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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Knicks v. Pacers or….Indypendence Day!!

New York remains one game ahead of the T-Wolves and the Sixers in the race for worst record in the NBA.  After a very concerning 2 wins in a row, the Knicks returned to form with a wonderful showing against the Kings.  Star point guard Langston Galloway led the team with a -40 in that game.  I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen a number that high…or low I guess. One, two, three…6 weeks to go-new york go new york go!

Knicks Morning News (2015.03.04)

[New York Post] Fired Shaw, a triangle guru, could land job on Knicks coaching staff (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:49:59 -0500) There's a new free-agent on the market — one Phil Jackson adores. Brian Shaw, who considers Jackson his mentor, was fired as Nuggets head coach on Tuesday, not even getting… [New York Post] NBA slaps Knicks’ Jackson with fine for comment on Ohio St. star (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:53:30 -0500) You can't take Phil Jackson anywhere. On Jackson's first college-recruiting trip Thursday at Ohio State, the Knicks president got his club fined for remarks he made about OSU …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.03.03)

[New York Daily News] Anthony Mason’s family considering public memorial (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:47:40 GMT) Anthony Mason Jr. is considering holding a candlelight memorial for his father, so Knicks fans whom he adored can pay their respects. [New York Daily News] Isola: LeBron James drama returns with mirror selfie (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:40:59 GMT) The LeBron James we all know, love and occasionally mock is finally back. [New York Times] Dragic Scores 21, Heat Beat Suns 115-98 as Tensions Run High (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:59 GMT) Making no effort to downplay how much this win meant to …continue reading

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