Knicks Morning News (Sunday, May 13 2012)
Despite his eccentric methods, Knicks owner James Dolan always seemed bent on breaking the Knicks championship drought, now at 39 years. Often, Dolan went about it the wrong way, but money never was an object.
That is why close Dolan watchers are stunned the Knicks owner didn’t at least…
J.R. Smith has until June 26, two days before the NBA Draft, to give the Knicks notice on opting out of the final year of his contract worth $2.5 million, according to an NBA source.
If he doesn’t exercise the opt-out clause, Smith will be a Knick…
Phil Jackson is available, but the Knicks probably will make Mike Woodson their permanent head coach.
Kevin Garnett scored 29 points, his most in the regular season or postseason this year, and added 11 rebounds as Boston won Game 1.
Miami’s LeBron James became the eighth player in league history to win the Most Valuable Player award three times.
The Los Angeles Lakers finally put away the Denver Nuggets while the Boston Celtics got their series with the Philadelphia 76ers off to a nervous but successful start on Saturday.
Pau Gasol was consumed by determination, holding off Kenneth Faried with one arm and relentlessly tipping the ball at the hoop with the other in the fourth quarter of Game 7. One, two, three, four — five! — offensive rebounds later, the ball finally surrendered and dropped through the hoop.
Atlanta forward Ivan Johnson, Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon and Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel have been fined by the National Basketball Association (NBA) for inappropriate comments or gestures, the league said on Saturday.
The Los Angeles Lakers issued a statement supporting Mike Brown, their first-year head coach, after Magic Johnson said Brown would be fired if the Lakers lost to Denver on Saturday.
LeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words. An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech, James spoke emotionally about family, charity, history and what the Miami Heat organization means to him.
Oklahoma City General Manager Sam Presti has built the Thunder into an N.B.A. power through the draft.
There are so many questions for the Garden’s Crack Basketball Committee, whoever is actually on it, as the ones in charge come out of a season that effectively ended with streamers coming down out of the ceiling because the Knicks won a single playoff game, as cheesy a spectacle as they’ve ever had here.