Knicks Morning News (2018.06.07)

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale wants to mold Knicks in some old-school ways
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:14:02 PM)

    New Knicks coach David Fizdale was at the Museum of Natural History on Monday night but mostly wanted to talk Knicks history. Fizdale attended the Bill Bradley tribute gala hosted by the Hospital for Special Surgery, and he met several of the Knicks’ 1970s legends who were on hand — Earl Monroe, Willis Reed, Walt…

  • [NYPost] Knicks are getting their first exclusive look at Villanova stud
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 6:43:37 AM)

    Villanova will be in the house. Mikal Bridges, the Wildcats’ premier small forward, will work out Thursday for the Knicks in Tarrytown, according to an industry source, after being linked to the franchise since February. The Knicks are starving for a small forward in the draft, and the 21-year-old Villanova junior won his second NCAA title…

  • [NYTimes] U.S. Team Would Dominate 3-on-3 Basketball. If Only They Could Qualify.
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:00:05 AM)

    A system designed by FIBA to increase global participation has thus far kept the United States men out. Will that work for the Olympics?

  • [NYTimes] Warriors Build N.B.A. Finals Lead as Kevin Durant Dominates
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:50:59 AM)

    Durant led all scorers with 43 points while Stephen Curry struggled. The Warriors now hold a 3-0 series lead over LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Why N.H.L. Teams May Not Enjoy the Comforts of Home Ice
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:43:29 PM)

    The advantage of playing at home that bolsters teams in sports like basketball and football does not apply much in hockey.

  • [NYTimes] Kobe Bryant Talks ‘Detail’ Curse, LeBron James’s Teammates and More
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:31:12 PM)

    “Some of these fans that say that stuff are just idiots.”

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James: The Strange Thrill of a One-Man Show
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 12:38:51 AM)

    Rarely has one of the N.B.A.’s supreme players chased a championship with less help and more athleticism. Will his thrilling performances prove futile?

  • [NYTimes] What Was J.R. Smith Thinking on the Last Play of Regulation?
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 12:30:51 AM)

    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
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 12:31:45 AM)

    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
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 10:23:24 AM)

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

  • [NYDN] Ex-firefighter suing FDNY over discrimination, says Bravest bullying gave him PTSD
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:35:00 AM)

    For one Hispanic ex-firefighter, the FDNY’s heroic reputation has gone up in flames.

    Daniel Rivera says he was forced out of the Fire Department by his fellow Bravest — who allegedly used a childhood trauma to cruelly torment the smoke-eater over his tangential link to a years-old discrimination…

  • [NYDN] Two crooks rob restaurateur for $30G, snatch his clothes in Queens heist
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 3:15:00 AM)

    Two men robbed a restaurateur renting a room in Queens, forcing the victim to strip at knifepoint before taking off with his clothes and $30,000, cops said Thursday.

    Jeffrey Cen, 22, and another man still sought by police, slipped into a room the 38-year-old victim was renting on Maple Ave. near…

  • [NYDN] Daughter finds dad dead with stab, slash wounds on bed in his Brooklyn apartment
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 2:30:00 AM)

    A Brooklyn man with stab and slash wounds was found dead on a bed inside his home late Wednesday.

    The daughter of Simon Bouhadana, 55, found her father lying face-up on a bed in his apartment on Chestnut Ave. near Coney Island Ave. in Midwood around 10:25 p.m., according to authorities.

    The concerned…

  • [NYDN] My family story, and today’s abandoned refugees: Shame on the Trump administration
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    When my grandpa began his long journey from Baghdad to New York in December 1945, he said goodbye to his home country of Iraq and the life he had known until the age of 18. And while he knew it would likely be a long time before he would be able to return, even he couldn’t imagine just how long…

  • [NYDN] Scott Weiland, former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots, dead at 48
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:46:36 AM)

    Scott Weiland, the flamboyant frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, was found dead Thursday.

    The 48-year-old singer’s wife, photographer Jamie Weiland, confirmed the news of his death to The Los Angeles Times.

    “I can’t deal with this right now,” she said, sobbing. “It’s true.”


  • [NYDN] Clubgoer accidentally shot by off-duty FBI agent at Denver club breaks silence
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:20:00 AM)

    The clubgoer accidentally shot by a dancing, off-duty FBI agent trying to pick up his gun initially believed “some idiot set off a firecracker.”

    But Thomas Reddington soon realized the G-man struck him in the leg at the Mile High Spirits Tasting Room in Denver after midnight Saturday.

    “I’m still…

  • [NYDN] Call it the Raw Deal: Social Security and Medicare head toward the skids
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    The news for America’s most important retirement security programs is about as grim as it gets, according to a new report from their overseer: Social Security’s trust fund is set to be depleted in 2034; Medicare’s, in 2026, three years earlier than projected last year.

    When those fateful days arrive,…

  • [NYDN] Celebrity chef Adam Harvey arrested for poisoning seven-story maple tree blocking his solar panels
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A tree dies in Brooklyn.

    A celebrity chef with a warped sense of going green poisoned a neighbor’s giant silver maple tree because it blocked sunlight from the solar panels on his Windsor Terrace home, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office says.

    Adam Harvey, 33, was arrested in May after neighbors…

  • [NYDN] New York college students pitching in to help Puerto Rico recovery
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Hurricane season officially began on June 1, and more than 11,000 Puerto Ricans are still living without power — eight months after Maria devastated the island.

    Residents outraged at the federal government’s response to Maria — and who are bracing for a new round of possible storms — have in the…

  • [NYDN] Students revolt against summer homework ‘abuse’ at Success Academy
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Give ‘em a break!

    Students are revolting against summer homework “abuse” at Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy High School for the Liberal Arts in Manhattan.

    A new petition created by a pair of students says the school must scrap a plan to compel teens to read five books over the eight-week summer…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the Pride and Puerto Rican parades
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Don’t pen us in at Pride Parade

    Ridgewood: On Sunday, I had the distinct pleasure of participating in the 22nd São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade along with millions of other revelers, and the only barricades I saw were strategically placed around a first-aid tent. Of the thousands of marchers weaving…

  • [NYDN] Hawaiian neighborhoods completely destroyed as lava rolls into the sea
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 11:45:00 PM)

    Volcanic activity wiped out an entire neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island, as lava rolled into the ocean and hardened to formed new land.

    Molten magma destroyed homes in the Vacationland neighborhood Wednesday, the latest downturn on the state’s largest island, which has been rocked by eruptions…

  • [NYDN] President Trump wants to maintain secrecy of some Michael Cohen papers
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    President Trump wants to make sure some of the papers the FBI seized from his lawyer Michael Cohen stay out of public view — and he wants to explain why using an extra degree of confidentiality.

    A new letter filed by Trump attorney Joanna Hendon in connection with the FBI’s investigation of Cohen…

  • [NYDN] Citizenship Now! 2018 kicks off with training sessions
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    Nicaraguan immigrant Rosa Campos once paid $120 to a Colombian man in Manhattan who claimed he could help her become a U.S. citizen. But her elation turned to disappointment.

    The money got her nowhere — and later she saw the man on the news, exposed as a fraudster.

    That was 20 years ago, when Campos…

  • [NYDN] Food cart worker calls black woman the N-word, throws Gatorade bottle and Sriracha at her for trying to pay bill with change
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    An unhinged Oregon food cart employee flipped out when a black woman attempted to pay her tab with loose change, according to

    The disturbing footage shows alleged victim Carlotta Washington being called N-word after she asked the truck’s owner, Islam Elmasry, to pay in quarters.


  • [NYDN] Scott Pruitt and EPA staffers were asked to cut back on White House restaurant
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    Embattled EPA boss Scott Pruitt was reportedly asked to cut back on his office’s use of a cramped White House dining hall after racking up hefty bills.

    Pruitt and Environmental Protection Agency staffers frequented the eatery below the West Wing so often that a White House official let agency personnel…

  • [NYDN] Isola: End is near for Cavaliers’ title hopes and likely LeBron James’ days in Cleveland as well following Game 3 loss to Warriors
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    CLEVELAND – This will be an anxious and agonizing 48 hours for the Cavaliers and the city they refer to as The Land. The end is most certainly near; for the Cavs and probably for LeBron James as well.

    On a night when Stephen Curry suddenly lost his shot, Kevin Durant rescued the Golden State Warriors…

  • [NYDN] Secret Service blames Maryland authorities for lag in capturing wanted White House contractor
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    Martese Edwards strolled through White House security for nearly a month after Maryland police say he shot his ex-girlfriend’s new lover.

    U.S. Secret Service officials claimed ignorance of the manhunt for 30-year-old government contractor, who was busted Tuesday afternoon when he tried accessing…

  • [NYDN] Mazzeo: Aaron Judge busts out of slump in big way to make Yankees’, young fan’s day
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    TORONTO — Aaron Judge made a youngster’s day at Rogers Centre.

    The boy was in awe after realizing Judge had blasted him a souvenir homer during batting practice.

    And 13 innings later, No. 99 amazed the young Yankee fan again, crushing a two-run shot that snapped a scoreless tie and gave the Bombers…

  • [NYDN] Stick-up crew stole more than $100,000 in a string of business robberies in Manhattan and Queens
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    A stick-up crew scored more than $100,000 in a string of violent robberies in Manhattan and Queens this year, police said Wednesday.

    Most recently, the crooks netted $60,000 in cash and $20,000 in checks when they robbed a construction company payroll in Corona, Queens, said cops.

    In that May 17…

  • [NYDN] Red Sox fans cause delay at Fenway Park by using cell phones lights during play
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    They’ve graduated from Apple Watches to iPhones.

    Fans at Fenway Park caused a brief delay in the Red Sox vs. Tigers games Wednesday night by using cell phone lights as Detroit players were batting in the seventh.

    With one out in the seventh of Boston’s 7-1 win, fans across the stadium began turning…

  • [NYDN] Trump hosts Iftar dinner at White House as Muslim-American groups protest outside
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    The Trump White House hosted its first Iftar dinner amid tensions with the Muslim community, which remained on full display outside the executive mansion Wednesday night.

    The administration faced criticism last year for skipping over the dinner for the first time in 20 years, and scrutiny remained…

  • [NYDN] Trump claims Coast Guard had to rescue people who ‘went out in their boats’ to watch Hurricane Harvey
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    President Trump suggested that so many Texans were rescued by the Coast Guard during Hurricane Harvey because they were thrill-seeking daredevils who took to the seas to watch the storm.

    The commander-in-chief praised the military branch’s response to the August 2017 storm, which pummeled southeast…

  • [NYDN] Samantha Bee apologizes for distracting country from ‘more important issues’ in first ‘Full Frontal’ episode since calling Ivanka Trump the c-word
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    In her first televised appearance since her “inappropriate and inexcusable” comments about Ivanka Trump, Samantha Bee said she was trying to “reclaim” the c-word when she used it as an insult.

    “The problem is that many women have heard that word at the worst moments of their lives. A lot of women…

  • [NYDN] Sister of Louise Turpin fears witchcraft obsession fueled alleged child abuse against 13 kids
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    Louise Turpin’s sister says she’ll likely miss a crucial hearing in the horrific abuse of her 13 nieces and nephews, but new details revealed in her memoir could help prosecutors.

    Elizabeth Flores completed the brunt of her tell-all book days before police swooped in and busted her sister Louise…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to have workouts for Draft prospects Walker, Knox, and Williams
    (Wednesday, June 06, 2018 12:00:50 PM)

    As the Knicks ramp up workouts with potential lottery picks, they will host Miami’s Lonnie Walker IV, Kentucky’s Kevin Knox, and Texas A&M’s Robert Williams.