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Sunday, December 21, 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.

Recent Articles

Melo’s a Knick

The essay just dropped on Melo’s site making it official. From a pure writing perspective, it’s not as good as LeBron’s–and just because of the timing, it feels like he’s cranking out a tepid knockoff, a sub-par copy of the King’s speech–but then again, Melo didn’t have the clout to enlist the great Lee Jenkins as his ghostwriter. I really wish he’d reached out to some of the fine scribes at Knickerblogger. Next time. Here’s his words: A few years ago I dreamed of coming back to New York City, the place of my birth, and on February 23, 2011 …continue reading

Frank Isola: Carmelo Anthony to Return to the Knicks, Announcement Coming Tomorrow (Maybe. Probably.)

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: A person close to Anthony told The News on Wednesday that barring a last minute change of heart Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks after “agonizing over this” for the past week. “He will have something for everybody on Thursday,” said the friend who was with Anthony before Anthony’s scheduled workout with Kevin Durant and Kevin Love in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “He is really torn because this is the biggest decision of his career. But he wants to get it done in New York. He told me he believes …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode V: Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall

[Editor’s Note: Bryan Gibberman! Podcast! Yay!] As y’all are well aware by now, the New York Knicks selected Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early with the 34th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. In his final season with the Shockers, Early averaged 16.4 points on 48% shooting including a .373 mark from behind the arc. Two years ago he helped lead WSU to the Final Four where they lost to Louisville (I actually saw this game in person at the Georgia Dome, though I totally spaced on that when doing the interview). Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall was kind …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode IV: Bobby Karalla, Talkin’ About the Trade

[Editor’s Note: You know the drill. Pod with Bri time!] The Knicks and Mavericks completed a six player, two draft pick deal on Wednesday. In a shocking turn of events, the Knicks were the team that got two draft picks, and yes I’m being serious this is not a joke. With all the names involved that I led this intro with New York getting two, count ‘em two second round draft picks you know how ridiculous the organization has been in the past in deals. It was a sad moment to see Tyson Chandler go to the Mavs and a …continue reading


[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Patrick Gallagher. He’s a playwright with a day job and has been a Knick fan for 25 years. He’s not sure which has brought him the most misery.] “Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. It’s got no use on the inside. You’d better get used to that idea.” –Red Redding, The Shawshank Redemption   Every year around the summer solstice, Knick fans indulge in their long-running tradition of creating outlandish, implausible trade and draft scenarios that transform the Knicks from playoff outcasts to title favorites. It is a …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode III: Jared Dubin

[Editor’s note: It’s Episode III! No, no Ewoks show up and it’s NOT A TRAP. Even better, Bloomberg Sports and Hardwood Paroxysm’s (and ESPN, and Grantland and the whole darned interweb’s) Jared Dubin joins Bryan Gibberman to talk about….well, let’s let him describe it. Take it away, Bry) Star forward Carmelo Anthony is no longer a member of the Knicks, as he officially exercised the early termination option in his contract today. Don’t worry Knickerbocker fans, Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Barngani declined their ETOs so everything is ok!!!!!! Jared Dubin‘s here to run down all of the scenarios including (but …continue reading