Bleacher Report, although more legitimate today than previously, still relies on salacious headlines to draw readers in. Take for instance this vlog titled “Why Karl-Anthony Towns Is a Lock for the New York Knicks with the No. 1 Pick”. I watched the video hoping there was some legitimate reason the Knicks were locked in to Towns. Was it an insider who has first hand knowledge of the Knicks front office? A scout that couldn’t keep a secret? Did someone find a memo in the trash can outlining how the Knicks would start using their brain (instead of Dolan’s gut) to …continue reading
[New York Times] Essay: Amid a Woeful Circus, Basketball’s Lowly Strivers Carry the Knicks (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:00:04 GMT) Lost in the historically dismal nature of the Knicks’ season has been the dedication of its makeshift core: the undrafted temp players who have remained steadfast until the bitter end. [New York Times] Curry Breaks 3-Point Record, Warriors Beat Blazers 116-105 (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:13:20 GMT) Stephen Curry never talks about his case for NBA MVP unless he’s asked. Instead, he prefers to let his play speak for itself. [New York Times] Bulls Topple Fading Heat (Fri, 10 Apr …continue reading
[New York Post] James Dolan’s latest review on Phil Jackson and state of Knicks (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:04:43 -0400) Knicks owner James Dolan, in a long Q & A with The Hollywood Reporter on his many business ventures, gave a big vote of confidence for struggling president Phil Jackson…. [New York Post] George, Pacers rout Knicks after teammate Copeland’s stabbing (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:45:01 -0400) The Pacers were in a fragile state, shaken by the news popular teammate and former Knick Chris Copeland had been stabbed in the abdomen and elbow outside a Chelsea nightclub… [New York Daily …continue reading
We’re getting to some very stressful times for these last five games of the season. If the Knicks can just lose out, they are guaranteed the worst record in the league. Not even Minneosta’s finely tuned tanking machine can pass the Knicks if the Knicks just lose these last five games. What, though, about Knick history gives you any sort of good feeling about the Knicks’ chances? So these will be five very stressful games. Let’s go? Knicks!
[New York Times] Clippers Beat Lakers 105-100 in Rematch 48 Hours Later (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:28:25 GMT) The Clippers have three games left until the playoffs begin. They can’t get there soon enough. [New York Times] Kings Hold Off Timberwolves Behind Casspi (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:46:23 GMT) Omri Casspi scored 16 of his career-high 31 points in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings overcame a sluggish start to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-111 on Tuesday night. [New York Times] Pelicans Beat Warriors 103-100, Move Into 8th Spot (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:31:33 GMT) Anthony Davis doesn’t want …continue reading
[New York Times] China’s Olympic Champion Hurdler Liu Xiang Retires (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:52:52 GMT) China’s Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a run in the sport marked by records and frustrated by successive late-career injuries. [New York Times] Hall of Famer Mutombo Inspires Pride, Regret in Kinshasa (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:08:56 GMT) When Dikembe Mutombo’s brother first brought him to the Kauka sports club in this working class neighborhood of Kinshasa in the early 1980s to play basketball, the gangly teenager struck few as a superstar in the making. [New York …continue reading
[New York Times] Three Years After Bolting for Brooklyn, Nets Keep One Foot in New Jersey (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:00:02 GMT) The team still has offices and a gym in East Rutherford while it builds a complex in Brooklyn, and the impending end of an era has left business neighbors nostalgic. [New York Times] Kawhi Leonard’s Case for Defensive Player of the Year (Mon, 06 Apr 2015 06:54:10 GMT) Kawhi Leonard just might swoop in and steal the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award. [New York Times] Clippers Send Lakers to Record 56th Defeat in 106-78 Rout (Mon, …continue reading