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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.09.07)

  • [NYDN] Black parents come out against de Blasio’s desegregation plan
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 2:30:00 PM)

    An all-Black parent activist group came out swinging against Mayor de Blasio’s controversial plan to desegregate the city’s elite specialized high schools, saying he has inadvertently provoked animosity between communities of color with an ill-considered program.

    Parenting While Black, a grassroots…

  • [NYDN] Dolores O’Riordan’s death sheds light on alcohol-involved bathtub drownings
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan – ruled Thursday to be an accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub following a night of drinking – is drawing attention to the dangers of boozing and bathing.

    O’Riordan, 46, was determined by a coroner to have had a blood alcohol level more than…

  • [NYDN] NFL regular season guide: Jets and Giants edition
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    New York Daily News beat writers Manish Mehta (Jets) and Pat Leonard (Giants) have you covered for the upcoming season.

    Check out every story leading up to their Week 1 openers and be sure to follow both on Twitter.

    GIANTS

    With addition of Barkley, it’s clear Giants are going all-in on 2018 »

    5…

  • [NYDN] John Kelly nearly got into a ‘fistfight’ in the Oval Office with ICE official invited by President Trump: Woodward
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    John Kelly apparently doesn’t pull his punches.

    The combative White House chief of staff erupted in an expletive-ridden rant and nearly got into a “fistfight” after President Trump invited an immigration hawk to the Oval Office whom Kelly had butted heads with while at the Department of Homeland…

  • [NYDN] Internal memo urges Oval Office visitors to not take Trump’s ‘on-the-fly’ decisions seriously: Woodward’s book
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Take everything President Trump says with a grain of salt.

    That’s the message former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus conveyed in an internal memo to Oval Office visitors, according to Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book.

    The three-page memo states no decision made by the President in meetings…

  • [NYDN] Driver’s licenses for all, now: An illegal immigrant separated from his children asks Gov. Cuomo to help
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    I have been in the U.S. for more than 10 years, working as a farmworker at a local dairy. Last Thursday, my worst nightmare came true. It was my daughter’s third birthday. I was driving by a school in Attica, and I was pulled over for speeding.

    The police officer asked for my license. I didn’t…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on carriage horses, Brett Kavanaugh and fare evasion
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Give overworked horses a break

    Flushing: The editorial “De Blasio’s whip hand” (Sept. 1) made a startling admission about the carriage horse industry: That there are morbid consequences to being a New York City carriage horse. The Daily News reiterated a threat that the carriage industry regularly…

  • [NYDN] Suspect in custody after wild gunfight with police at Washington state auto dealer
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 11:55:00 PM)

    TACOMA, Wash. — A gunman in body armor stormed an auto dealer Thursday night, setting off a hostage situation and a gunfight with police that ended with the suspect in custody.

    The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was hit once in the vest by a round fired by a deputy during the shootout…

  • [NYDN] Daycare worker accused of being drunk with children
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    FARGO, N.D. — Authorities say a south Fargo daycare provider has been shut down after being charged with child neglect.

    KVLY-TV reports that Cass County Social Services were called for a welfare check at the home of Richelle Ulmer on July 27. Court documents show that Ulmer, who was outside with…

  • [NYDN] Trump lauds Kavanaugh progress, whines about ‘meanness’ of Democrats at campaign rally
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    BILLINGS, Mont. — President Trump on Thursday praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s progress toward winning confirmation to the Supreme Court but decried the “anger and the meanness on the other side,” blasting Democrats’ behavior toward his nominee as “sick.”

    During a campaign rally in Montana, Trump…

  • [NYDN] Livery car hits 84-year-old man who was crossing street while walking his dog on Upper East Side
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 11:15:00 PM)

    An elderly man walking his dog was struck and critically hurt by a livery car as he crossed an Upper East Side street Thursday night.

    The man, who a witness identified as Irwin Cohen, 84, was crossing the street mid-block, just feet away from his E. 72nd St. home near Third Ave., when a man driving…

  • [NYDN] Eagles fans burn infamous ‘0 Super Bowls’ jersey once famously worn by Giants fan ‘License Plate Guy’
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    Eagles fans can kiss goodbye the jersey that drove them crazy for years.

    The infamous “0 Super Bowls” jersey is no more after fans burned it before their team’s Week 1 18-12 win over the Falcons on Thursday night.

    Lifelong Giants fan Joe Ruback, otherwise known as “License Plate Guy,” used it to…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 7, 2018
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 7, 2018

    We can tell that the restraints on the real world are loosening as six planets in sensible earth signs give way to the Sun’s opposition to surreal Neptune. The magic of fantasy replaces the efficiency of sound analysis and logic. We…

  • [NYDN] Naomi Osaka’s wish of playing Serena Williams in US Open Final comes true
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    This time, Naomi Osaka played her best tennis under pressure.

    Looking nothing like the player who squandered a 5-1 lead in the final set against Madison Keys at the 2016 U.S. Open, Osaka coolly slugged her way into her first major final Thursday night in a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Keys.

    Thirteen times…

  • [NYDN] Fred Savage no longer facing gender-based claims in lawsuit claiming he verbally abused and struck costumer
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    Fred Savage is no longer facing several gender-based claims that were part of a lawsuit alleging he harassed and struck a female costumer working on the Fox comedy “The Grinder.”

    In a new ruling entered Wednesday, a Los Angeles judge rejected six of the seven claims filed against Savage by plaintiff…

  • [NYDN] Candidates for attorney general face off once more, this time with a Preet Bharara cameo
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    The four candidates for attorney general faced off in their final debate Thursday night — one co-moderated by a man who knows a little something about leading a prosecutor’s office.

    Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara grilled the quartet — Public Advocate Letitia James, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney,…

  • [NYDN] Trash piled up, repairs went undone as NYCHA staff and supervisors engaged in orgies, Throggs Neck Houses residents say
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    The trash piled up; mold grew in deteriorating apartments; workers ignored vital repairs.

    All the while, NYCHA supervisors and workers were engaging in steamy on-the-clock sex parties, residents of a Bronx housing development said at a heated town hall event Thursday night.

    The tenants at the Throggs…

  • [NYDN] Serena Williams heads to another US Open final, will face Naomi Osaka
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    Even with the roof closed at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Serena Williams reigned.

    After a slow start in her semifinal match Thursday night, Williams transformed herself into a locomotive and won 12 of the final 13 games to blow past Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, 6-3, 6-0.

    Rain led to the roof’s closure…

  • [NYDN] President Trump will not answer questions about obstruction from Robert Mueller, Rudy Giuliani says
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    NEW YORK — President Trump will not answer federal investigators’ questions, in writing or in person, about whether he tried to block the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, one of the president’s attorneys told The Associated Press on Thursday.

    Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said…

  • [NYDN] GRIDLOCK SAM: Traffic woes on New York streets over the weekend
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 5:05:00 PM)

    Friday, Sept. 7 to Sunday, Sept. 9

    ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

    The Giants open their season against the Jaguars Sunday 1 p.m. at MetLife Stadium, while tennis and Mets fans will be tying up roads to Flushing all weekend.

    The U.S. Open wraps this weekend with…

  • [NYDN] Woman hauled off Mormon church podium after claiming former leader raped her
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 5:05:00 PM)

    Dramatic video shot in Chandler, Ariz., shows a woman, claiming to have been raped by a Mormon missionary leader in the 1980s, storming his church on Sept. 2 and shouting to his congregation that church leaders were protecting a sexual predator.

    McKenna Denson, 55, who lives in Colorado, walked…

  • [NYDN] Viva Travel: September is perfect time to visit Porto, Portugal
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    With September an ideal time for a Portugal vacation as the summer heat begins to quell and it’s prime wine-harvesting season, there’s great news for New Yorkers: United Airlines recently launched the only seasonal, daily non-stop service from the New York area to Porto, Portugal, out of Newark…

  • [NYDN] Johnny Bobbitt, homeless man who helped woman in trouble, will receive full $400G, GoFundMe promises
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Johnny Bobbitt will get his money, even if his benefactors never pay up.

    Bobbitt, a homeless man, gave $20 to Katie McClure when she was stranded last Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania. To thank him, McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico started a GoFundMe, which eventually raised more than $400,000.

  • [NYDN] Ex-Yankees manager Joe Girardi has some advice for Gary Sanchez
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 4:45:00 PM)

    Gary Sanchez oughta listen to his old skipper.

    At this point, it can only help.

    Joe Girardi offered some tips for his former player a day after Sanchez’s lousy defense resulted in two past balls alongside Luis Severino during an ugly 8-2 loss to the Athletics on Wednesday.

    “Over the next four weeks,…

  • [NYDN] N.J. county will vote to stop housing immigrant detainees in its jail by 2020, after decision to renew ICE contract drew fierce criticism
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 4:35:00 PM)

    Hudson County government officials plan to stop housing immigration detainees in its jail in Kearny, just a few months after the county’s all-Democrat elected officials voted to renew its contract with ICE.

    The federal government will have to find somewhere else to house the roughly 800 ICE detainees…

  • [NYTimes] The W.N.B.A. Finals: When Her Game is Your Game, Too
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:19:17 PM)

    The Storm and the Mystics have matching M.V.P.s — Breanna Stewart and Elena Delle Donne — and similar game plans. How do you outsmart yourself?

  • [NYTimes] Richard M. DeVos, Amway Co-Founder and G.O.P. Stalwart, Dies at 92
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 6:54:03 PM)

    Mr. DeVos turned the marketing company into a global enterprise and used his wealth to strengthen the Republican Party and buy the Orlando Magic basketball team.

  • 10 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2018.09.07)

    1. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYymt-2FpfY

      This link got posted to one of the NBA subreddits. God damn, Chris Paul was amazing. He’s still great, but I forgot just how aggressive he was in the paint for so long. The guy looks like a 6’1″ Jordan in this one. Attack, attack, attack.

      Also, there is no way you can teach this kind of spatial awareness. Look at his move at 2:28. He gets Parker destroyed by a great Chandler screen, gives a short hesitation move to draw the roll defender (a mediocre rim protector known as Tim Duncan and gives an easy lob to a streaking Chandler, who, as we know, has a nose for easy baskets.

    2. Bruno Almeida

      Against a pretty damn good defense, Paul was still able to get to whatever spot he wanted on the floor anytime he wanted. I feel very confident in saying that if he (and Steve Nash) wanted to score 30 a game, they could have done it easily. Maybe for Nash it was something he should have done, I really wish we could have seen him on today’s NBA under D’Antoni to see how ridiculous he would be.

    3. rama, king of superfluous poppycock

      Those were two good teams. Why did the league want to break up NO again?

      My fave is CP’s fake around 8:07 – soooo nasty.

      Though Manu’s fake around 4:25 is kind of hilarious. So awkward it could’ve been me.

      All in all, though, it reminded me how good Parker was in his prime. Not the player Paul was, but still, pretty damn good. So quick, so good with his dribble. I watch games like these (admittedly, highlights of a great game) and know why I was so disinterested in the playoffs the last few years.

    4. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Why did the league want to break up NO again?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_Hurricane_Katrina_in_New_Orleans

      $70B in damages, as many as 1,464 dead, and 80% of the total area of the city was underwater 2 days after the storm hit. The local economy lost 70,000 jobs and payroll went down 13.6%. This while the franchise had just completed its 3rd season.

      It was a small-market team in a decimated metropolitan area. Makes total sense that the league would want one of its very best players to be in a different market.

    5. Bruno Almeida

      That team really wasn’t going anywhere too. It’s unfortunate but the only way a small market team can become successful is by hitting on superstars in the draft, pretty much, and New Orleans found a good one with West and had a great trade for Chandler but it just wasn’t enough. Then Paul was simply too good for them to get good picks anymore and the ship sailed fast.

    6. Stratomatic "Porzingis, Ntilikina, Knox & Robinson are going to lead us to the promised land

      So. Many. Long. 2s.

      This is one of many reasons I don’t think stats from the past are comparable to the present. I’d rather take an inventory of their skills. If Larry Bird was playing now, he’d be taking 3 times as many 3s and his TS% and PP36 would be higher. He’d also probably be working on them a lot harder than he did back then and be better at it.

    7. Bruno Almeida

      @7

      But this is accounted for all the time. How many times have you seen Jowles or even myself and others talk about league overall stats and how efficiency is always relative to the league averages?

      If we take one of Bird’s seasons, let’s say 84-85, not his best and not his worst shooting, he had a .538 efg%, while the league overall shot .496. Comparing to Kevin Durant, last season he shot a .586 efg% while league average was .521.

      How are those numbers not comparable? They show Bird was an absolutely fantastic player in comparison to the league at the time, and they show Durant is also fantastic but probably a slightly better shooter. Out of players who played relevant minutes, Poeltl lead the league in efg% last season with .660, while James Donaldson lead in 84-85 with a .637 (a big outlier, as the second was Artis Gilmore with .623 and the third was Otis Thorpe with only .600).

      Of course the numbers alone don’t tell 100% everything about what you need to know about the players involved or the league in both eras, and not every aspect of the game can be compared in such an easy way, but the stats are definitely comparable and the comparison is clearly useful as a tool for analysis.

    8. vincoug

      In baseball they have stats like ERA+, OBP+, etc. that are used to compare an individual player’s season to the average for that season (it also controls for park factors which I doubt would be needed in the NBA). It’d be nice to have the same thing for the NBA.

    9. Donnie Walsh

      Makes total sense that the league would want one of its very best players to be in a different market.

      Just not in a huge market like LA…

      …Oh, wait, yes in a huge market just exactly like LA.

      Wait…

      …dude I’m so confused now.

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