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Friday, December 19, 2014

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Happy Holliday!

I hereby proclaim the Eighteenth of December of every year as Derek Fisher Day. This holiday, also known as Fisherday, will mark the day that the Knicks’ coach not only started Cole Aldrich, but the one in which he played the “Compiler Of Lost Events” for 25 minutes and 34 seconds. By allowing C.O.L.E. to exist on the court for such a duration, he was rewarded with 10 rebounds and 13 points. Henceforth this day shall be honored by spending 25 minutes and 34 seconds picking up all the discarded things in our lives. Observers can gather their dirty laundry, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.19)

[New York Times] Snyder Learning That There’s Never Enough Time (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:40:46 GMT) The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder provides an inside look. [New York Times] Warriors Beat Thunder 114-109 After Durant Injury (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:31:53 GMT) Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr could only shake his head and grin while Kevin Durant put on the best performance of his young season in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.18)

[New York Times] Harden Scores 41, Rockets Beat Nuggets in OT (Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:53:57 GMT) James Harden couldn’t quite fight his way through traffic and just barely missed getting his hand in the face of Arron Afflalo as the Nuggets swingman knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end regulation. [New York Times] Clippers Edge Pacers for 102-100 Win (Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:33:08 GMT) Blake Griffin had 31 points and 16 rebounds, DeAndre Jordan added 23 rebounds and 15 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Indiana Pacers 102-100 on Wednesday night. [New York Times] Grizzlies Outlast …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.16)

[New York Post] Family blames MSG ejection for one-legged Nets fan’s death (Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:54:12 -0500) The one-legged Brooklyn Nets super fan ejected from a game for allegedly whacking people with his prosthetic leg killed himself because he was tormented with nightmares from the incident, a… [New York Daily News] Walmart’s Carmelo Anthony doll a dead ringer for Jeremy Lin (Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:43:44 GMT) Kids who had that Carmelo Anthony plush toy on their wish list better hope Santa doesn’t do his shopping at Walmart. [New York Times] Spanish Women Shine in Dark Year for Men …continue reading

I’m So Mad

It’s Monday morning and I’m fuming. My anger has little to do with the Knicks losing to Toronto on Sunday night. Instead it’s my other winter team that has drawn my ire. The New York Jets. And yes, the Jets actually won this week. The problem is they beat the wrong team at the wrong time. The Jets played the Titans, and both teams had identical 2-11 records before the game. A loss would have put the Jets in position to have the third overall pick in the draft. But with their victory, they slide down to 6th. Let me …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.15)

[New York Newsday] Knicks have another rough ending, fall to tough Raptors (Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:29:39 EST) The Knicks had a chance to beat a quality team and record their first two-game winning streak in six weeks, but it became a missed opportunity because of so many missed opportunities. [New York Newsday] Raptors adjusting on the fly without DeMar DeRozan (Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:01:05 EST) Leave it to a basketball team from hockey's heartland to learn how to change on the fly. The Raptors have had no choice but to adapt in a hurry after star DeMar DeRozan …continue reading