Knicks Morning News (2017.11.14)

  • [NY Newsday] Tricky LeBron James got into Knicks’ heads
    (Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:28:58 AM)

    Don’t believe him. LeBron James knew exactly what he was doing.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks run up big lead over Cavaliers, then collapse
    (Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:49:45 AM)

    LeBron James nudged the Knicks with a comment and was pushed by Frank Ntilikina in the first quarter. But when the game was on the line, James pushed hardest and the Knicks crumbled.

  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter again shows Frank Ntilikina he has his back
    (Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00:00 AM)

    Enes Kanter wanted to send a message to LeBron James and show him that these are not last season’s Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] LeBron James, Cavaliers take New York subway to practice
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 10:45:27 PM)

    When in New York, do as the locals do.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah inactive for Knicks against the Cavaliers
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 9:40:00 PM)

    Joakim Noah went from the suspended list to the inactive list.

  • [NY Newsday] LeBron James clarifies: He took a shot at Phil Jackson, not Frank Ntilikina
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 11:48:23 AM)

    LeBron James said Monday morning that his comments criticizing the Knicks for not selecting Dennis Smith Jr. in last June’s draft were meant to be a shot at former team president Phil Jackson and not rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina.

  • [NYDN] Peter Vecsey uses N-word to comment on LeBron-Kanter scuffle
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 9:26:56 PM)

    Peter Vecsey caused a firestorm of controversy on Twitter Monday night.

  • [NYDN] James Dolan’s lawyers want Charles Oakley’s MSG suit dismissed
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 8:37:34 PM)

    The Knicks are throwing elbows again at former teammate Charles Oakley.

  • [NYDN] Ntilikina impresses Hornacek, teammates in standing up to LeBron
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 7:31:39 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina wasn’t about to back down. Not even to LeBron James.

  • [NYDN] Knicks blow 23-point second-half lead, fall to Cavs, 104-101
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 7:22:50 PM)

    The Knicks suffered a meltdown of extreme proportions Monday.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ tough talk falls flat as LeBron James gets last laugh
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 5:28:14 PM)

    LeBron James took his first New York City subway ride on Monday and suddenly he wants to fight everybody.

  • [NYDN] Noah inactive, Hernangomez tells The News confidence has waned
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 2:49:37 PM)

    The Knicks benched last season’s starting center but apparently added a very expensive defensive captain.

  • [NYDN] LeBron James is right about the Knicks, and they know it
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 7:28:34 AM)

    A hit dog will always holler.

  • [NYDN] LeBron: Shot at Knicks was at Phil Jackson, not Frank Ntilikina
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 6:46:38 AM)

    LeBron James wants to make one thing clear: he didn’t intend to take a shot at Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina over the weekend.

  • [ESPN] Despite loss, Frank Ntilikina says Knicks ‘can build something great here’
    (Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:40:59 AM)

    Despite loss, Frank Ntilikina says Knicks ‘can build something great here’

  • [ESPN] LeBron dons ‘all good’ hat after Kanter scuffle
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 8:54:01 PM)

    LeBron dons ‘all good’ hat after Kanter scuffle

  • [ESPN] King’s commute: LeBron, Cavs hop on NYC subway after shootaround
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 3:03:02 PM)

    King’s commute: LeBron, Cavs hop on NYC subway after shootaround

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter calls LeBron ‘princess’ as war of words continues following Knicks’ loss
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 11:40:36 PM)

    NEW YORK — Enes Kanter and LeBron James went chest-to-chest in a shouting match during a high-intensity game, and they continued their two-day war of wars afterward.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron, Cavs storm back in fourth quarter to beat Knicks 104-101
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 10:21:01 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 104-101 on Monday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Cavaliers vs. Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 6:09:44 PM)

    NEW YORK — When the Cleveland Cavaliers head to Madison Square Garden on Monday night to face the New York Knicks, there are bound to be some awkward moments.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron James’ comments on Dennis Smith Jr. were aimed at Phil Jackson, not Ntilikina
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 11:10:20 AM)

    LeBron James made it clear that his comment about the Knicks not drafting Mavericks’ PG Dennis Smith Jr. was a shot at former president Phil Jackson.

  • [NYPost] It took LeBron James to slow down Kristaps Porzingis
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 9:12:40 PM)

    It was a rare off night for Kristaps Porzingis. Maybe it was LeBron James. Maybe it was the new contraption on his elbow. With James hounding him at times, Porzingis fell short of his now-usual 30 points. And for the first time he wore a long white right elbow sleeve for his bursitis, a condition…

  • [NYPost] Knicks rookie refused to back down against LeBron James
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 8:04:57 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina, all 190 pounds of him, went to grab the basketball to inbounds late in the first quarter Monday. A 6-foot-8, 250-pound human piece of chiseled granite known as LeBron James stood in his way. So Ntilikina shoved James. Twice. Sort of had the same effect as a seagull’s wing brushing the Rock of…

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway’s best night yet overshadowed by brutal loss
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 7:53:49 PM)

    At some point, it will set in for Tim Hardaway Jr. that the Knicks blew a 23-point lead and lost to the Cavs Monday. “Twenty-three?” he said meekly. Yep, count ’em 23. But to Hardaway, this still so-early Knicks season is about forging identities, working and getting better. So yeah, the 104-101 loss to Cleveland…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah sits out first game since end of PED suspension
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 7:44:21 PM)

    Finally, the wait ended for Joakim Noah. Finally, the 20-game ban handed down to the Knicks center for his use of an illegal supplement ended. Eight games last season, 12 this season. The time was served. So fans who awaited him went to Monday’s 104-101 loss to the Cavs and saw him … sit. Noah…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ feud with LeBron James erupts in heated shoving match
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 7:01:10 PM)

    A point of contention that had been heating up for the 48 hours leading into tipoff involving LeBron James, Frank Ntilikina, Phil Jackson and somehow Enes Kanter finally reached its boiling point late in the first quarter Monday night at the Garden. Eleven-plus minutes into the game, the drama hit the court — with all…

  • [NYPost] Knicks collapse in epic fashion as LeBron James takes over late
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 5:27:03 PM)

    The Knicks staged an epic fourth-quarter collapse Monday but give them some credit. The Knicks were chirping afterward — with Enes Kanter even poking fun at LeBron James’ nickname. The Knicks were on the verge of their season’s greatest triumph, beating the Cavaliers and James to a pulp for three quarters in what appeared destined…

  • [NYPost] It’s the little things Porzingis does that drop Bernard King’s jaw
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 11:00:12 AM)

    Bernard King sat on the Garden’s celebrity row Tuesday, when the Knicks hosted Charlotte, and said he’s never seen anything like it. One of many, King is in awe of Kristaps Porzingis, who is off to the best start in Knicks history after a dozen games, averaging 30.4 points. An offensive technician, King, one of…

  • [NYPost] New Yorkers weren’t ready for LeBron to take the subway
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 10:08:20 AM)

    Imagine taking the subway to avoid a delay? LeBron James and the Cavaliers opted to get the full New York City experience Monday, riding the subway instead of a bus back to their hotel after a morning shootaround at the Garden ahead of their game against the Knicks. James and the team documented the trip…

  • [NYPost] LeBron James redirects blast from Ntilikina to Phil Jackson
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 6:28:28 AM)

    LeBron James has redirected the dagger. Before the Cavaliers held a shootaround Monday morning at the Garden, James clarified his take that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr., saying it wasn’t a shot at Frank Ntilikina but instead Phil Jackson. “I wasn’t throwing shade at Frank at all, for people that got their…

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 104, Knicks 101: Knicks Show Fight, but LeBron James Scores a Knockout
    (Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:53:05 AM)

    LeBron James and Cleveland erased a 23-point, second-half deficit at Madison Square Garden against a surprisingly potent Knicks squad.

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