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Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Sep 14 2013)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Ukraine in Push for Quarterfinals (Sat, 14 Sep 2013 02:34:36 GMT)
    Pooh Jeter carried Ukraine to a victory over Serbia, reviving his team’s hopes of making the quarterfinals of the European basketball championships in Slovenia.    

  • 10 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Sep 14 2013)

    1. lavor postell

      So last night I went to my girlfriend’s boat cruise for third year law students in Chicago. We sit down at a table with a bunch of her friends and their dates and I see Eric Gordon at the table. Apparently this dude is dating one of her friends which I wasn’t aware of until last night. Anyways I actually got a chance to talk to him and he’s actually a really nice guy.

      We actually talked a bit about ball and I got some decent insight from him. He told me New Orleans is going to be starting him and Holiday in the backcourt and that Tyreke will be coming off the bench “to do his thing”. He said Monty Williams has no interest in going small, that they plan on going with a traditional two big lineup and that they might be mixing in a lot more zone defensively this season. He mentioned that guys on the team were not happy about losing Robin Lopez. I had to ask him about officiating and he told me that when anytime he gets Bavetta or Foster he knows he won’t be getting a call all game FWIW.

      Just wanted to share. Hope everybody is enjoying their college football today and supporting Michigan like everybody should. Have a great weekend guys.

    2. flossy

      lavor postell:
      So last night I went to my girlfriend’s boat cruise for third year law students in Chicago.We sit down at a table with a bunch of her friends and their dates and I see Eric Gordon at the table.Apparently this dude is dating one of her friends which I wasn’t aware of until last night.Anyways I actually got a chance to talk to him and he’s actually a really nice guy.

      We actually talked a bit about ball and I got some decent insight from him.He told me New Orleans is going to be starting him and Holiday in the backcourt and that Tyreke will be coming off the bench “to do his thing”.He said Monty Williams has no interest in going small, that they plan on going with a traditional two big lineup and that they might be mixing in a lot more zone defensively this season.He mentioned that guys on the team were not happy about losing Robin Lopez.I had to ask him about officiating and he told me that when anytime he gets Bavetta or Foster he knows he won’t be getting a call all game FWIW.

      Just wanted to share.Hope everybody is enjoying their college football today and supporting Michigan like everybody should.Have a great weekend guys.

      Nice. I literally bumped into Deron Williams at a bar in TriBeCa on Thursday night. We didn’t talk (you could barely hear yourself think in there) but I can report that his hair looks fake as hell.

    3. Brian Cronin

      Good stuff, LP!

      Man, that sounds so moronic. Who in the world signs Tyreke Evans to a big money contract to be the back-up 1/2? A small ball lineup sounds dumb, too, but at least that made a bit more sense.

    4. flossy

      Brian Cronin:
      Good stuff, LP!

      Man, that sounds so moronic. Who in the world signs Tyreke Evans to a big money contract to be the back-up 1/2? A small ball lineup sounds dumb, too, but at least that made a bit more sense.

      To be fair, Eric Gordon probably neglected to mention the part where Eric Gordon misses his usual 50 games due to injury.

    5. lavor postell

      flossy: To be fair, Eric Gordon probably neglected to mention the part where Eric Gordon misses his usual 50 games due to injury.

      Hahaha yeah I thought it might be best to not bring that up.

      I do agree with you though Brian. New Orleans’ overall moves this summer were pretty head scratching in the grand scheme of things. Making a big splash to sign Tyreke and then moving two lottery picks in order to acquire Holiday scream of an owner that is desperately trying to simply make the playoffs. Unfortunately, I don’t really think they’ve guaranteed themselves a spot in a stacked West.

      Basketball really can’t start soon enough. I do enjoy football, but the 24 hour NFL news cycle that ESPN becomes during the season really is unbearable. Do we really need 5 hours of NFL Countdown on Sunday, or 2 hours of NFL 32 everyday, or Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith pounding the desk for 2 hours everyday on First Take treating every game from Sunday like the fucking Super Bowl?

      I appreciate that every game has more importance in a 16 game NFL schedule than an 82 game NBA schedule, but it’s really excruciating to watch. I guess it probably doesn’t help the cause at all that I’m a Bills fan, so I begin every season devoid of hope. Really I would say being a Bills fan generally has given me a nice preseason of lowering my expectations as a fan every season before the Knicks tip off.

    6. d-mar

      @6 yeah, football is hyped beyond belief, but it also makes zillions of dollars for the networks, owners. etc. It’s popularity right now is really mind boggling, there’s football, and then every other sport a bunch of notches below. I even read today that Jaguars fans are paying to go to games and then hanging out in a “fantasy lounge” and watching other games on big screen TV’s.

      I will say that as just a casual NFL fan, I think there a lot of really exciting quarterbacks to watch, whether you’re a fan of the team or not.

      But I cannot wait for baseball to end and the damn NBA season to start!

    7. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      lavor postell: Basketball really can’t start soon enough. I do enjoy football, but the 24 hour NFL news cycle that ESPN becomes during the season really is unbearable. Do we really need 5 hours of NFL Countdown on Sunday, or 2 hours of NFL 32 everyday, or Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith pounding the desk for 2 hours everyday on First Take treating every game from Sunday like the fucking Super Bowl?

      Maybe it’s because I don’t have cable, but I just don’t watch that nonsense. I’ve almost forgotten the seething anger I used to get when listening to Smith and Bayless talk about nothing. In rhetorical theory, scholars debate about whether the rhetorical situation exists independently of language, or if the situation is a construction that only comes to being when we say that it is one. I’m pretty sure that 90% of non-live-sports ESPN content is turning nothing into something, and making that something as bullshitty as humanly possible.

      My advice is turn on the TV at 1 and turn it off at 7. “Analysis” shows won’t give you anything but bullshit.

      Also, did you meet Gordon a a UChicago function? I’m trying to figure out if UIC Law has the funds to meet on a boat. Doubtful…

    8. lavor postell

      The Honorable Cock Jowles: Maybe it’s because I don’t have cable, but I just don’t watch that nonsense. I’ve almost forgotten the seething anger I used to get when listening to Smith and Bayless talk about nothing. In rhetorical theory, scholars debate about whether the rhetorical situation exists independently of language, or if the situation is a construction that only comes to being when we say that it is one. I’m pretty sure that 90% of non-live-sports ESPN content is turning nothing into something, and making that something as bullshitty as humanly possible.

      My advice is turn on the TV at 1 and turn it off at 7. “Analysis” shows won’t give you anything but bullshit.

      Also, did you meet Gordon a a UChicago function? I’m trying to figure out if UIC Law has the funds to meet on a boat. Doubtful…

      Yeah I avoid ESPN at this point like the plague, but it’s pretty hard when my alternatives are NBC Sports, which outside of the EPL broadcasts is awful and Fox Sports1.

      No, I met him at a Loyola function.

    9. Z-man

      Yeah, I can’t stomach analysis shows for more that 5 minutes at a time, even about basketball.

      I listen to sports radio during my commutes, and that’s not much better.

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