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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Congratulations to Team USA and Carmelo Anthony!

It’s not every day (or year) that a New York Knick wins an Olympic Gold Medal. In fact, this is only the fifth time since the Olympics began allowing professional players to compete (something that the United States actually voted against allowing to happen, by the way) that a New York Knick player has won a Gold Medal (Patrick Ewing in 1992, Allan Houston in 2000, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler in 2012 and now Melo for a second time). So I figured we should take a moment to give our regards to Melo and the rest of Team USA …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.21)

[NYTimes] Basketball: Four Golds in Hand, American Trio May Say Farewell (Saturday, August 20, 2016 11:30:27 PM) Three American women made history on Saturday by tying the Olympic record for the most golds in basketball at four. Chances are they won’t be back for the record-breaking fifth. [NYTimes] Basketball-U.S. Rolls Past Spain to Win Sixth Straight Gold (Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:39:32 PM) The United States women’s basketball team thumped Spain 101-72 to claim a sixth straight gold medal on Saturday to rubber-stamp their credentials as one of the greatest Olympic sporting dynasties of all time. [NYTimes] Australian Athletes Released …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.20)

[NYTimes] Men’s Basketball: Spain Makes U.S.A. Sweat, but Just a Little (Friday, August 19, 2016 7:20:05 PM) Klay Thompson broke out of his slump to lead the Americans, who advance to the gold medal game on Sunday. [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Down Spain to Reach Men’s Gold Medal Final (Friday, August 19, 2016 11:27:31 PM) The United States continued their reign over Spain with a scrappy 82-76 win on Friday to put them through to the gold medal final of the men’s basketball tournament for a third straight Olympics. [NYTimes] DeAndre Jordan Comes Up Quietly on Team USA (Friday, August 19, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.19)

[NYDN] Derrick Rose on why Knicks are worthy of ‘super team’ label (Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:39:49 AM) Derrick Rose isn’t backing down from his comments that the Knicks are now a “super team.” [SNY Knicks] Knicks announce preseason schedule (Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:45:15 PM) The Knicks have announced their preseason schedule. [SNY Knicks] Can Lance Thomas be a Shane Battier-type glue guy? (Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:55:41 AM) Of all the players who the team signed during free agency, perhaps the one player who was most adamant about being a Knick was forward Lance Thomas. [NYPost] Knicks fans …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.18)

[NYTimes] Basketball: Spain, U.S. Set for a Sizzling Semi-Final (Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:30:29 AM) The United States and Spain finally lived up to expectations, posting blowout wins on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament as France and Argentina lost much more than a game. [NYTimes] LeBron Envies Team USA at Rio Games (Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:06:28 AM) LeBron James opted not to play for Team USA at the Rio Games but the greatest player of his generation said he misses the Olympic stage and has left the door open to joining the national …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.17)

[SNY Knicks] Why Brandon Jennings is the Knicks X-Factor (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:20:48 PM) Here is why point guard Brandon Jennings is the Knicks X-Factor this season [SNY Knicks] Which Knicks could win year-end awards? (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:21:18 AM) According to the latest NBA MVP odds released by Bovada Las Vegas, Carmelo Anthony stands the best chance at winning the award for the Knicks with 33/1 odds, followed by Derrick Rose at 100/1, and Kristaps Porzingis at 300/1. [NYDN] Melo visits Rio favelas, plays basketball with kids at Olympics (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:09:26 AM) Whatever you …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.16)

[NYPost] Stephen A. Smith scapegoats ESPN colleague after Carmelo scolding (Monday, August 15, 2016 11:55:45 AM) ESPN’s quotes attributed to Carmelo Anthony suggesting he would be satisfied with his basketball legacy — even without an NBA championship — were “taken completely out of context,” according to ESPN. In trying to provide retroactive background to a story he used as a springboard to rip into Anthony, Stephen A. Smith scapegoated reporter Marc… [NYTimes] Basketball: Argentina to Face U.S. in Last Eight (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 4:09:28 AM) Croatia beat Lithuania 90-81 in the final preliminary round game of the Olympic men’s …continue reading