Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Feb 25 2012)
The demand for Lin was so great that the NBA took the unprecedented step of giving him his own press conference prior to Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge.
Apparently, J.R. Smith forgot to reset his watch when he played in China.The Knicks’ recently signed shooting guard had $1.06 million, or one-third of his total salary, deducted because he missed an unspecified number of practices while playing for Zhejiang Chouzhou.
ORLANDO, Fla. â?? Chris Paul has appreciated Jeremy Lin’s rags-to-riches tale but Paul believes the Knicks are still Carmelo Anthony’s team.
“At the end of the day, Jeremy has played amazing, it’s been three weeks, something like that,” Paul said during the All-Star Game’s media session yesterday…
ORLANDO, Fla. â??Amar’e Stoudemire is not at the All-Star Weekend festivities here, not visiting family in the area in which he was raised.
Stoudemire, while grieving his brother’s death in nearby Lake Wales, Fla. two weeks ago, was bypassed for the All-Star Game in the coaches’ voting for…
ORLANDO, Fla. â?? Thursday night’s clunker in Miami did nothing to quell the mania surrounding Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin in OrLindo.
Lin staged a standing-room-only, 20-minute press conference attended by about 150 journalists last night before the Rising Stars Challenge.
Lin will not be participating in tonight’s slam…
In the New World, you don’t have to wait a few hours â?? or even a few minutes â?? to hear the groans. In the New World, Carmelo Anthony can take a quick dribble and launch a 20-foot jump shot â?? and make it, by the way â?? and no more than 10…
ORLANDO, Fla. â?? After he was acquired by the Nets before last season, 3-point specialist Anthony Morrow walked into the team’s practice facility and saw retired Nets jerseys in the rafters. His eyes settled on the No. 3 of Drazen Petrovic.
“I instantly thought, â??If I get chosen, I’m…
ORLANDO, Fla. â?? Steve Nash, who has been the most frequent comparison for Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, has appreciated the story more than anyone. Even if it could affect the Suns point guard’s free-agent status down the road. Lin could take the $5 million mid-level exception the Knicks planned…
Jeremy Lin may appear to have developed his skills overnight, but he has put in plenty of hard work, particularly over the last two years.
As with Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony before him, this year Dwight Howard is the star player at the center of trade talks during the N.B.A.’s All-Star weekend.
Jeremy Lin has stood up to some of the top teams and players in the N.B.A. But how will the Knicks’ sensation fare against more than 100 members of the news media?
Kyrie Irving kicked off the aerial display with an alley-oop to Paul George. Cleveland’s rookie point guard then showed off his long-range shooting skills.
Jeremy Lin was as comfortable in front of a crowd as he is on the court.
Reggie Miller, one of the greatest clutch scorers in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, headlined the list of 12 finalists for the 2012 class of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday.
Orlando waited 20 years to host All-Star weekend again, and Dwight Howard wants nothing to spoil the party.
The Knicks’ sensation played sparingly in the Rising Stars Challenge.
Dwyane Wade praised the Knicks’ Jeremy Lin after the Heat’s victory on Thursday but spoke about the challenges Lin will face now that he is on everyone’s radar.
ORLANDO — Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker shared the court together for the first time as NBA players Friday night for the NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge.
But they have something more in common than that: They first became household names in New York City; Walker as a blue-chip high school prospect coming out of Rice High School in 2008, and Lin, of course, as a member of the Knicks.
After the game, in which Walker’s Team Shaq lost to Team Chuck, 146-133, the Bobcats’ rookie point guard reflected on his time developing into a Big Apple phenom in the PSAL to what Lin is doing now in the NBA.
NBA All-Stars share their thoughts and comments on Jeremy Lin.