A friend of mine went to the Knicks-Rockets game last month. He told me that midway through the second quarter, a bunch of fans began to heckle Amar’e Stoudemire, who at the time was terribly ineffective in his very limited minutes. The fans insulted his play. They talked about his notoriously balky knees, the ones that have derailed his career. They yelled at him for his 5-year, $100 million contract, which might be the worst in the NBA. Stoudemire was upset by the taunting, and quietly asked a security guard to remove the fans, or at least tell them to …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Knicks nearly blow big lead, but hold off Bulls (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:59:39 GMT) The Knicks squandered a 23-point third-quarter cushion and allowed the undermanned Bulls to tie the score midway through the fourth, before New York eked out a sigh-breathing 83-78 win Wednesday night at the Garden. [New York Daily News] Bondy: With win, Woodson shows drive to survive Knicks recent awful play (Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:30:06 GMT) Jim Dolan didn’t bother to occupy his courtside seat and Spike Lee was wise enough to resell his tickets. The crippled Bulls at the moment …continue reading
“The armies separated; and, it is said, Pyrrhus replied to one that gave him joy of his victory that one more such victory would utterly undo him.” – Plutarch “Some speak of the future. My love she speaks softly. She knows there’s no success like failure. And that failure’s no success at all.” – Bob Dylan, “Love Minus Zero” “The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.” – Napoleon Bonaparte Fifteen times this season the Knicks have been outscored by their opponent. Tonight’s contest — composed as it was of a comprehensively fulfilling start that gave way to …continue reading
The Knicks are 4-0 when I wear my slippers. I am wearing my slippers tonight. I can’t believe I didn’t make the connection sooner. We’re gonna be alright.
New York Knicks 94 Final Recap | Box Score 109 Cleveland Cavaliers Patrick Ewing, C 32 MIN | 5-17 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 11 PTS | -22 Another beastly effort for the Big Fella tonight. 44 points on 24 shots? That’s better than the Wonderbra! Patrick’s step-back jumper was falling like manna from heaven (And yes, he probably does travel whenever he takes those huge, loping steps into the paint for a hook shot). He provided yeoman defense on both Brad Daugherty and John …continue reading
No Kenyon again tonight so the starters are… (Woodson voice) “Let’s see, tried Timmy Jr., that didn’t work. Started STAT in the 2nd half v. Boston. I’m not a ‘stats’ guy, but that didn’t seem to work. Cole Aldrich is one of those union thugs so I can’t start him. Beno’s a PG and you can never have two of those at the same time or else the universe collapses. JR’s drunk. I can’t spell Toure’ so there’s no way to write his name on the whiteboard. Tyson’s still hurt, right Tyson? (Tyson nods). Welp, since there’s no one left …continue reading