A player called the Jerry West of Russia, Belov scored 20 points in the Soviets’ 51-50 victory over the United States in the 1972 Summer Games in Munich.
After Nets coach Jason Kidd said that perhaps he played “a little bit too long” under Mike Woodson last season , leading to a regression in his play, the Knicks coach responded on Thursday.
Before heading to — where else? — the golf course, on Thursday morning, Michael Jordan walked over to Patrick Ewing on the basketball court at the UNC-Asheville Sherrill Center and just couldn’t resist busting on his old pal.
Iman Shumpert stood off to the side, talking with new Knicks general manager and president Steve Mills on Thursday, a conspicuous bystander during practice. After working so hard to return from a devastating knee injury his rookie season, Shumpert is again coping with pain.
Metta World Peace was a fountain of one-liners during media day on Monday, refusing to give straight answers on most topics and generally toying with reporters. He cracked up his teammates, and it was unusual to see someone so uninhibited on the club.