Stop doing your homework, ignore the screaming child in the other room, let the dog find an unused corner to pee in, and come watch the Knicks (49th seed) and Heat (347th seed) do battle! Winner plays the Bulls (2nd seed) in the next round.
Fourteen years after infamously shunning him for a seven-foot French stiff in the 1999 Draft, the Knicks have reached an agreement in principle to bring Metta World Peace back to his native New York. Sources are saying the deal will be in the neighborhood of two years, $3.2 million. While the Knicks were long thought to be the favorite to retain his services after the veteran forward was cut adrift by the Lakers via the amnesty provision, World Peace had taken to being somewhat coy over the last 24 hours, hinting that he would be entertaining offers from as far …continue reading
Mmmmmm… bad basketball.
Welcome to Las Vegas, where dreams are made and crushed, the vomit flows like wine, and basketball fanatics in the full throes of withdrawal get a brief, week-long respite in the 150-degree summer heat. Today the Knicks will take on the New Orleans Pelicans, with tip-off expected around 4pm EST. NBATV has your live coverage. Barring that, I’m sure Prokhorov has some Georgian prisoners riding hundred-year old stationary bikes powering an illegal feed from deep inside some Siberian tin mine. Just email him. As a side note, we’ve sent along Bob Silverman — reporter, actor, man of a thousand glasses …continue reading
Stats: Player Age G MP MPG PER TS% eFG% TRB% AST% TOV% USG% James White 30 57 435 7.6 9.1 0.503 0.491 6.5 10.3 12.0 15.2 Per 36 Minutes: FGA 3PA 3P% FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS 9.2 1.2 34.1 1.6 0.579 0.4 3.6 4.0 2.4 1.1 0.3 1.4 3.6 10.3 Given perhaps his last shot at the show, James “Flight” White willed unfurled a parallel phalanx of taut-skirted jet mavens, measured with sleepy eyes the precise number of steps from here to there – from the minimally showered and stubblebearded Euro-hoards from whence …continue reading
Just kidding it’s Andrea Bargnani. League sources abound are reporting that the Knicks and Raptors are finalizing a deal that would send the much-maligned Bargnani to New York in exchange for Stave Novak, Marcus Camby, a future first round pick (2016, over which Denver maintains swap rights), two future second rounders, and a pencil sharpener. The pencil sharpener works just fine. This totally came out of nowhere. He we were still kvetching pathetic about drafting a slumping college shooter ahead of oodles of upside, and then, this: So… Twitter went berserk, and for a lot of right reasons: Bargnani has …continue reading
The pick is in, you first heard it from Woj about four hours ago, and it’s…. Meh. Now, I grew up rooting for Michigan State and not the fucking Miami Heat so you can see how this might be a generational loathing thing for me. Not that that’s fair; just being honest. Tim Hardaway has the pedigree. That’s true. He can shoot the basketball. That’s also true. He’s “used to the big stage.” I guess, in a way. He also went through the worst slump since, like, the dinosaurs. He benefited greatly not only from a very, very good point …continue reading