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Friday, November 28, 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

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

The Fisher King

First of all, let me apologize for the headline. It was just too delicious a pun not to gobble it up like so many chocolate-covered cherries. If the Post/News doesn’t steal my Thunder [giggles] tomorrow by running the exact same thing, then you can put me in the pun-itentiary or at a minimum, the pun-alty box [bursts into uncontrollable peals of laughter]. Anyhoo, according to multiple reports, Derek Fisher has agreed to become the HC of the NYK. The all-seeing Panopticon of breaking NBA stories, the man they call Woj, hath twat: Derek Fisher is closing on a deal to …continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Steve Kerr to Coach the Warriors, Because Knicks

I mean… I guess… Well… Yeah. After waiting for what seems like an eternity for the fair-haired Dane, Hamlet Kerr, to make up his noble mind, it seems as if he’s found a far prettier gal at the bar to go home with: Steve Kerr has reached agreement on a five-year, $25 million contract to coach the Golden State Warriors, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Kerr passed on an opportunity to coach the New York Knicks and rejoin his former coach Phil Jackson, who is now running New York’s front office. Honestly, we should’ve realized that if it was taking thiiiiiiiis …continue reading

Phil, Melo and the Ten Dollar Carrot

[Editor’s note: This is guest post from friend-of-the-blog Dan Litvin.] A photo posted to the Instagram account of one Josh Wolfe (username: wolfejosh) depicts what appears to be Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony dining at the restaurant American Cut. The photo is grainy, so the diners may actually be Alan Arkin and a unicorn, but if it is Phil and Melo, then it is Knicks-related, which means I can talk about it here, which means I can discuss the fact that American Cut has a carrot you can buy for $10! The $10 carrot appears on the menu as a “Carrot …continue reading

On James Dolan’s Sterling Silence

[Editor’s note: This is guest post from friend-of-the-blog Dan Litvin.] Almost 13 years ago, Chris Broussard, then of the New York Times, revealed that former Knicks Charlie Ward, Allan Houston and Kurt Thomas had made anti-Semitic comments to a fellow Gray Lady reporter that had been covering the Knicks that season. That reporter, Eric Koningsberg, enjoyed what seems today like unprecedented access to the organization’s players. During a Bible study, Ward told Koningsberg that “[Jews] had [Jesus’s] blood on their hands.” Houston followed, “Matthew 26, verse 67. Then they spit in Jesus’ face and hit him with their fists.” Upon …continue reading

Knicks 95, Raptors 92: Goodbye-ee

Toronto Raptors 92 Final Recap | Box Score 95 New York Knicks Cole Aldrich, C 40 MIN | 5-8 FG | 3-4 FT | 16 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 5 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | +12ONE ALDRING TO RULE THEM ALL ROBERT So we’re done. But before this awful, no-good, bleak season wanders depressingly into that good night, we had to get one last bit of pre-game free-form extemporaneous prose poetry from the soon-to-be ex-coach, Mike, Son of Wood. In case you had better things to do, like running a rusty cheese grater …continue reading