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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.11)

[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

Knicks Notes: Thoughts from the Outside of the Playoffs

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

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.09)

[New York Times] Cavaliers 120, Warriors 90 | Golden State leads the series, 2-1: Cavs Flip the Script at Home, Routing the Warriors (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:12:03 GMT) Cleveland cut its deficit against Golden State to two games to one in the best-of-seven N.B.A. finals. [New York Times] Cavaliers’ Kevin Love Is Out for Game 3 of the N.B.A. Finals (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 01:04:13 GMT) Love, who sustained a concussion after being inadvertently elbowed in Game 2, is in the league’s concussion protocol. [New York Times] After Another Blowout, Now Warriors’ Need to Respond (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.08)

[New York Times] LeBron James Says He’ll Be ‘Much Better’ in Game 3. The Cavs Need Him to Be. (Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:18:30 GMT) Cleveland trails Golden State, two games to none, and could be more short-handed than usual with Kevin Love in the league’s concussion protocol. [New York Times] State of the Art: Warriors, Tech’s Team, Are Soaring Out of Reach (Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:05:43 GMT) The Golden State Warriors are almost a metaphor for the way the tech industry improves, and also risks ruining, all that it touches. [New York Times] The N.B.A.’s Fashion Runway: Chic, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.07)

[New York Times] Shaq: Cavs Need Better Irving,’ Punked’ Love in NBA Finals (Tue, 07 Jun 2016 07:03:48 GMT) Shaquille O’Neal played on the last team to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals, so he knows what it takes. [New York Times] Love Returns to Cleveland, Uncertain for Game Three (Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:03:27 GMT) Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was cleared to fly home with the team on Monday, but his availability for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland remains in question. [New York Post] Phil Jackson: …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.06)

[New York Times] Warriors 110, Cavaliers 77 | Golden State leads series, 2-0: Warriors, Resilient at Home, Cruise Against the Cavaliers (Mon, 06 Jun 2016 02:58:17 GMT) Draymond Green scored 28 to help Golden State take another step toward defending its N.B.A. title with a 33-point victory in Game 2 of the N.B.A. finals. [New York Times] TV Sports: Mike Breen Becomes N.B.A. Finals Play-by-Play Fixture (Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:49:13 GMT) Breen, who is announcing a record 11th N.B.A. finals, chooses a smooth and steady play-by-play style over the gimmicks abused by other broadcasters. [New York Times] As NBA …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.05)

[New York Times] College or the N.B.A? New Rule Gives Players More Time and Feedback (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 01:13:54 GMT) College basketball players this year had an extra five weeks to decide to declare for the N.B.A. draft, but consulting an agent remained a no-no. [New York Times] Stanley Cup Finals Take a Pause as Sport Remembers Ali (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 06:39:44 GMT) The NHL led the way with a moment of silence prior to Game Three of the Stanley Cup Finals as professional sports around the United States paid tribute to Muhammad Ali on Saturday. [New York …continue reading