Knicks Morning News (2017.02.10)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For Charles Oakley and Knicks, a Long-Simmering Feud Boils Over
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 1:53:11 AM)

    Oakley, a former enforcer who played 10 seasons in New York, and the team owner James L. Dolan had a rocky relationship even before Oakley was arrested.

  • [NYTimes] Phil Jackson’s Latest Twitter Message: Peace
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 2:50:10 AM)

    Two days after signaling his approval of an article critical of Carmelo Anthony, and a day after Charles Oakley’s ejection at the Garden, Jackson weighed in again.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: More coverage of the Oakley situation
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 4:59:43 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: More coverage of the Oakley situation

  • [ESPN] Jackson: Tweet on Melo column ‘misunderstood’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:40:22 PM)

    Jackson: Tweet on Melo column ‘misunderstood’

  • [ESPN] NBA players react to Charles Oakley’s arrest
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 3:07:57 PM)

    NBA players react to Charles Oakley’s arrest

  • [ESPN] Oakley: Dolan ‘won’t even shake my hand’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:48:22 PM)

    Oakley: Dolan ‘won’t even shake my hand’

  • [ESPN] Former NBA player Jayson Williams defends friend Charles Oakley
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:07:18 PM)

    Former NBA player Jayson Williams defends friend Charles Oakley

  • [ESPN] Vote: What should be most concerning for the Knicks?
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:52:19 AM)

    Vote: What should be most concerning for the Knicks?

  • [NYDN] No way for Knicks to win petty battle with beloved Charles Oakley
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:18:14 PM)

    As Charles Oakley was wrestling with Jim Dolan’s security team and being dragged out of Madison Square Garden

  • [NYDN] Paul, Wade and Miller weigh in on Knicks’ treatment of Oakley
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:05:31 PM)

    Any hopes the Knicks might’ve had about getting the free-agent-to-be probably followed Oakley out the door.

  • [NYDN] Oakley: James Dolan has spent years targeting me for harassment
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:57:19 PM)

    Oakley said security guards are under “orders” to alert Garden and team owner James Dolan whenever he is in the building.

  • [NYDN] Rangers fans break out into ‘Free Oakley’ chant at MSG
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:24:36 PM)

    It doesn’t matter which team is playing at the Garden — New Yorkers love Charles Oakley.

  • [NYDN] ‘Once a Knick, always a Knick’ doesn’t apply to Charles Oakley
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:02:51 PM)

    “Once a Knick, always a Knick” always has been a pick-and-choose slogan at the Garden anyway.

  • [NYDN] A timeline of the Charles Oakley vs. James Dolan feud
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:44:59 PM)

    How did it come to this?

  • [NYDN] Metta World Peace says Knicks fans are to blame for chaos
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:26:44 PM)

    Metta World Peace has a reason for the chaotic state of the Knicks, and it’s not James Dolan, Phil Jackson or the underachieving players.

  • [NYDN] Knicks prez Phil Jackson says his Melo tweet was ‘misunderstood’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 1:07:35 PM)

    Phil Jackson just wants everyone to chill out, man.

  • [NYDN] Knicks: Oakley’s claim that Dolan ordered removal ‘pure fiction’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:06:42 AM)

    The Knicks are not backing down.

  • [NYPost] How rift with Knicks and Dolan has left Oakley ‘heartbroken’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:01:58 PM)

    Charles Oakley was in town this week because of another hard-nosed New York sporting legend: Thurman Munson. On Tuesday night, Oakley attended the annual Thurman Munson Dinner at a Midtown hotel, sitting at a major donor table. The event raises money for AHRC NYC Foundation. Oakley, a 2006 Munson winner, attends most years. At every…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis sees another Knicks season falling apart
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 3:32:33 PM)

    After 54 games last season, the Knicks stood at 23-31 and were dysfunctional enough to get coach Derek Fisher fired. This season, the record is even worse: 22-32. The pain and disappointment is even more. “Yeah, it is,” said Kristaps Porzingis, the face of the franchise’s future who is having a tough time wading through…

  • [NYPost] Knicks will never change unless fans revolt, strike where it hurts
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 1:42:53 PM)

    There was a lot of disgust kicking its way around the city Thursday afternoon, darting in and out of the snow drifts, ducking into lunchtime cafeterias and happy-hour saloons. Much of it centered around the Knicks, who know no bounds when it comes to providing outlets for that disenchantment. There was disappointment, too, much of…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson makes belated Carmelo peace offering
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 1:06:23 PM)

    The Zen Master may have just offered a peace pipe to Carmelo Anthony. In a follow-up tweet to his insulting missive Tuesday, Knicks president Phil Jackson indicated Thursday the original was “misunderstood’’ and pleaded for the end to “discord’’ by invoking the Beatles’ peace song “Let it Be.’’ “So after starting a ?[fire] storm with…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s stand-in for Carmelo has some tales to tell
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:07:53 AM)

    Michael Graham wants to be very clear: He is not angry at Phil Jackson, who referenced him in a bizarre tweet this week that praised a column written with an anti-Carmelo Anthony tone. Graham said Jackson’s reference actually was a blessing. It got him media attention again, and he was able to get notice for his…

  • [NYPost] Knicks double down on making Charles Oakley the villain
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:02:50 AM)

    Charles Oakley dug in his heels Thursday, maintaining the eruption during the Knicks game at the Garden the previous night that led to his ejection and subsequent arrest resulted from team owner James Dolan’s security people demanding he leave. While Oakley defended himself, Garden brass did the opposite, essentially accusing the ex-Knick of lying, calling…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley’s fall from beloved bad boy to Knicks outcast
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:07:24 AM)

    For 10 seasons, Charles Oakley was the heart of the Knicks, but the longtime fan favorite is no longer welcome in the arena he used to call home. On Wednesday night, his feud with the franchise and owner James Dolan hit its lowest note, when security guards handcuffed Oakley — who was sitting a few…

  • [NYPost] What if Dolan’s Rangers were run like the Knicks?
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:58:00 AM)

    In an alternate universe, Glen Sather (@FiveRingsSlats) is impugning Henrik Lundqvist’s character yet again on Twitter, hoping this latest personal attack might be the tipping point in the club president’s campaign to convince the Rangers’ franchise goaltender to waive his no-move clause and accept a trade out of New York. There is a report from…

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley speaks out about skirmish at Knicks game
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:32:45 PM)

    The feud between Charles Oakley and Knicks management continued to swell Thursday as the former Knick told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith that he had done nothing wrong before being escorted out of the Garden Wednesday night and the Knicks issuing a statement calling his version “pure fiction.”

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson tweets that previous tweet was ‘misunderstood’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:27:00 PM)

    Phil Jackson tried to clear up his tweet from two days ago that seemed to be a shot at Carmelo Anthony by saying he was “misunderstood” in an emoji-filled tweet Thursday in which he lamented the “discord” in our society.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Oakley Fallout
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:35:41 PM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton react to Wednesday night’s melee involving Charles Oakley at MSG.

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil reacts to column critical of Carmelo with tweet
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:11:34 PM)

    Following the Knicks’ 121-107 loss to the Lakers on Monday night team president Phil Jackson took in practice courtside on Tuesday

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Charles Oakley and the Knicks
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:10:35 PM)

    Knicks insider Frank Isola discusses the incident involving Charles Oakley at Madison Square Garden on Daily News Live.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks say Oakley’s story about MSG incident is “pure fiction”
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:00:22 PM)

    Everything former Knicks forward Charles Oakley has said since to being ejected and arrested after an altercation with security guards at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night is “pure fiction,” the team said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Superfan Spike Lee picks Melo over Jackson
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:00:12 AM)

    Knicks superfan Spike Lee would rather have Carmelo Anthony stay in New York than Phil Jackson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo responds to Jackson’s latest barb
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:00:03 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony responded to Phil Jackson’s latest barb on Wednesday, saying he’s “self-motivated” and that anyone would get tired of verbal spats.

  • [SNY Knicks] Williams, who Knicks had interest in, to sign with Cavs
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:20:05 AM)

    Free agent F Derrick Williams will sign a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers.

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