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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Whiteness and the Knicks Beat

A funny thing happened just now. I was holding a piece of writing I did this morning to avoid stepping on Mike Kurylo’s excellent post about the Liberty and Isiah Thomas, and I stumbled across a great interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring. During the interview, Herring was asked about diversity in sports writing, and had this to say: There aren’t nearly enough women covering the NBA; especially if you look past the ones who serve as sideline reporters. It feels like there are more people of color who write about the NBA than in other sports, and …continue reading

Zeke Still Has It

I went to Sunday’s NY Liberty game. For me a Liberty game is like a Knicks game, without all the anger, frustration, and embarrassment. It’s like watching a professional basketball game, but fun. With my kids on each side I can pass on the finer points of the viewer experience — like how to properly skewer a referee or how to not catch a tshirt. (Side note: I’ve never caught a ball or tshirt at a live professional sporting event — ever.) I can point out to my wife that the Liberty coach was from that ESPN documentary we watched …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.17)

[New York Times] Thunder 108, Warriors 102 | Oklahoma City leads series, 1-0: Oklahoma City Thunder Surprise Golden State Warriors in Game 1 Win (Tue, 17 May 2016 04:45:36 GMT) Russell Westbrook leads a second-half flurry, scoring 24 of his 27 points after halftime, and Oklahoma City is unexpectedly ahead in the Western Conference finals. [New York Times] Plenty of Star Power Remains at Point Guard in NBA Playoffs (Tue, 17 May 2016 06:12:33 GMT) LeBron James is fond of saying that today’s NBA is driven by point guards. [New York Times] Dominant Westbrook Steals Curry’s Thunder (Tue, 17 May …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.16)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Monday's Knicks Links: Rambis, Blatt and Vogel are the top three coach candidates (Mon, 16 May 2016 05:26:52 EST) Monday's Knicks Links: Rambis, Blatt and Vogel are the top three coach candidates [New York Times] Liberty 79, Wings 71: Liberty Win Their Home Opener, Sending a Message (Mon, 16 May 2016 01:40:23 GMT) The team, which is aiming to win the title this season, beat the Dallas Wings. [New York Times] Lowry Scores 35, DeRozan Has 28, Raptors Beat Heat 116-89 (Mon, 16 May 2016 00:04:09 GMT) Toronto fans chanted ‘We Want Cleveland!’ in the …continue reading

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 Gordrinš in the exciting Final.