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Monday, March 2, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.03.02)

[New York Times] Former European Champion Welp Dead at 51 (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:10:12 GMT) German center Christian Welp, who won the European championship with Germany and also played in the NBA, has died of heart failure aged 51, the University of Washington said on Monday. [New York Times] Saunders Ponders Whether NBA’s All-Star Break Is Too Long (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:16:17 GMT) In a season full of injuries, many hoped that the new, longer All-Star break would help NBA players catch their breath and recover after a grueling first 3 1/2 months. [New York Times] N.B.A. Game …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.03.01)

[New York Daily News] Knicks pay tribute to Anthony Mason, defeat Raptors, 103-98 (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:13:28 GMT) The death of Anthony Mason on Saturday coincided with a Knicks game against the Toronto Raptors. [New York Daily News] Anthony Mason was favorite of Beastie Boys (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:22:53 GMT) In 1994, the Knicks and the Beastie Boys were two of the biggest things going in New York. [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. calls Anthony Mason ‘great guy’ (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:15:02 GMT) Tim Hardaway Jr.’s dad was a teammate of Anthony Mason’s on …continue reading

Anthony Mason

One of the most endearing players to ever put on a Knicks uniform died of heart failure today. Anthony George Douglas Mason was born on December 14, 1966 and enjoyed a 13 year NBA career with seven teams but he will be best remembered for his run with the Knicks.  Mason was the classic bootstrap success story. Toiling away in Turkey and the CBA before getting a chance with Denver and the Nets. Mason joined the Knicks during the 91-92 season, at the start of Pat Riley’s run as coach.  I was 16 when I first watched him as a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.02.28)

[New York Daily News] Knicks down Pistons in double OT to snap 8-game skid (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:33:33 GMT) The undermanned Knicks pulled off a feat Friday night many doubted they’d accomplish again with Carmelo Anthony done for the season. [New York Post] Execs: Knicks have legit shot to snag Greg Monroe next season (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:45:23 -0500) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Pistons general manager and coach Stan Van Gundy had a chance to lock up burly power forward Greg Monroe last summer with a long-term deal when… [New York Times] Blazers Come From Behind for 115-112 …continue reading