Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Dec 25 2011)

  • [New York Daily News] Amar’e is jolly St. Knick (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 04:24:16 GMT)

    Amar’e Stoudemire stood up straight, his eyes growing wide. He had a slightly manic look. Stoudemire, the Knicks’ 6-11 forward, looked like a bottle of soda ready to pop.

  • [New York Daily News] Clyde talks title from experience (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 04:10:33 GMT)

    Walt Frazier, who knows more about winning NBA titles than anyone over at the Garden, was looking out at the court the other night in the World’s Most Famous Renovated Arena and talking about all the players who have followed Amar’e Stoudemire into town.

  • [New York Daily News] Willis still hasALL tunnel vision (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 03:47:09 GMT)

    Willis Reed has just one question regarding the partially renovated Madison Square Garden. “Are the retired numbers still there?â? he asks. “I need to see those numbers and make sure my boys are all taken care of as well as Patrick (Ewing).â?

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks have most expensive X-Mas tix (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 00:07:07 EDT)

    According to a website that tracks ticket prices in the secondary market, the Knicks have the highest average ticket price of the five Christmas Day games.
    Here are the averages, according to information provided by
    Celtics @ Knicks: $496.75
    Bulls @ Lakers: $466.02
    Heat @ Mavs: $395.97
    Magic @ Thunder: $295.71
    Clippers @ Warriors: $104.95
    The average ticket price of the Knicks’ Christmas day game is nearly 50% higher than the average ticket price for the season ($332.

  • [New York Post] It’s the most wonderful time of hoops year (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 04:11:24 -0500)

    This time, there is no honeymoon period. There is no grading on a curve. There is no celebrating baby steps as if they were giant leaps.
    This time, for the first time in a long time, the Knicks enter a season spackled with expectation, with promise and hope and all…

  • [New York Post] Chandler has Fields’ number (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 03:40:11 -0500)

    Landry Fields has a new Knicks jersey with the No. 2, having presented his old No. 6 to center Tyson Chandler when training camp began. Fields hopes the change will bring some championship luck.Fields admitted Chandler gave him a monetary gift that was “enough to make me smile,” but…

  • [New York Post] Steve Sunday Q& A with Mike D’Antoni (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 03:39:16 -0500)

    Post columnist Steve Serby huddled with Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, whose team tips off its lockout-shortened season today vs. the Celtics.
    What your highest high so far with the Knicks, and the lowest low?

    I guess when we made the playoffs. The six-game losing streak last year was tough…

  • [New York Post] It all starts with today’s holiday Garden party (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 03:39:16 -0500)

    This was David Stern’s fantasy during the dog days of the five-month NBA lockout â?? an opening five-pack of Christmas games, led off by one of the league’s storied rivalries.
    The Celtics are comin’ to town.
    It finally is here â?? the season opener, Boston at Knicks inside a transformed…

  • [New York Post] When Knicks tip off, new radio play-by-play man Dedes will be the next voice you hear (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 03:30:39 -0500)

    Spero Dedes’ dad was having none of it.
    Described by his son, the Knicks new radio play-by-play man, as “old school,â? Peter Dedes has run the Union Plaza Diner on Route 22 in Union, N.J., for more than 35 years. And he wasn’t keen on dropping $30,000…

  • [New York Times] For Miami, High Hopes but Lower Volume (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 05:37:17 GMT)

    The Heat, who returned their three superstars and added players including Shane Battier, say they’re stronger and wiser than the team that fell two playoff wins short.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Make Final Preparations for N.B.A.’s Opening Game (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 06:37:19 GMT)

    With the lockout-abbreviated training camp, Coach Mike D’Antoni has simplified the offense and says he plans to add layers of complexity as the season progresses.

  • [New York Times] A.B.L.: Where Steinbrenner and 3-Pointers Started (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 05:30:09 GMT)

    The American Basketball League survived for only a season and a half, but it was innovative, and gave a future Yankees owner practice in hiring and firing.

  • [New York Times] New Look Clippers Ready to Deal With Great Expectations (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 02:39:37 GMT)

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes

  • [New York Times] In the N.B.A., a Sad History of Unlearned Lessons (Sun, 25 Dec 2011 05:40:59 GMT)

    The N.B.A. and its players should commemorate two notable anniversaries: the 50th of the seminal 1961-62 season and the 35th of the rule that created free agency.

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    2 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Dec 25 2011)”

    1. Merry X’mas to all the Knick fans out there, to Clyde Frazier, and to Heri’s live-in lover Eduardo Drossmann.
      lets get a W today y’all

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