the Garden and …continue reading

2013 Report Card: JR Smith

PlayerID FLName Year Tm PER TS_P eFG_P PTS ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV 0 J.R. Smith 2013 NYK 17.6 .522 .484 19.4 0.9 5.7 2.9 1.3 0.3 1.8 0.054 Leandro Barbosa 2010 PHO 14.0 .526 .485 19.1 0.5 3.2 2.9 1.1 0.5 2.1 0.058 Greg Ballard 1982 WSB 17.9 .519 .479 18.2 1.7 7.7 3.1 1.7 0.3 1.5 0.061 Michael Finley 2001 DAL 18.2 .521 .487 18.5 1.1 4.4 3.8 1.2 0.3 2.0 0.063 Juan Dixon 2006 POR 14.6 .516 .474 17.5 0.6 3.3 2.8 1.1 0.1 2.1 0.070 Harvey Grant 1993 WSB 16.1 .523 .488 18.1 1.8 5.6 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Aug 22 2013)

[New York Times] Clippers’ Paul Is Elected President of N.B.A. Players Union (Thu, 22 Aug 2013 03:28:24 GMT) Chris Paul, who replaces Derek Fisher, is the first superstar to hold the president’s title since Patrick Ewing in 2001.     [New York Times] Chris Paul Elected President of NBA Players Union (Thu, 22 Aug 2013 03:19:32 GMT) Chris Paul has already seemingly done the impossible by turning the long-languishing Los Angeles Clippers into a force in the Western Conference. Now he’s taken on another big task — rebuilding the reeling NBA players’ association.     [New York Post] Shumpert keeping focus on hoops (Thu, …continue reading

On JR Smith and the Armaments and the Ornaments of War

During the late 90’s/early aught’s, when the Hummer was at the absolute apex of its status-declaring, gas-guzzling obscene popularity and watching a gonzo Limo-Hummer hybrid try to make a right turn in a particularly tight corner in Midtown Manhattan in a manner akin to witnessing a Woolly Mammoth try to squeeze into a pair of Spanx was a weird form of late-night drunken entertainment,  I used to joke that it’s only a matter of time before the well-to-do took it up a notch and began cruisin’ down the block in an Abrams tank. I mean, the price of petrol was noodling at …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Aug 21 2013)

[New York Times] Union Torn by Strife to Elect President (Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:37:31 GMT) Roger Mason Jr., a 32-year-old guard, is seeking to become the president of the N.B.A. players union, which is locked in a legal battle with its former executive director.     [New York Post] Pneumonia forces Bargnani to miss Euro tournament (Wed, 21 Aug 2013 03:09:34 -0500) The Italian Basketball Federation announced Tuesday Andrea Bargnani will not play for his country in Eurobasket next month because of his bout with pneumonia. In a statement released on its website, the federation said though Bargnani’s condition has improved …continue reading