Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Jun 23 2012)
An arbitrator has granted Jeremy Lin his so-called early-Bird rights, which would give the Knicks greater latitude when free agency begins July 1. The N.B.A. plans to appeal.
Perhaps the only way LeBron James can permanently keep the critics quiet is to just keep winning.
A week after looking like the team to beat, the Thunder looked overwhelmed as the Heat capped their title run with a decisive win.
Tony Parker, a point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, suffered a cut to his cornea during a fracas between the singer Chris Brown and the rapper Drake, according to the complaint.
The ‘Big Three’ of the Miami Heat won their first NBA titles together when they silenced the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games of the championship series, but the achievement was not as easy as one, two, three.
Game 5 of the N.B.A. finals, which the Miami Heat won, 121-106, drew the most viewers of the series. Miami won the series, four games to one.
With the naming this week of Rob Hennigan as the general manager of the Orlando Magic, Emerson now boasts two of the more powerful individuals in the league.
The N.B.A. rookie of the year Kyrie Irving adopted an alter ego for a Pepsi commercial.
The union won and so did the Knicks.
In a bonanza to their free-agent summer, Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak have been granted their “early-Bird rightsâ? by an arbitrator, giving the Knicks more financial flexibility this summer, allowing them use of their mid-level exception on a free agent.