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Monday, May 30, 2016

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.

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

Knicks Morning News (2016.05.10)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Vogel may be headed elsewhere (Tue, 10 May 2016 04:40:42 EST) Tuesday's Knicks Links: Vogel may be headed elsewhere [New York Times] Warriors 132, Trail Blazers 125: Curry Scores 40 in His Return as Warriors Seize Control (Tue, 10 May 2016 07:19:20 GMT) So much for easing back from a knee injury: Stephen Curry, off the bench, played 36 minutes and scored Golden State’s first 12 points of overtime. [New York Times] Blazers Are in a Hole, but They See a Way Out (Tue, 10 May 2016 01:53:13 GMT) Overachieving Portland isn’t …continue reading

Cut to the Chase Podcast: Ep. 53 w/ Robert Silverman

Another KnickerBlogger legend, Robert Silverman, now of Vocativ, joined me on my podcast to talk about the New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, the crazy head-coaching search and much more. Here’s how you can listen to the episode, and I definitely encourage you all to leave a review and/or five-star rating if you liked our conversation. SoundCloud: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cut-to-chase-chase-thomas/id1050517561?mt=2 Libsyn: