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Monday, March 30, 2015

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

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

Bargs. Now and Forever…

INT. RUSTED HULK IN THE BOWELS OF MADISON SQUARE GARDEN — CONTINUOUS They pass into a huge hold. In the middle: 1.4 MILLION DOLLARS. The pile is thirty feet high. Standing on top- Masai Ujiri. At his feet, bound, is Glenn Grunwald. Dolan laughs. DOLAN Like Joe Walsh says, (begins singing) “They say I’m crazy but I have a good time. I’m just looking for clues at the scene of the crime Life’s been good to me so far” Ujiri jumps from the top, slides down the pile. UJIRI I told you- I’m a man of my word. (looks around) Where’s the …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episdode Two: Robert Silverman and Kevin McElroy

[Editor’s Note: Once again, here’s Bryan Gibberman with the second installment of the Knickerblogger Podcast. Take it away, Bryan!] Some familiar faces, or more accurately, vocal tones make an appearance. KB’s own Robert Silverman and Kevin McEIroy hop on to discuss everything going on in the weird world that is the New York Knicks. I swear, I tried to avoid talking about Carmelo Anthony …um…some guy, but at a certain point it became unavoidable. That said, we also talked about signing Patty Mills, the dynamics of Phil Jackson being in charge and the rumors that David Lee might once again …continue reading

Carmelo Leaning Toward Leaving the Knicks?

If you’re still hung over (either metaphorically or literally) from the Double OT classic that eliminated the Rangers, here’s a big ol’ glass of pickle juice mixed with Irish Breakfast to get your head squarely back into the twitch-and-spasm-inducing mindset that is this summer’s serialized TV dramedy, “What The Eff Is Melo Going To Do?” With apologies to the marketing wizards at TNT, the disembodied psionic entity we know as Woj just dropped some BOOM. New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is leaning toward leaving in pursuit of immediate championship contention, and awaits the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets to …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode One: Howard Beck

[Editor’s Note: Hi everybody! Instead of fretting about Melo, why not take a listen to the first installment of the Knickerblogger Podcast. Bryan Gibberman‘s our host with the most, and our official representative for all ‘Bocker backers from the state of Arizona. He also describes himself, as, “An unabashed lover of J.R. Smith.” Let’s assume he doesn’t mean that literally. Take it away, Bry!) With the Knicks slowly morphing into the Lakers East, there isn’t a better person to chat with than the great Howard Beck. For those that aren’t familiar (and you really, really should be), Beck covered Phil’s …continue reading