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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

That Time Earl Monroe Was Investigated for Point-Shaving for Shooting on His Own Basket

I figured that my latest Basketball Legends Revealed would be of interest to Knick fans, as it involved a Knick game from 1977. It’s sort of an Unsung Knick History entry, in a way. ;) You can check it out here.

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.23)

[SNY Knicks] Knicks, Melo can pause to appreciate Olympic accomplishment (Monday, August 22, 2016 8:27:47 AM) Over the course of his Knicks tenure, Carmelo Anthony has been under plenty of scrutiny as the subject of a variety of criticisms. As New York has continued to struggle over the years, of course, some of it has been justified. But alas, some of the more exaggerated criticism simply comes with the territory of playing in one of the biggest markets in the world. [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony’s calls for change lacked the power of a protest (Monday, August 22, 2016 10:34:17 PM) Carmelo …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.22)

[NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Golden Run Set to Continue at Tokyo 2020 (Monday, August 22, 2016 2:30:30 AM) Geno Auriemma, coach of the U.S. women’s Olympic gold medal-winning basketball team, says he is constantly reminded that, “It’s not whether you win or lose — until you lose”. [NYTimes] Basketball: Coach K Gets Perfect Send-Off With Serbia Rout (Monday, August 22, 2016 12:24:29 AM) U.S. men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ended his national team career on a high note as Team USA overpowered Serbia at the Rio Games for their third straight Olympic gold medal. [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Routs Serbia for Third …continue reading

Congratulations to Team USA and Carmelo Anthony!

It’s not every day (or year) that a New York Knick wins an Olympic Gold Medal. In fact, this is only the fifth time since the Olympics began allowing professional players to compete (something that the United States actually voted against allowing to happen, by the way) that a New York Knick player has won a Gold Medal (Patrick Ewing in 1992, Allan Houston in 2000, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler in 2012 and now Melo for a second time). So I figured we should take a moment to give our regards to Melo and the rest of Team USA …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.21)

[NYTimes] Basketball: Four Golds in Hand, American Trio May Say Farewell (Saturday, August 20, 2016 11:30:27 PM) Three American women made history on Saturday by tying the Olympic record for the most golds in basketball at four. Chances are they won’t be back for the record-breaking fifth. [NYTimes] Basketball-U.S. Rolls Past Spain to Win Sixth Straight Gold (Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:39:32 PM) The United States women’s basketball team thumped Spain 101-72 to claim a sixth straight gold medal on Saturday to rubber-stamp their credentials as one of the greatest Olympic sporting dynasties of all time. [NYTimes] Australian Athletes Released …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.20)

[NYTimes] Men’s Basketball: Spain Makes U.S.A. Sweat, but Just a Little (Friday, August 19, 2016 7:20:05 PM) Klay Thompson broke out of his slump to lead the Americans, who advance to the gold medal game on Sunday. [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Down Spain to Reach Men’s Gold Medal Final (Friday, August 19, 2016 11:27:31 PM) The United States continued their reign over Spain with a scrappy 82-76 win on Friday to put them through to the gold medal final of the men’s basketball tournament for a third straight Olympics. [NYTimes] DeAndre Jordan Comes Up Quietly on Team USA (Friday, August 19, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.19)

[NYDN] Derrick Rose on why Knicks are worthy of ‘super team’ label (Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:39:49 AM) Derrick Rose isn’t backing down from his comments that the Knicks are now a “super team.” [SNY Knicks] Knicks announce preseason schedule (Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:45:15 PM) The Knicks have announced their preseason schedule. [SNY Knicks] Can Lance Thomas be a Shane Battier-type glue guy? (Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:55:41 AM) Of all the players who the team signed during free agency, perhaps the one player who was most adamant about being a Knick was forward Lance Thomas. [NYPost] Knicks fans …continue reading