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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Author: Robert Silverman

Hey, did you know that in addition to banging the keys here and occasionally for the NY Times and at ESPN, Robert is a playwright, an actor and a wand'ring mendicant/gadfly? He also once wrestled a bear...and lost.

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Bulls 104, Knicks 80

Chicago Bulls 104 Final Recap | Box Score 80 New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 24 MIN | 5-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -6 Big freaking deal. A couple of dunks in the first stanza. I guess he’s “back.” Wife, go draw me a bath of the finest Manischewitz. I wish to re-vivify these aged bones. ‘Tis a miracle cure! Carmelo Anthony, SF 29 MIN | 5-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode IX: Kevin McElroy

Four preseason games down and we continue to inch towards the regular season. Bryan Gibberman and Kevin McElroy had a lovely little convo on Ye Olde Knickerblogger Podcast, Est. 2004, Mike Kurlyo, Prop., about the team’s fits and starts, how a gaggle of new bros fit the triangle, said shapely offense’s relevance and effectiveness in this here newfangled, modern NBA, the starting lineup, a few easy recipes for family-friendly meals and other choice goodies. Take a listen here, now why dontcha. Enjoy! Also, if you stare into the pattern below long enough, you’ll see your very own personal spirit animal/guide. …continue reading

Pre-Raptors 81, Pre-Knicks 76

Hi Knickerbloggeristas, So I missed the first quarter and a half but the score was a robust 26-22 by the time I tuned in. And no, I don’t own a TiVo. Yes, I have to rub two sticks together and sacrifice a goat to my Dark Lord and Master to get a wireless signal. I do it because of my fidelity to old school, ruggedly individualistic blogging and my Ludditic fear of technology and/or exorbitant cable fees. But since they putting the biscuit in the oven at a rate that seemed to suggest there were still laces on the ball …continue reading

Pre-Knicks 96, Pre-Celtics 80

Basketball! To start, a semi-painful admission: it may be partially due to a three-month hibernation without watching more than the odd Summer League tilt, but for vast swathes of this game I was as confused as a lost, wet puppy in the rain staring at a street sign. (Yes, it was adorbs.) Whether it was all the new ‘Bockers, a totally different, rather intricate offensive system, a revamped (if conservative) defensive set or just a combination of all of these things, it felt like trying to re-learn AP Calculus after twenty years without running so much as a standard-brand differential …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode VIII: Robert Silverman

The New York Knicks are back! Woo! Basketball! Take off your pants and run around the house, banging large kitchen utensils together! What? The first preseason game isn’t until Wednesday? Sigh…killjoy. In any case, training camp is in full swing and so it seemed like an appropriate time to bring back the Knickerblogger Podcast. Bryan Gibberman and I discussed the chief storylines heading into the season, my trip to Media Day, and we peered into our Magic Eight Balls/consulted the Log Lady (Twin Peaks, yo!) to give you the skinny on what’s to come. Enjoy!