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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.15)

[New York Times] Liberty 87, Mystics 76: With Late Surge, Liberty Top Mystics in Opener (Sun, 15 May 2016 03:56:00 GMT) With the game tied at 73-73, Tina Charles made a basket and a free throw, and the Liberty cruised from there.

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.14)

[New York Times] Heat 103, Raptors 91 | Series tied, 3-3: Heat Stay Alive, and Tie the Series, Against the Raptors (Sat, 14 May 2016 04:00:17 GMT) Miami’s Goran Dragic scored 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 22, and the Heat tied their Eastern Conference semifinal against Toronto at three games apiece. [New York Times] No Game 7 Return for Heat’s Whiteside (Sat, 14 May 2016 05:27:27 GMT) Injured Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside will not return for the Game Seven Eastern Conference playoff matchup against the Toronto Raptors, he said on Friday. [New York Times] Dragic, Wade Lead Heat Past …continue reading

The Offseason is Long, Post #29872

Because the offseason is long and painful if you’re a Knicks fan, I give you the 2016 Latvian Basketball League Slam Dunk Contest. I believe Zakstaps Levingis beat Aandris GordrinÅ¡ in the exciting Final.

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.13)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Friday's Knicks Links: Could Skiles' resignation affect head coach search (Fri, 13 May 2016 04:56:43 EST) Friday's Knicks Links: Could Skiles' resignation affect head coach search [New York Times] As W.N.B.A. Opens Its 20th Season, Key Figures Recall the First Game (Fri, 13 May 2016 09:00:36 GMT) On June 21, 1997, the Los Angeles Sparks, led by Penny Toler and Lisa Leslie, hosted Rebecca Lobo, Teresa Weatherspoon and the Liberty. [New York Times] Thunder 113, Spurs 99 | Oklahoma City wins series, 4-2: Kevin Durant Scores 37 for the Thunder as the Spurs Go Quietly …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.12)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Thursday's Knicks Links: Another sign Kurt Rambis will keep his job (Thu, 12 May 2016 04:48:13 EST) Thursday's Knicks Links: Another sign Kurt Rambis will keep his job [New York Times] Tamika Catchings Is Ready for Her Farewell Tour (Thu, 12 May 2016 00:44:28 GMT) Catchings, an Indiana Fever player who has become an ambassador for women’s basketball, will close out a career that included 10 All-Star appearances and a W.N.B.A. title. [New York Times] Warriors 125, Trail Blazers 121 | Golden State wins series, 4-1: Warriors Again Overcome Slow Start, This Time Eliminating Trail …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.11)

[New York Times] Thunder 95, Spurs 91 | Oklahoma City leads series, 3-2: Thunder Pull Out Tight Win and Are Game Away From Ousting Spurs (Wed, 11 May 2016 03:53:09 GMT) The Oklahoma City Thunder edged the San Antonio Spurs to take a three-games-to-two lead in their Western Conference semifinal. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Stephen Curry Turns the Amazing Into the Everyday and Raises the Bar, Over and Over (Wed, 11 May 2016 00:39:23 GMT) Whether it’s leading his team to an unprecedented number of wins, obliterating the record for 3-pointers or becoming the N.B.A.’s first unanimous most …continue reading

Escape from the Rituals of Cynicism

For many who know me, the subject of New York Daily News writer Frank Isola is a touchy one. I’m a fairly vocal critic of his work on the Knicks beat. It’s not so much that Isola is alone in his pathology. A lot of the long term guys on the Knicks beat have become invested in their own narrative brands. Isola is iconic in his disdainful tone, while Marc Berman at the New York Post is his sometimes sycophantic alter-ego. There’s a Knicks beat writer for whatever your mood. In my day job, I teach various ideas related to …continue reading