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Friday, September 21, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.08.04)

  • [SNY Knicks] Joakim Noah working hard with Knicks’ future in limbo
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 6:35:24 PM)

    Noah was seen getting in rebounding work with former Knicks developmental coach Chris Brickley on Friday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Lance Thomas eager to show leadership skills
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 6:41:34 PM)

    Knicks forward Lance Thomas is excited for the upcoming NBA season and is already on the same page as new head coach David Fizdale.

  • [NYPost] The veteran who’s going to school Knicks’ rookie studs
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:04:47 PM)

    Lance Thomas spent Friday at an Upper East Side school talking to kids about doing the right thing and playing the right way. In a sense, the Knicks co-captain and Brooklyn native will be doing the same thing when training camp starts Sept. 24. One of the integral roles for Thomas, the longest-tenured Knick and…

  • [NYPost] How Vegas casino claims they caught Charles Oakley cheating
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 8:29:18 AM)

    Charles Oakley from downtown. The former Knicks enforcer was arrested at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas last month for cheating, not once, but three separate times. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Oakley pulled a $100 chip back when he realized he would lose a hand, then added chips on two other hands to…

  • [NYTimes] Las Vegas Aces, After Over 25 Hours of Travel, Pull Out of W.N.B.A. Game
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 2:32:50 AM)

    Citing travel issues, the W.N.B.A. team did not show up for its Friday night game against the Mystics in Washington.

  • [NYTimes] Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner Are the W.N.B.A.’s Iconic Duo. Don’t Wait.
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:00:10 AM)

    They’re great apart but even better together. Taurasi and Griner have spent years tailoring their games to each other, and another championship for the Phoenix Mercury may be the reward.

  • [NYDN] The justice system failed my brother
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The justice system failed my beloved brother, Carey Gabay. Last week, the jury rendered their verdict for the gang members responsible for the murder of my beloved brother. Over the course of three months, I attended each day of the murder trial, an emotionally draining experience.

    Throughout the…

  • [NYDN] NYPD blackout: Not sharing information doesn’t put Finest in best light
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    It seems the only way for New Yorkers to shine a light on NYPD disciplinary matters is to wait for a cop to commit a major off-duty offense. Like shooting an alleged romantic rival in the face.

    Sgt. Ritchard Blake, an 18-year veteran, stands accused of shooting Thavone Santana Thursday morning….

  • [NYDN] Fossil fools: The Trump administration makes a fateful mistake on fuel-efficiency standards
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    It’s a given that the global warming-denying, regulation-shredding Trump administration would want to roll back Obama-era requirements for Detroit to build more fuel-efficient cars.

    But the ridiculous rationales offered by officials make us wonder if they’re on laughing gas.

    It all boils down to…

  • [NYDN] The NRA’s last shot? Gun lobby blames New York regulators for financial woes
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The National Rifle Association, which spent more than $55 million to influence the 2016 elections, is crying poverty.

    A lawsuit filed against New York claims that the Department of Financial Service’s declaration that an NRA-marketed insurance policy for gun owners was illegal under state law has…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on life after prison, Trump rallies and the Mets
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Life after prison is never easy

    Napanoch, N.Y.: To Voicer Mac Leigh: You suggested that it should be requirement for parolees to prove they have employment waiting and a place to live prior to release. Easier said than done.

    While some incarcerated individuals do have that, because they have family,…

  • [NYDN] DUI suspect had blood alcohol level five times the limit when he hit girl: police
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    WARWICK, R.I. — Police say a Rhode Island driver who struck and seriously injured a 7-year-old girl had a blood alcohol level nearly five times the legal limit.

    Anthony Sudduth, of Warwick, pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges of driving under the influence and driving to endanger.

    Authorities…

  • [NYDN] Smith College suspends employee who called security on black student who ‘seemed to be out of place’
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    A Smith College employee was suspended this week for calling campus security on a black student lounging in a common area, the administrators said this week.

    Oumou Kanoute, who works as a summer teaching assistant at the Northhampton, Mass. college, had eaten lunch on July 31 and was reading on…

  • [NYDN] U.S. warns Russia, others on enforcing North Korea sanctions
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    SINGAPORE — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia, China and other countries on Saturday against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea that could reduce pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Pompeo’s comments came on the heels of a new United Nations…

  • [NYDN] Former GOP official claims God ordered him to kill mom’s dog, calls himself ‘second coming of Christ’
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say the former head of South Carolina’s Republican Party told them that he killed his mother’s dog because God told him to and that he was the second coming of Jesus Christ.

    Todd Kincannon, 37, was arrested last week after he choked, stabbed, and mutilated his mother’s…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 4, 2018
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 4, 2018

    We are determined to return to the basics now that there are no significant planetary aspects to distract us from the simplistic needs of the practical Taurus Moon. However, paring away the complexities of modern life isn’t as easy as it…

  • [NYDN] President Donald Trump insults LeBron James’ intelligence: ‘Don Lemon made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do’
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    The President is coming at the King, and it isn’t pretty.

    Earlier this week, LeBron James opened a school in his hometown of Akron to give underprivileged students a chance at higher education. Friday night, President Donald Trump insulted the three-time NBA champion’s intelligence in a randomly-timed…

  • [NYDN] Wife of U.S. Marine deported to Mexico under ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The 16-year-old American daughter of a U.S. Marine held back tears as long as she could Friday before her family was split in two.

    Her mother, Alejandra Juarez, was finally leaving for Mexico, rather than be sent off in handcuffs, after exhausting all options to stop her deportation.

  • [NYDN] Boy died after ingesting large amount of methamphetamine at father’s home
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    SEYMOUR, Ind. — A toxicology report says an 8-year-old southern Indiana boy had more than 180 times the lethal limit of methamphetamine in his bloodstream when he died.

    The (Seymour) Tribune reports details about the June 21 death of Curtis Collman III were revealed Thursday. Police say the boy…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn man arrested for Staten Island gas station arson
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    A hotfooted Brooklyn man who set himself alight when he torched a Staten Island 7-Eleven has been caught, police said.

    Fakrol Islam, 26, of Kensington, was arrested Friday for setting fire to the gasoline he splashed around the pumps at the Richmond Ave. and Victory Blvd. convenience store around…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Rick Porcello and Red Sox deliver knockout blow to Luis Severino and Yanks, who now hand ball to Chance Adams
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 6:55:00 PM)

    Luis Severino may have been trying to send a message Friday night. The Yankees ace threw high and inside to Mookie Betts on his very first pitch, but the Red Sox and Rick Porcello delivered what may have been a knockout blow to the Yankees.

    Porcello beat the Yankees, pitching a complete-game one-hitter,…

  • [NYDN] Jacob deGrom takes another loss after going eight innings and allowing two runs as Mets fall to Braves
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    There are certain occurrences the Mets have come to expect this season and, unsurprisingly, they both came to pass Friday.

    The first would be seeing a starting pitcher go on the disabled list, and Steven Matz did just that in the afternoon, a day after an MRI showed no structural damage in his…

  • [NYDN] Pentagon redoing space defenses, but it may not be enough for Trump
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president’s defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and unwanted…

  • [NYDN] Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 5:05:00 PM)

    An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park in the third disturbance in less than a week at a national park, officials said Friday.

    Rangers looking for Raymond Reinke of Pendleton, Ore., found him causing a disturbance…

  • [NYDN] Queens man arrested after green card interview to be released after 90 days in detention
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    A Queens man detained by ICE during his green card interview in late April and held in a New Jersey jail ever since won his release on Friday.

    A federal judge in Newark ruled that Antonio de Jesus Martinez, 35, an El Salvadoran immigrant married to an American woman, could go home to his family…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Unheralded Giant B.W. Webb, who has shown off skills in camp, could provide needed depth at corner
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 4:25:00 PM)

    You don’t know B.W. Webb. Not yet anyway. But Philip Rivers and Drew Brees do.

    Webb, an anonymous Giants corner at the moment, has intercepted both the Chargers’ and Saints’ star quarterbacks in a five-year journeyman career. He’s played on five teams since the Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the…

  • [NYDN] One hurt in sidewalk shed collapse in Midtown
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:50:00 PM)

    One person was hurt when a truck ran into a sidewalk shed in Midtown on Friday.

    A pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer with another pickup atop it smashed into the shed at 675 Third Ave., near E. 42nd St., at about 5:25 p.m.

    First responders took one injured person to Bellevue Hospital. That person’s…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Hard-hitting Jets safeties Jamal Adams & Marcus Maye shouldn’t change their styles of play in the wake of NFL’s new helmet rule
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:40:00 PM)

    Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye spent the better part of their rookie seasons delivering bone-crunching, teeth-chattering hits that aren’t going to suddenly disappear in the wake of the NFL’s new controversial helmet-to-helmet rule.

    The young engines of Todd Bowles’ defense made it clear that they…

  • [NYDN] Detective on mayor’s security detail slaps city with $7 million lawsuit, alleging anti-Muslim bias
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:35:00 PM)

    A detective on Mayor de Blasio’s security detail slapped the city with a $7 million lawsuit Friday, claiming his bosses mistreated him because he is Muslim.

    Abdelim (Abe) Azab, a 17-year NYPD veteran making more than $160,000 a year, claims he was repeatedly passed over for promotion and was called…

  • [NYDN] Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:30:00 PM)

    The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday.

    In a letter to Vice President Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach,…

  • [NYDN] Yankees call up Chance Adams to start Saturday’s crucial game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:20:00 PM)

    The Yankees are resorting to the minor leagues to fix their big-league rotation problems.

    Manager Aaron Boone will turn to pitching prospect Chance Adams to make his first career start on Saturday against first-place Boston. Adams, 23, has spent the entire season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

  • 45 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2018.08.04)

    1. thenoblefacehumper

      Donald Trump: thinks F-35s are invisible, thinks you need an ID to buy groceries, spent countless taxpayer dollars on a “voter fraud” commission that actually confirmed he lost the popular vote by millions, somehow went bankrupt running a casino, watches Fox News for hours on end.

      LeBron James: has a photographic memory, gives detailed interviews on the specific problems facing public education in low-income areas, is a marketing genius, is one of the smartest basketball players on the court anyone has ever seen.

      Kept it to the intellectual abilities of the respective men since that’s what President Big Boy went after, and because comparing them from a moral standpoint is the lowest hanging fruit that exists.

    2. Ingmarrrr

      I tip my hat to the guy. Great interview, mostly about politics.
      He may or my not be the GOAT, and I’m coming around on this because I think with a Pippen and a Rodman he’d have 8 rings by now, but he sure is a great person to have around in this country at this time.

    3. Bruno Almeida

      LeBron James is a pretty fantastic guy. I really wish there were more role models like him when I was growing up, would have made my life a lot easier probably.

      There’s a lot of PR involved but who cares, he could be sitting on his ass and enjoying his money without doing anything.

    4. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      The worst thing LeBron James has done? His management team ran a 75-minute egotistical TV special in which pissed off 29 fanbases while going to the franchise with perhaps the worst fans in basketball. Oh yeah, and it raised $6M for a local Boys and Girls Club and other charities.

      Jordan was the poster child of the me-first Eighties. I know which personality type I respect more.

      But hey, would you rather be a 6-time GOAT champion and a detestable psychopath, or a measly 4-time champion and be loved the world over? I’m a leftist who’s not competitive (as my eight-plus years of posting on here suggest) so I’d rather be the latter. Maybe if I were a baby boomer I’d have the balls to win at all costs, but alas I’m just an incel cuck beta. I’m actually a chessboard palooka: I sign up for tournaments to lose on purpose — you still win a participation trophy, and that’s what I’m all about!

    5. Donnie Walsh

      Today’s KB discussion question:

      Who would you vote for for president in 2020 if it was a binary race between Donald Trump and Carmelo Anthony?

    6. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Whoops! Only three titles. Half the man that Jordan was.

    7. JK47

      I’d way rather be LeBron James than Michael Jordan. LeBron seems to enjoy his life while Jordan is a miserable petty dickhead. Jordan is basically Barry Bonds minus the ‘roids.

    8. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      I love the irony of a bunch of Melo sycophants criticizing those of us who would rather have money than accolades. That’s the M.O. of Melo’s whole career!

    9. 2FOR18, understands math

      Boy I really struck a nerve with you lefties. Capitalism is bad. Rich people are evil and greedy. Nobody needs so much stuff. You didn’t build that.

      But hey, show me da money!

    10. 2FOR18, understands math

      It’s also a joke that you’d rather have LeBron’s career than Jordan’s because LeBron plays fake intellectual and critcizes your favorite low hanging fruit boogeyman with MSNBC talking points. Ohhhhh he’s so brave and wowww he’s so smart. Truth to Power!
      Lmao

    11. Donnie Walsh

      LeBron plays fake intellectual and critcizes your favorite low hanging fruit boogeyman with MSNBC talking points.

      Actually, our favorite low hanging fruit boogeyman criticized LeBron James, who was on TV discussing the free school he just funded (you know, to make America a little less shitty again). But, yeah, your right, LeBron is clearly a fake intellectual (even faker than Don Lemon, right?).

    12. Bruno Almeida

      @13

      Again, you have no idea why I would choose the money, but having no idea and still commenting like you know everything is basically the modus operandi of guys like you, so what’s new?

    13. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Boy I really struck a nerve with you lefties.

      Your entire political philosophy, like that of the alt-right, is to troll as much as possible, with no actual policy positions whatsoever. Surprised? Not really.

      Capitalism is bad.

      I’m a capitalist. Whoops!

      Rich people are evil and greedy.

      #notallrichpeople

      Nobody needs so much stuff.

      Or how about “nobody needs to own so many politicians who are elected by the people, not corporations?” Hope that doesn’t hurt your feelings, snowflake.

      You didn’t build that.

      Obama’s biggest mistake there is using such a vague pronoun in that sentence. Truly a dumb error by a brilliant orator.

      In case you forgot (since you are the most obvious Breitbart dolt I’ve talked to in awhile, and we all know they aren’t a big fan of context) he was referring to public infrastructure, which is almost entirely financed by tax dollars, not private enterprise. Should we privatize road construction? I bet it’d be great if you had to pay Amazon a tax each time you used one of their highways. What a great America that’d be!

      But hey, show me da money!

      You’re probably a future rich person just mildly embarrassed that you’re just another one of us taxpayers. The rich, greedy, scummy, treasonous conservative swine you idolize wouldn’t give you the time of day and they don’t give a fuck about your interests. I’d bet that you’ll be dead before you realize that cold, hard fact.

    14. 2FOR18, understands math

      @17 yes I get it. You would do great things with your money so it’s ok for you to have it.
      That icky guy over there with all that dirty money? It’s NOT FAIR!. The state needs to take it and redistribute it.

    15. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Again, you have no idea why I would choose the money, but having no idea and still commenting like you know everything is basically the modus operandi of guys like you, so what’s new?

      I’d want the money because (1) I like money and (2) I’d like for the Portland Chess Club to have a nice big mansion in Eastmoreland, Portland instead of a basement with dingy fluorescent lighting and also (3) I’ve been scheming to set up an anonymous scholarship at my alma mater with some of my salary, but $500/year doesn’t really go as far as $500,000 would, these days. Hell, if I had Carmelo’s money, I’d make sure the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Southern Poverty Law Center had enough to make ends meet. Such a greedy git, aren’t we?

      Also fuck pride. Show me the money.

    16. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      The state needs to take it and redistribute it.

      Your strawman is looking a little dry.

    17. 2FOR18, understands math

      “#notallrichpeople”

      That exactly sums up my point. Rich people leftists like are dreamy. Rich people leftists don’t like are evil greedy pigs.

      The fact that you keep throwing fox news and breitbart at me, 2 places I don’t watch/read, is hilarious because you have nothing to say that I don’t hear on MSNBC.

      You probably don’t know this, but libertarians are not republicans. We believe in the NAP (non aggression principle) and that people are free to do whatever they want unless they’re infringing on someone else’s rights.
      Both the left and the right want to use the power of the State to tell me what to do; it’s just that each side has their own ideas of what I should be allowed to do, so they can all fuck off.

    18. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Nah, I definitely didn’t pick that up as a subscriber to Reason. And I definitely haven’t read multiple books by David Boaz.

    19. Bruno Almeida

      I just want to open an institute to further research on social sciences in Brasil. I’m not Mother Teresa, I’m just a regular dude who wants stuff to be better for everyone and live my own life.

      I’m not a rich leftist and I’ve never been, so that shows how much you have no idea what you’re talking about and are just generalizing “sjw” and leftist ideas you hate. The traditional leftists are as much an enemy to me as you are, sir. I’m not gonna sit here and be a hypocrite and talk about not wanting the money when I do need it and I do think I would be able to do good things with it. I live in capitalism just as much as you do and I recognize my reality, instead of living in the fairy tale world of personal freedoms that you do, that’s never been mine to begin with.

    20. 2FOR18, understands math

      Well I’m glad you read Reason. Not sure how someone can subscribe to a libertarian magazine and support the SPLC. They can suck a bag of dicks.

    21. Bruno Almeida

      @26

      I’ve met some libertarians who were cool people, and understood the role of privileges and situations in life. However, yeah, most of them are just white heterosexual males who have been free to do whatever the crap they wanted their entire life without worries but are just hiding their hatred behind this morally charged idea of freedom above all costs.

      Try to live without complete freedom for a while and you’ll see the government controlling my actions is the least of my concerns nowadays.

    22. Dough Chew [dolan pls]

      Perhaps you will figure out the secret to my superior intellectual robustness when you figure out why libertarians only care about issues that affect straight white men.

    23. 2FOR18, understands math

      Jesus Christ 29. So the NAP, liberty and freedom are only for straight white males?
      Just when I think I’ve found peak prog, I get pleasantly surprised.

    24. JK47

      Libertarians are just Republicans who don’t want the stink of the word “Republican” associated with them.

    25. Bruno Almeida

      @30

      It is when they tell me to grow the fuck up and pursue all of life’s wonderful opportunities to the utmost of my personal freedom when I’ve been systematically fucked by racism and homophobia for my entire life. It is with you when you assume that my issues are not important just because you can’t bother to understand that some of us are fucked from the start by the discourse you defend.

      I would be 100% for the libertarian ideas if everyone had equal opportunity to compete. It would be a less shitty capitalism. But in the real world we survive the struggles in anyway we can, and you guys really don’t help.

    26. chrisk06811

      somebody named jonathan wasserman wrote an article predicting the future all stars from this draft…..Knox at number. 4. then, under “sleepers outside the top 10″…..Mitchell Robinson.

      so….which one of you guys is jonathan wasserman????

    27. GianaDani

      When it comes to political systems, parties, leaders…for me, it’s five simple things:
      1) life;
      2) liberty;
      3) privilege of sleeping under the protection of the strongest bad ass armed forces ever assembled & knowing that if anyone fucks with us, we can inaliate them in 48 hours;
      4) the pursuit of doing what ever the fuck makes me happy;
      5) access to economic latter via education & entrepreneurship.

      While there often are some minor or temporary disruptions, MOST people are exactly where they deserve to be in life. All our lives are whatever we make of them.

    28. Bruno Almeida

      I remember I said here once that americans were incredibly amusing to me sometimes.

      See above example.

    29. Grocer

      2for18, you’re being super aggressive. You also decided to knock an organization that tracks groups that exist solely to perpetuate violence and disenfranchisement against other people. Go back to libertarian school, you’re doing it wrong.

    30. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      I think I can speak for a large contingent on this site when I say I’m with you, Bruno. Fuck this ahistorical, myopic bullshit. The free market can only exist when bigotry does not. So here we are.

    31. bobneptune

      Hell, if I had Carmelo’s money, I’d make sure the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Southern Poverty Law Center had enough to make ends meet. Such a greedy git, aren’t we?

      You really don’t have much respect for money, do you? :-)

    32. bobneptune

      Back to Fox News with you.

      That’s as pithy as you cab be snowflake? Back to the crying closet for you. SAD! LOL

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