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Knicks Morning News (Friday, Jun 22 2012)

  • [New York Times] Heat 121, Thunder 106: LeBron James Leads Heat Past Thunder for N.B.A. Title (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:09:07 GMT)
    LeBron James had a triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to win his first N.B.A. championship as the Heat beat the Thunder in Game 5.

  • [New York Times] On Basketball: At the Top of a New World in the N.B.A. (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:17:22 GMT)
    An international media contingent of almost 300 at the N.B.A. finals can be attributed to the international expansion of basketball spurred in large part by the Dream Team legacy.

  • [New York Times] Lin Adds Agent to Handle His Growing Marketing Demands (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 02:30:27 GMT)
    Jim Tanner of Williams & Connolly will handle marketing, endorsements, licensing, personal appearances and other business opportunities for Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Finals: 2012 N.B.A. Finals — James Lives, Learns and Just Might Win (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 01:14:59 GMT)
    After last year’s disappointment in the N.B.A. finals, LeBron James has the Miami Heat one victory away from winning a championship.

  • [New York Times] 5 Things From Game 5 of the NBA Finals (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:17:43 GMT)
    And it’s over. The Miami Heat have captured their second title, the first for LeBron James, and the offseason has officially arrived. But first, a look back at five things we’re talking about after Game 5 of the NBA Finals:

  • [New York Times] Wade’s 2nd Title Comes Along a Different Path (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:07:58 GMT)
    More than a little bit has changed since Dwyane Wade’s first taste of an NBA championship.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Season Comes to Crashing End (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:50:45 GMT)
    Kevin Durant’s season began last summer working against LeBron James.

  • [New York Times] James Reaches New Heights After Leading Heat to Glory (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:23:08 GMT)
    LeBron James was crowned king of the basketball world on Thursday, finally claiming the achievement he craved most when he led the Miami Heat to the National Basketball Association title.

  • [New York Times] Young Thunder Go Out With a Whimper (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 05:56:24 GMT)
    Oklahoma City battled the Miami Heat tooth and nail for the first four games of the NBA Finals, but in Thursday’s crucial Game Five the young Thunder were outgunned, losing 121-106 to surrender the championship series 4-1.

  • [New York Times] Sizzling Heat Crack Thunder to Earn Title (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:32:06 GMT)
    LeBron James led an outstanding team effort as the Miami Heat demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 to claim the NBA title on Thursday, the new champions reeling off four straight wins to take the series 4-1.

  • [New York Times] List of NBA Finals MVP Winners (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:32:42 GMT)
    LeBron James of the Miami Heat was named the most valuable player (MVP) of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] Factbox: Profile of NBA Finals MVP LeBron James (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:26:33 GMT)
    Factbox on LeBron James, who was named on Thursday as the most valuable player (MVP) during the National Basketball Association final series.

  • [New York Times] Factbox: Profile of 2012 NBA Champions Miami Heat (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:26:31 GMT)
    Factbox on the Miami Heat, who won the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship on Thursday by beating Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1 in the best-of-seven final series.

  • [New York Times] Miami Steals Oklahoma’s Thunder, NBA Title (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:26:06 GMT)
    LeBron James led an outstanding team effort as the Miami Heat demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 to claim the NBA title on Thursday, the new champions reeling off four straight wins to take the series 4-1.

  • [New York Times] ‘King James’ Crowned Finals MVP (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:44:02 GMT)
    Miami Heat forward LeBron James realized his dream by leading his team to the National Basketball Association championship on Thursday and the man nicknamed ‘King James’ completed his coronation with the series most valuable player (MVP) award.

  • [New York Times] James the MVP of NBA Finals (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:38:00 GMT)
    LeBron James is the MVP of the NBA Finals.

  • [New York Times] Photo Replay: N.B.A. Finals (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 05:21:46 GMT)
    Action from the Heat-Thunder championship series, which Miami won with a 121-106 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 5 .

  • [New York Times] Heat Dominates in Game 5 (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 05:23:44 GMT)
    The Miami Heat played the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA championships.

  • [New York Times] Column: LBJ Gets a Better Seat Among NBA’s Greats (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:33:28 GMT)
    Some of the NBA’s greatest players ever didn’t need to see a championship ring to count LeBron James in their ranks.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Season Comes to Crashing End (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 05:22:53 GMT)
    A week ago, they were leading the NBA Finals. And now, the Oklahoma City Thunder are heading home for the summer to ruminate over lessons doled out by the Miami Heat.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Gets His Championship, at Long Last (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:10:46 GMT)
    LeBron James looked at the crowd, knowing he had just a few moments left on the court for the season.

  • [New York Times] Champs! James’ Triple-Double Lifts Heat to Title (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:06:55 GMT)
    The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami.

  • [New York Post] Jeremy signs new rep to direct free-agency fight (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:28:52 -0500)
    The Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, with free agency looming July 1, is beefing up for negotiations by retaining the powerful Washington-based agent Jim Tanner of Williams & Connolly.
    The undrafted Harvard point guard was using little-known Roger Montgomery, who guided a small agency in San Antonio. A release said Montgomery will continue…

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Heat now on Knicks to produce winner (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:25:54 GMT)
    You watched LeBron James play like this Thursday night as he and the Miami Heat closed out the Thunder, you watched James and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh become everything the rest of the sport feared they would become, and you were left with only one thought:

  • 14 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Friday, Jun 22 2012)

    1. thenamestsam

      Good for Lebron. For as much as he tried to take a shortcut to get there in the end he really had to earn it, not just in terms of the amount of negativity and suffering he went through, but in terms of carrying a team on the court. 30.3, 9.7, 5.6 for an entire playoffs. Simply amazing. And reaching a point where he could dominate a series in which he couldn’t make a jump shot (20 something percent outside of three feet) is incredibly impressive.

      Only thing left to really talk about is his legacy. Does he start on the all-time team? For me not yet, because his resume still needs filling out in comparison with Bird, but he’s on his way and I think he gets there eventually. And if you’re talking about the Simmons version where you pick one year’s edition of each player (a more interesting discussion in my mind) 2012 Lebron would be in my starting lineup. Like everyone else I’m still building around Jordan, but Lebron might be the most important player on the team. Jordan was better, but to my mind there are more guys who could do 85% of what Jordan did than who could do 85% of what Lebron does. His versatility, the number of ways he was able to affect games in these playoffs was different than anyone I’ve seen.

    2. d-mar

      LeBron discovering the low post game is like Superboy realizing “Wow, I can fly too? Cool!” Who can challenge this team in the years ahead? No one in the East, as far as I can see. Maybe OKC from the West, but they’ve obviously got a ways to go.

      I still think LeBron coming to NY and winning a title would have been truly epic, and elevated him to the all time #1 hero in NY sports history. And after watching the Finals, I think he could have done it with whoever we surrounded him with. Instead, he goes to a shitty sports town and gets his ring. Oh well, life as a Knicks fan I guess.

    3. ess-dog

      Three way trade:

      Hawks receive: Tyson Chandler

      Orlando receives: Stat, Josh Smith, J. Lin

      NYK receives: Dwight, Hedo

      Hawks finally get a real center and DPOY and slide Horford to pf, get rid of malcontent.

      Orlando gets two all stars and a goldmine in Lin and starts Lin, Reddick, Smith, Anderson and Stat, Hire D’Antoni and look pretty good.

      Knicks give up a lot but pair Melo w/ Howard – perfect pairing for Woodsonball. Dolan loses his Lin money but gains Howard money so it’s ok.

      Maybe a few other minor parts are involved.

      Get er done, Grunnie?

    4. bobneptune

      by the way, was d’antoni coaching OKC last night? how can that athletic a group of players give up so many points?

      how does their coach have a job this morning? was a single shot contested the entire evening?

    5. bobneptune

      ess-dog:
      Three way trade:

      Hawks receive:Tyson Chandler

      Orlando receives:Stat, Josh Smith, J. Lin

      NYK receives:Dwight, Hedo

      Hawks finally get a real center and DPOY and slide Horford to pf, get rid of malcontent.

      Orlando gets two all stars and a goldmine in Lin and starts Lin, Reddick, Smith, Anderson and Stat, Hire D’Antoni and look pretty good.

      Knicks give up a lot but pair Melo w/ Howard – perfect pairing for Woodsonball.Dolan loses his Lin money but gains Howard money so it’s ok.

      Maybe a few other minor parts are involved.

      Get er done, Grunnie?

      you planning on signing nash to play the point? you get the idea melo isn’t going to mesh with anyone…. especially someone with a bigger rep than him?

    6. johnlocke

      Sorry, but that’s an awful trade proposal. We’re trading 3/5 of our starting lineup (again) for Howard. No and no… thank you

      ess-dog:
      Three way trade:

      Hawks receive:Tyson Chandler

      Orlando receives:Stat, Josh Smith, J. Lin

      NYK receives:Dwight, Hedo

      Hawks finally get a real center and DPOY and slide Horford to pf, get rid of malcontent.

      Orlando gets two all stars and a goldmine in Lin and starts Lin, Reddick, Smith, Anderson and Stat, Hire D’Antoni and look pretty good.

      Knicks give up a lot but pair Melo w/ Howard – perfect pairing for Woodsonball.Dolan loses his Lin money but gains Howard money so it’s ok.

      Maybe a few other minor parts are involved.

      Get er done, Grunnie?

    7. johnlocke

      Much respect for Lebron — not his biggest fan, but respect the way he plays. Talented, hard-working, and team-player. Losing last year definitely humbled him, which was for the best. Challenging Bird for best SF of all time, needs to do it at an elite level for a couple more years (I’m sure he will) before he gets that title though I think…

      thenamestsam:
      Only thing left to really talk about is his legacy. Does he start on the all-time team? For me not yet, because his resume still needs filling out in comparison with Bird, but he’s on his way and I think he gets there eventually. And if you’re talking about the Simmons version where you pick one year’s edition of each player (a more interesting discussion in my mind) 2012 Lebron would be in my starting lineup. Like everyone else I’m still building around Jordan, but Lebron might be the most important player on the team. Jordan was better, but to my mind there are more guys who could do 85% of what Jordan did than who could do 85% of what Lebron does. His versatility, the number of ways he was able to affect games in these playoffs was different than anyone I’ve seen.

    8. johnlocke

      HOLY SHIT!

      BREAKING: Aribtrator sides with NBPA, grants early-Bird rights to Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak. Huge news for Knicks.

      — via Howard Beck

    9. BigBlueAL

      johnlocke:
      HOLY SHIT!

      BREAKING: Aribtrator sides with NBPA, grants early-Bird rights to Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak. Huge news for Knicks.

      – via Howard Beck

      WOW. I was just about to go on Twitter for the first time today but came here first, finally some good news lol

      Now the real debate begins, who do the Knicks seriously target with their mid-level??

    10. johnlocke

      Where is ephus to explain to us what we’ve won?
      I’ll start: ability to keep Novak

      For the MLE exception: We could get Nash… I think I’d take Nash over Ray Allen. Is it really just a Nash versus Ray Allen debate? What else can we do with the new found cash / flexibility?

      BigBlueAL: WOW.I was just about to go on Twitter for the first time today but came here first, finally some good news lol

      Now the real debate begins, who do the Knicks seriously target with their mid-level??

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