Knicks Morning News (2018.07.31)

  • [NYPost] Porzingis visit is everything Knicks love about David Fizdale
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 7:43:37 AM)

    Mission accomplished. Knicks coach David Fizdale and his wife, Natasha, have moved on from Latvia to a seaside resort in Croatia, but the five days spent in Kristaps Porzingis’ home country thrilled Knicks brass, according to sources. The visit that concluded this weekend featured basketball talk and relaxation in Liepaja’s special saunas by the beach….

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Perry details his whirlwind journey that landed him in New York last season
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 12:50:57 PM)

    Last summer, Scott Perry was ready to make the official move from Orlando to Sacramento to start his new journey as the VP of Basketball Operations with the Kings. But that’s before Knicks president Steve Mills gave him a ring.

  • [NYTimes] If an N.B.A. Workout Isn’t on Instagram, Does It Even Count?
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 7:14:04 AM)

    Led by LeBron James’s example, a generation of young players is getting shredded, and making sure the cameras are always rolling.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James Opens Public School in Hometown Akron
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 4:47:11 AM)

    James, who left Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers, called the school’s opening “one of the greatest moments of my life.”

  • [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] For Daily News Hometown Hero nominee, helping the homeless is much more than a mission
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    When Thomas Neve’s co-workers at Reaching-Out Community Services told him they were nominating him for a Daily News Hometown Heroes award in public service, he responded in protest.

    “We had shown him a clip from a newspaper with the (Hometown Heroes) logo, and he was like, ‘Don’t do that, guys,…

  • [NYDN] Cuomo holds big lead over Nixon among likely Democratic primary voters, new poll shows
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:30:00 AM)

    With less than seven weeks to go until the Democratic primary, Gov. Cuomo leads insurgent challenger Cynthia Nixon by a hefty 2-1 margin, a new poll shows.

    The Siena College poll, the first of the campaign to look at likely primary voters, found that the Democratic races for lieutenant governor…

  • [NYDN] Keep up the fight against misleading abortion clinics
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    When you think you might be pregnant, you deserve two things: quality medical care, and the truth. A majority of the Supreme Court disagrees, and with the recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, that’s unlikely to change.

    In a mostly overlooked decision before the end of its term, NIFLA vs. Becerra

  • [NYDN] Ramp up the NYCHA outrage, now
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams stepped outside the realm of regular politics to add a much-needed dose of authentic personal outrage, complete with profanity, to the ongoing scandal of substandard living conditions in the New York City Housing Authority.

    “The problem is not merely one cleanup…

  • [NYDN] Give all American girls tech role models
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Name 10 female scientists. Can’t? Try five. Still can’t? You aren’t the only one. According to a recent study in the U.K., one in four people couldn’t even name one. Statistics like these are discouraging at best, dangerous at worst.

    I founded Girls who Code six years ago to close the gender gap…

  • [NYDN] Apps and caps: The City Council’s bid to rein in Uber and Lyft gets it mostly right
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    The addition of 2,000 new app-hail vehicles onto city streets each and every month has meant booming business for Uber, Lyft and other companies. There are now more than 80,000 such cars in our midst, an armada dwarfing the 13,587 yellow taxis.

    The benefits have been new income for drivers, low…

  • [NYDN] Collusion of dunces: The real crime in the Russia-Trump story
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Rudy Giuliani, the President’s lawyer, laid down the new line Monday morning: “I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime. Collusion is not a crime.”

    He has a very narrow technical point; the colloquial term that often used to characterize the possibility…

  • [NYDN] Trains in vain: An epic fail, even for a subway system in trouble
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    New subway boss Andy Byford says it again and again: There’s no substitute for good communication.

    Then why under God’s gray pavement didn’t the MTA tell commuters about long-planned repairs that snarled N, R and D trains in Brooklyn during Monday morning’s rush hour? Why didn’t straphangers on…

  • [NYDN] Staten Island Democrat Max Rose vows to donate federal lobbyist cash, calls on Rep. Donovan to do the same
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Staten Island Democratic congressional candidate Max Rose says he’ll stop accepting contributions from federal lobbyists and will donate the ones he’s already received to charity — and he’s calling on his opponent to do the same.

    Rose, a first-time candidate and Army veteran, is hoping to unseat…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the Daily News, Donald Trump and Bill de Blasio
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    A lifetime of Daily News memories

    Staten Island: Sad how you ran this paper into the ground the last few years. Growing up, I couldn’t wait to read the Daily News in the mornings. Of course, I had to wait for dad to finish first. I started in 1970 at seven years old. When I grew older, great journalists…

  • [NYDN] Entire police force suspended after North Carolina chief charged with corruption
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 11:50:00 PM)

    SOUTHPORT, N.C. — All police operations have been suspended in a North Carolina town in the aftermath of public corruption charges levied against its chief and an officer.

    Southport Mayor Jerry Dove tells WECT-TV that he and the city board last week asked the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office to…

  • [NYDN] Senators want investigation of immigrants who were abused at detention facilities
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 11:10:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked federal investigators late Monday to examine allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse of immigrants held at government detention facilities, saying the mistreatment may have been occurring since 2014 or earlier.

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Sam Darnold’s stalemate with Jets is over, and now we’ll see if he can actually win the starting QB job
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    Superman reappeared Monday afternoon in Florham Park with his sublime hair, sunny disposition and same steely-eyed focus that have had grown men giddy for months.

    He floated to practice without a cape to a roar from fans and a sarcastic slow clap from his teammates.

    When Sam Darnold showed up to…

  • [NYDN] Synagogue vandalism ignites governor to seek hate crimes bill
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    CARMEL, Ind. — Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is calling on the General Assembly to pass a hate crimes bill after someone spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti at a suburban Indianapolis synagogue.

    He said Monday that he’ll meet with lawmakers, legal experts, corporate leaders and “citizens…

  • [NYDN] Attorney General Jeff Sessions says America has become ‘less hospitable’ to religious people
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — American culture has become “less hospitable to people of faith,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in vowing that the Justice Department would protect people’s religious freedom and convictions.

    Sessions spoke at a Justice Department summit on religious tolerance at a time…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — July 31, 2018
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for July 31, 2018

    A little compassion goes a long way as the ephemeral Pisces Moon melds with spiritual Neptune. But we may be uneasy with the consequences of our actions if we let promises fall to the wayside. We might even be pulled into a conflict when…

  • [NYDN] Ian Kinsler dealt to Red Sox from Angels in trade to shore up second base
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    The Red Sox saw all the moves the Yankees made Monday and had to counter with one of their own.

    Ian Kinsler was dealt to Boston from the Angels as the Red Sox look to bolster their offense to keep the Bombers at bay in a top-heavy AL-East division race.

    The Red Sox sent minor league pitchers Ty…

  • [NYDN] Amazon will no longer ask viewers to vote on pilots to determine which series to green-light
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Amazon Studios is cutting viewers out of the decision-making process.

    The streaming network announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour Sunday that pilots will no longer be put up for a vote before Amazon decides what shows to green-light.

    “I’d never say ‘never’ but that version…

  • [NYDN] LeBron James says President Donald Trump is using sports ‘to divide us’
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Shut up and dribble? Not LeBron James.

    On the same day he announced the opening of his ‘I Promise School,’ James took on President Donald Trump.

    The newly minted Laker told Don Lemon in an interview on CNN Monday night that the president is trying to divide people, and he’s using sports as a main…

  • [NYDN] Cops find four people, including 5-year-old boy, shot dead inside Queens home
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Four people — including a boy about 5 years old — were found shot dead in a Queens home on Monday night, cop sources said.

    Officers made the grisly find in a first-floor apartment on 30th Drive at 23rd St. in Astoria just after 8:50 p.m. when they responded to a 911 call about a man bleeding.


  • [NYDN] Guy Fieri, José Andrés set up ‘relief team’ to feed people displaced by Northern California’s Carr Fire
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 6:50:00 PM)

    Guy Fieri and José Andrés are cooking for the displaced masses.

    The celebrity chefs have set up a makeshift kitchen in Redding, Calif., to feed residents who have been affected by the Carr Fire and crews helping to put out the flames.

    “My team and I got involved – my son and I, and his buddies,…

  • [NYDN] Demi Lovato remains hospitalized with ‘complications’ six days after reported overdose
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 6:41:00 PM)

    Pop star Demi Lovato remains in the hospital nearly a week after she reportedly suffered a drug overdose.

    The “Confident” singer is dealing with “complications” such as a high fever and nausea six days after she was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, TMZ reported, citing a…

  • [NYDN] Yankees acquire Lance Lynn in deal that sends Tyler Austin to Twins
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    As reassuring as it was Sunday to watch J.A. Happ go out and give the Yankees six solid innings, the day before was a reminder that Brian Cashman had more work to do before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline.

    Monday, the Yankees GM again made a move to shore up his rotation as his club heads into…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Man torches Staten Island gas station, nearly gets burned
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 5:55:00 PM)

    A brazen firebug caught on video torching a Staten Island gas station injured a bystander and nearly lit himself ablaze early Monday.

    The amateur arsonist walked into a 7-Eleven on Richmond Ave. and Victory Blvd. at about 1:50 a.m. and asked to buy a gas can and $40 in gas, police said.

    The clerk…

  • [NYDN] Giants respond to Pat Shurmur’s call for more physicality with all-out melee
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 5:30:00 PM)

    Higher intensity and a big hit prompted the Giants’ first fight of training camp on Monday.

    With an apparent directive from head coach Pat Shurmur to up the physical play heading into Tuesday’s off-day, Olivier Vernon thumped running back Wayne Gallman to the ground. And when Gallman threw the…