[New York Times] Draymond Green, Contrite Yet Chatty, Rejoins the Warriors (Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:18:00 GMT) Green returned after a one-game suspension just in time to help out the Warriors, who will be without the injured Andrew Bogut. [New York Times] China’s Wang Jianlin Scores FIBA Basketball Partnership (Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:48:31 GMT) China’s richest man Wang Jianlin has signed a partnership deal with basketball’s international governing body (FIBA), the latest move by the commercial property billionaire to expand his Dalian Wanda business empire into sports and entertainment. [New York Times] Bogut Out of Finals With Injury, Hopeful …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Wednesday's Knicks Links: Channing Frye thinks Jeff Hornacek was a good choice (Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:16:04 EST) Wednesday's Knicks Links: Channing Frye thinks Jeff Hornacek was a good choice
[New York Times] Cavaliers 112, Warriors 97 | Golden State leads series, 3-2: Cavaliers Stave Off Elimination in N.B.A. Finals (Tue, 14 Jun 2016 04:28:29 GMT) Big performances from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavaliers send the series back to Cleveland for Game 6. [New York Times] Green-Less Warriors Outhustled by Resurgent Cavaliers (Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:00:27 GMT) Deprived of fiery power forward Draymond Green, the Golden State Warriors were flat and unfocused on Monday as they fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Five of the NBA Finals with a chance to secure a second consecutive …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Warriors’ Draymond Green Suspended for Game 5 After LeBron James Episode (Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:09:26 GMT) After reviewing the game, the N.B.A. assessed a flagrant foul against Green for striking James in the groin. That call triggered the punishment because of other playoff violations by Green. [New York Times] Warriors Star Draymond Green Suspended for Game 5 (Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:06:59 GMT) Through all of the criticism and accusations of dirty play, Draymond Green vowed to keep pushing as hard as he possibly could to help deliver another championship to Golden State. …continue reading
[New York Times] In the NBA Finals, the Losses Linger More Than the Wins (Sun, 12 Jun 2016 04:03:34 GMT) Often lost in the euphoria of confetti blizzards and champagne showers of an NBA Finals triumph is the crushing despair just down the hall.
[New York Times] Warriors 108, Cavaliers 97 | Golden State leads series, 3-1: Warriors Win and Move a Game Away From the N.B.A. Title (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 04:58:28 GMT) Golden State beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland to take a commanding lead in the finals. [New York Times] LeBron James Awards Game Balls to Friends and Foes (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:55:10 GMT) James is not only in charge of the Cavaliers’ offense, but he has also been giving out game balls to his teammates, and theoretical ones to the Warriors. [New York Times] James Loses His Cool as Cavaliers …continue reading
A lot of energy converged around the Knicks coaching situation after the season mercifully came to a close. Phil Jackson set up the news cycle with a typically cryptic style of communication, when he was communicating at all. It strikes me that a generation ago, there would have been little controversy about the way Jackson conducted his early offseason, between his travels and his choices in interviewing (or not interviewing) various coaches. The fact is, we wouldn’t have known a tenth of what we know today and the intensity of the deliberation would have been muted by virtue of local …continue reading