But with all respects to John Lennon, war is not over, at least for the Knicks and Bulls. This is a rivalry that heated up in the mid-90s. Heck it went nuclear. Between 1989 and 1996, these two teams ended each others season 6 of 8 times. During this time, New York was Chicago’s toughest adversary. 1989 – Bulls 4-2 – Second Round 1991 – Bulls 3-0 – First Round 1992 – Bulls 4-3 – Second Round 1993 – Bulls 4-2 – Third Round 1994 – Knicks 4-3 – Second Round 1996 – Bulls 4-1 – Second Round Granted this …continue reading
10. LeBron announces his decision 30 seconds into the special, then turns to stunned ESPN studio guy and says back to you. 9. James encourages viewing audience to play a drinking game with him. Every time an ESPN montage shows a dunk – drink! 8. LeBron reveals that we’re all in a sideways universe, and that we should be remembering soon that we are all friends. Except for Ben Linus. 7. James decides he’s going to remain in Cleveland, but instead of the Cavs selects to play for minor league baseball team the Akron Aeros. Says he needs to get …continue reading
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the New York Knicks have signed Amar’e Stoudemire to a 5 year $100M contract. For New York this is the first step in Donnie Walsh’s rebuilding plan which began in the summer of 2008. The Knicks seemed to be an obvious fit for Stoudemire, given Mike D’Antoni’s 4 and a half seasons in Phoenix. Although the Knicks haven’t ruled out a Lee-Amar’e pairing, it’s likely that Stoudemire will replace him as the team’s power forward/center. Last year STAT attempted free throws and blocked shots at more than double the rate, and provided more scoring at a …continue reading
This year the New York Knicks added a new wrinkle to their offense. A good portion of their half court set consisted of keeping David Lee on the perimeter with the ball, allowing him to orchestrate the offense. I’m not exactly sure why this was done, perhaps D’Antoni wanted to bring the opposing center on the perimeter to open the middle. Or perhaps the Knicks coach wished to experiment during a meaningless season. In any case the General was up to the task, and notched the highest assist rate of his career (3.5 ast/36). Lee actually has a good touch …continue reading