Knicks Morning News (2018.07.30)

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard Are Hall of Famers. No Matter What Twitter Says.
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 7:00:06 AM)

    Howard, a well-traveled center, and a host of others should easily gain induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame despite frequent skepticism.

  • [NYDN] Time for a cap on Uber and Lyft: Why a traffic expert changed his mind
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Three years ago, Mayor de Blasio’s proposed moratorium on Uber and Lyft sank under ferocious attack from ride-hail companies and public doubts about its rationale.

    De Blasio said that the app-based for-hire vehicles were responsible for terrible traffic congestion; his foes said no, they were providing…

  • [NYDN] Prosecutors aren’t above the law: Gov. Cuomo must sign legislation creating an oversight commission
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Prosecutors are responsible for holding people accountable when they violate the law, but what happens when the prosecutors are the ones who break the rules? In most instances, nothing.

    For example, Jabbar Collins spent 16 years in prison for a 1994 Brooklyn murder that he did not commit. His case…

  • [NYDN] Rush, rush: Reactivate speed cameras, and in the meantime, keep tabs on violators
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    With the lives of city kids at risk, state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan is getting nervous in his game of chicken over speed cameras. Good. His fear is making him move in the right direction. Now, hurry up, before someone gets hurt.

    On Friday, two days after the city’s authority to issue…

  • [NYDN] Anyone there on adult homes?
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Judging by the revelations by one community news organization that requested from the state Department of Health the records on one adult home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, New York has progressed pathetically little on overseeing such residences for debilitated individuals in need of special care.

  • [NYDN] Facing the music: Communications companies are feeling investor heat
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Thursday, Facebook lost 19% of its value, a staggering $119 billion record one-day loss. The plunge came after Mark Zuckerberg’s behemoth reported weaker-than-expected revenue and disappointing numbers of global daily active users.

    Friday, Twitter stock lost 21% of its value after a systematic…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: Cuomo and state Dems set to ramp up effort against New York congressional Republicans
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — With congressional primaries out of the way, Gov. Cuomo and the state Democratic Party he controls are set to ramp up efforts to help Dems reclaim the House.

    Democrats need to pick up two dozen seats nationally to take the House, with a number of New York seats believed to be in play.

  • [NYDN] GOP state controller candidate Trichter relying heavily on party chairman for fundraising
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    Republican state controller candidate Jonathan Trichter, an investment banker, has had to rely heavily on state GOP Chairman Ed Cox when it comes to fundraising.

    Despite his Wall Street ties, Trichter — a one time Democratic operative — raised just $156,345 since March, when he began fundraising…

  • [NYDN] Nixon has high rate of out-of-state donors
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    The following is an expanded version of the second item from my “Albany Insider” column from Monday’s print editions:

    Actress Cynthia Nixon likes to tout the thousands of small donations she has received for her Democratic primary challenge against Cuomo. But records show a hefty 46.5% come from…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off Eric Garner, The News and abortion
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Eric Garner broke no law but still died

    Manhattan: Thank you, Voicer Mike Memphis. You hit the nail on its head. It has always enraged me that media coverage of the Eric Garner story always reports he died while selling loose cigarettes. While he may have previously sold some, he had not on that…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — July 30, 2018
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for July 30, 2018

    Managing real-world matters that impinge upon our lives can be challenging today. The visionary Pisces Moon encourages an active fantasy life. Additionally, an otherworldly connection between sweet Venus and indulgent Jupiter further distracts…

  • [NYDN] Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets after coming one out from no-hitter
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Yet another major-league pitcher had to apologize for sending racist and homophobic tweets in the past.

    Posts from Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb’s account re-surfaced Sunday night after he had come within an out of a no-hitter against the Dodgers.

    The backlash was swift and not even an hour after…

  • [NYDN] Jets QB Sam Darnold is not happy about missing training camp as holdout hits Day 3: sources
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Sam Darnold is not a happy camper.

    The Jets rookie quarterback was still holding out on the third practice of training camp Sunday, but make no mistake: Darnold is ticked off about not being on the field with his team, according to sources.

    Offsets language — which would provide the team financial…

  • [NYDN] City Parks workers busted after beating up man caught peeing in Bronx park, sources said
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    Two Parks Department workers beat up a man they caught urinating in Jerome Park in the Bronx Sunday, police sources said.

    Yadhil Marrero, 41, and Damian Garner, 40, were busted on assault charges at about 1:30 p.m., after punching and kicking the 40-year-old parkgoer, cops said.

    The urinating man…

  • [NYDN] J.A. Happ goes six solid innings, allowing just three hits, in Yankee debut to beat Royals at Stadium
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    J.A. Happ did a double take as he headed out to the bullpen to warm up Sunday. He’s been traded at the deadline four times before, but still, what he saw was a little weird to the veteran lefty.

    “It was kind of weird looking down and seeing the pinstripes on me,” Happ said after beating the Royals,…

  • [NYDN] Sixth person found dead as California’s Carr Fire continues raging, seven people still missing
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 4:50:00 PM)

    A sixth person has died from the massive blaze dubbed the Carr Fire that continues spreading through Northern California, authorities said Sunday.

    The Shasta County sheriff’s office said a another body was found but did not release any identification.

    The deadly fire was sparked by a malfunctioning…

  • [NYDN] Father of Saheed Vassell demands answers after NYPD takes too long to release names of cops who fatally shot him
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 4:45:00 PM)

    The father of a pipe-wielding Brooklyn man who was fatally shot by NYPD officers slammed the department for taking so long to release the names of the four officers involved.

    “We shouldn’t have to wait 16 weeks for media leaks to find out the names,” fumed Eric Vassell, the father of Saheed Vassell.

  • [NYDN] WATCH: Olympian Bode Miller wants to know why he was never warned about the dangers of drowning before his infant daughter’s death
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 4:15:00 PM)

    Weeks after his 19-month-old daughter’s sudden death in a neighbor’s swimming pool, gold medal winning Olympian Bode Miller wants to know why parents aren’t better educated on the dangers of drowning.

    “It’s the number one way that you could potentially lose your kid,” the 40-year-old skier told…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Aaron Hicks fast becoming a key part of Yankees’ offense in Aaron Judge’s absence
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 4:10:00 PM)

    The Yankees do not know exactly what they have in Aaron Hicks. Heck, even the 28-year-old isn’t sure where this season will lead for him. The talent has been obvious since he was a first-round pick of the Twins, but the results have been inconsistent. After being traded to the Yankees and now having…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Giants backup QB Davis Webb ready to prove ‘that I can play’
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:50:00 PM)

    When the Giants passed on Sam Darnold in April’s draft, it officially became Davis Webb’s turn to prove, as the second-year quarterback told the Daily News, “that I can play.”

    And on Sunday, as Darnold’s holdout dragged on with the Jets, Webb confidently and impressively directed the second-team…

  • [NYDN] Congressman John Lewis released from hospital after in-flight medical emergency
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:45:00 PM)

    Congressman John Lewis was released from the hospital Sunday, his office told the Daily News.

    “All tests have been completed, and doctors have given him a ‘clean bill of health,’ ” his spokeswoman said. “He thanks everyone who shared their thoughts, prayers and concerns during his stay.”

    The 78-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Letitia James tallies multiple endorsements for her AG run
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:05:00 PM)

    Public Advocate Letitia James on Sunday continued to cement her place as the establishment Democratic candidate in the race for state attorney general.

    Controller Scott Stringer and four other elected officials endorsed James at a press conference at Verdi Square on the Upper West Side.

    “It takes…

  • [NYDN] Queens man in dramatic road rage video involving a stabbing attempt after an accident that left cars ‘airborne’ insists it wasn’t ‘what it looks’
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    A Queens man caught on tape swinging a box cutter at a motorist he also pinned against a van with his moving car during a dramatic road rage confrontation said, “It’s not what it looks like.”

    Kevin McClean was released on $100,000 bail this weekend following a brutal brawl last week with a 24-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Octavia Spencer to play first black, self-made female millionaire Madam C.J. Walker in Netflix series produced by LeBron James
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Octavia Spencer is set to play the nation’s first black, self-made female millionaire in an upcoming Netflix series.

    The 46-year-old Oscar winner will play Madam C.J. Walker, an entrepreneur who built a beauty and hair care empire in the early 1900s, Netflix announced Sunday.

    Walker, whose real…

  • [NYDN] Mom files lawsuit against city and Staten Island non-profit, accusing summer camp director of slapping epileptic son’s hand
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    An epileptic boy’s mother is suing the city school system after a Staten Island summer camp director allegedly slapped his hand, then covered his mouth and nose to stop him from crying.

    The 10-year-old child was attending camp at Public School 861 in Graniteville on Aug. 4, 2017, when Robert Busan,…

  • [NYDN] How Olivier Vernon has been standing out at Giants training camp
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:35:00 PM)

    Giants quarterback Davis Webb was asked Sunday which Giants players have stood out most to him in training camp and Webb didn’t even flinch.

    “Olivier Vernon,” Webb said, nodding in approval. “Strong.”

    Webb’s been paying attention. Vernon, 27, entering his third Giants season, has been a man possessed…