Knicks Morning News (2018.06.02)

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina is back and ready to fight for his Knicks job
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 10:30:17 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina came back from France with a new look — new hair, new body. Flashy blonde streaks are colored into Ntilikina’s hair, coupled with a more chiseled physique than exhibited when the gangly rookie finished up his first NBA season in mid-April. After spending five weeks in his native France and working out at…

  • [NYDN] A better way to educate black young men
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Brenton James, a young New Yorker, received his bachelor’s degree in economics, philosophy and politics from the University of Pennsylvania earlier this month. Like his fellow graduates, Brenton applied his keen intellect and studied hard to earn his diploma.

    But unlike most of his U Penn classmates,…

  • [NYDN] This year demands a defiant Puerto Rican Day Parade
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    For the past 60 years, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade has been a celebration of everything that it means to be Boricua. Each June, we come together to march up Fifth Ave. not only to show the world our pride in our culture and heritage, but to highlight our contributions to the overall success…

  • [NYDN] The chancellor’s principles: Carranza says the right things, again; the true test is action
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Nine weeks into the job but who’s counting, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza visited the Daily News Editorial Board last week. We like the way he talks and respectfully note, as a teacher might, that words must be followed by deeds.

    His predecessor Carmen Fariña, a spirit animal and educational…

  • [NYDN] Lock down a better jail site: Let common sense, not Council vetoes, prevail in the Bronx
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    The close-Rikers commission led by retired state chief judge Jonathan Lippman was clear as day about where new borough-based jail facilities ought to locate: “city-owned land in civic centers as close as possible to courthouses and public transportation.”

    For good reason. The whole point of the…

  • [NYDN] Green light more speed cams
    (Monday, June 04, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Just as a police car on the shoulder slows speedsters, speed cameras that snap photos make lead-footed drivers hit the brakes. They’re lifesavers, especially at schools.

    Flashing warning light: The 140 city schools so protected will lose the safety shields on July 1 unless our political overlords…

  • [NYDN] Erect buildings, not obstacles
    (Sunday, June 03, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    As-of-right development — meaning, the freedom to build without any special land-use permission — has been critical to New York City’s success.

    Developers, contractors, architects and financiers involved in any project rely on the time-tested process. They know that the zoning rules with which…

  • [NYDN] Reeducate parents on integration: To open opportunities to all kids, we must confront adults’ ingrained bias
    (Sunday, June 03, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Earlier this week, in response to the outcry over a white Starbucks manager calling the police on two black customers who were waiting for a friend to arrive in one of its Philadelphia stores, the coffee behemoth closed 8,000 of its locations across the United States to conduct a four hour “implicit…

  • [NYDN] Never mind the pinkwashing charge, and celebrate Israel
    (Sunday, June 03, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Many of us on the Jewish left are apprehensive about what Jewish Voice for Peace might do today to again disrupt the Celebrate Israel parade.

    We have no problem with criticizing Israeli policies; we do it frequently. But as I see it, the organization’s disruptions grow out of demonization.


  • [NYDN] On the tracks, going nowhere fast
    (Saturday, June 02, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    A man said to the universe:

    “Sir, I exist!”

    “However,” replied the universe,

    “The fact has not created in me

    A sense of obligation.”

    The great journalist, novelist and poet Stephen Crane, a former New Yorker, published that in 1899. One hundred and nineteen years later, we could replace “universe”…

  • [NYDN] Good luck with that: The North Korea summit is back on
    (Saturday, June 02, 2018 4:00:00 AM)

    It is better, we hope, that a highly risky summit between a mercurial American President and a brutal totalitarian leader with a nuclear arsenal is back on the calendar, producing the remote possibility of progress on the Korean peninsula. It is better, we hope.

  • [NYDN] Give NYC a voice in the subway overhaul
    (Saturday, June 02, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    In so many ways, Transit Authority chief Andy Byford’s “Fast Forward” plan, a prescription for our ailing subways and buses, is exactly what we need.

    It prioritizes the necessary signal upgrades that will finally result in reliable service. It commits the subway system to a target date for full…

  • [NYDN] What’s working, what’s not: A good jobs report released in deeply troubling fashion
    (Saturday, June 02, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    First things first: Friday’s jobs report was bursting with awfully good news: 223,000 new positions, limbo-low unemployment and, at long last, growing wages. All point to an economy that looks healthy, before some provisions of the deficit-busting and skewed-to-the-rich Republican tax cut have…

  • [NYDN] The most taxing job in New York
    (Saturday, June 02, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Godspeed to the newly appointed members of a long-promised commission charged with delivering to Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson recommendations to repair a deeply damaged system for setting New York City’s all-over-the-place property taxes.

    Here, a mayor who’s devoting his…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Samantha Bee, Roseanne Barr and LaGuardia Airport
    (Saturday, June 02, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Why Samantha Bee’s an atrocity

    Rutherford, N.J.: Once again the media gets caught up on a word (“Oh say can you C-word?” June 1). Remember when Jack Ruby shot Oswald and used the word “bastard”? Couldn’t print the word or say it on television (probably still wouldn’t; but the shooting was and has…

  • [NYDN] Mets’ manager Mickey Callaway has had enough: ‘We’re playing the game the wrong way’
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    Two days after Mickey Callaway had insisted a team meeting wouldn’t pull the Mets out of their ongoing malaise, the first-year manager called for one and let his team know about the disturbing signs he witnessed once again during Friday night’s 7-4 loss to the Cubs.

    The injury-riddled Mets, once…

  • [NYDN] Johnny Manziel makes CFL debut with Hamilton Tiger-Cats in preseason game
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Johnny Football’s Canadian adventure officially got under way Friday night.

    Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel made his Canadian Football League debut for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a preseason game, completing 9 of 11 passes for 80 yards and rushing twice for 10 yards in Hamilton’s 36-18…

  • [NYDN] Governors Ball 2018: Shawn Mendes steals the show as crowd dwindles for headliner Jack White
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Shawn Mendes went to the Governors Ball one year and thought: “Damn, it would be really cool to be onstage.”

    On Friday he got his chance. Fans waited two hours to see Mendes — and they weren’t disappointed with the 19-year-old heartthrob’s high-energy set, which was nearly drowned out by a mob…

  • [NYDN] Mazzeo: Gleyber Torres — with and without his shoes on — has overshadowed Aaron Judge, other Yankees’ stars
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    BALTIMORE — Gleyber Torres has been known to swing out of his shoes on occasion.

    This time, he ran out of his shoes — and into an out.

    After leading off the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 4-1 victory over the Orioles on Friday night by drilling a liner into the left-field corner, Torres elected to…

  • [NYDN] Andrea Constand breaks silence on Bill Cosby sex assault in dramatic prime-time interview
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Bill Cosby molested her and tried to drag her name through the mud, but Andrea Constand forgives him.

    “He needs help, and he needs to repent for what he did, not only to me but for a lot of women,” Constand told “Dateline” in an interview broadcast Friday night.

    “I forgave Bill Cosby for what he…

  • [NYDN] Mets fall below .500 for first time all season with 7-4 loss to Cubs
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 7:40:00 PM)

    The first game of June was much like the previous excruciating month had been for the Mets.

    That is, they lost yet another everyday player to injury and another game because of their bullpen to fall under .500 for the first time this season.

    Paul Sewald permitted two inherited runners to score…

  • [NYDN] Aaron Judge continues to feast on Orioles while Sonny Gray bounces back in Yankees’ win
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 7:10:00 PM)

    BALTIMORE — Aaron Boone wanted more length out of his starting pitchers, and he got just that from Sonny Gray.

    Gray, a disappointment for much of the year, threw six innings of one-run ball, leading the Yankees to a 4-1 victory over the Orioles on Friday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.


  • [NYDN] Video: Danny Farquhar throws out first pitch at White Sox game after April brain hemorrhage
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar, who doctors have described as a “miracle” since recovering from a brain hemorrhage six weeks ago, returned to the mound in Chicago on Friday to throw out the first pitch.

    Members of the medical staff from RUSH University Medical Center that helped keep Farquhar…

  • [NYDN] Feds drop bid-rigging charges against upstate developer
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    Federal prosecutors quietly withdrew all charges Friday against one of four upstate developers facing trial this month for an alleged bid-rigging scheme.

    Michael Laipple, a former executive at the Buffalo-based LPCiminelli, was charged with participating in a pay-to-play scheme to score lucrative…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Tenants displaced by Bronx apartment fire return to homes riddled with mice, roaches: suit
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    First, a fire robbed them of their homes; now, a smoky stench and soot make living in a Bronx building a nightmare, according to new court papers.

    Hundreds of residents of 1920 Walton Ave., an apartment house near E. 177th St. in Mount Hope, were forced from their homes by a fire Sept. 27.


  • [NYDN] Mets’ Jay Bruce leaves game against Cubs early as team’s injury woes may continue
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 5:45:00 PM)

    The Mets already have 11 players on the disabled list, and they suffered yet another injury after right fielder Jay Bruce left Friday’s loss to the Cubs in the fifth inning with lower back tightness.

    Bruce said his back had stiffened during batting practice, but he thought he’d be able to loosen…

  • [NYTimes] What Was J.R. Smith Thinking on the Last Play of Regulation?
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 11:45:47 PM)

    Game tied. A clutch rebound. Then a dribble to nowhere that will go down as a memorable N.B.A. finals blunder.

  • [NYTimes] Why Do the Warriors Dominate the 3rd Quarter? Consider Their Halftime Drill
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 9:17:55 PM)

    The Warriors outscored opponents by 130 points in the 3rd quarter this postseason. How they spend intermission may explain why.

  • [NYTimes] Not at the Game: Over, Easy: A Basketball Aficionado Foresees the Warriors’ Surge Past the Rockets
    (Saturday, June 02, 2018 10:23:14 AM)

    Fabulous Flournoy, a Bronx native, has been a player-coach for a professional team in Britain for the past 17 seasons.