Knicks Morning News (2018.08.18)

  • [NYTimes] Johnny Kline, Globetrotter Turned Advocate, Is Dead at 86
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 6:38:31 PM)

    After overcoming heroin addiction, he became a drug abuse counselor and founded an organization to help long-forgotten black basketball players.

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. buying in to David Fizdale’s Knicks program
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 4:03:33 PM)

    Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. wasn’t in a pleasant mood the day former head coach Jeff Hornacek got canned after the season finale in mid-April, saying he couldn’t “wrap my thoughts around what management thinks.’’ Of course, Hardaway had no idea at the time that Hornacek’s successor would be an old familiar face from Miami:…

  • [NYDN] Release prisoners from solitary: This is psychological torture any way you put it
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    One candidate for New York governor, Cynthia Nixon, wants to abolish solitary confinement in our prisons. To New Yorkers like me who have survived this torture, that means she has done her homework.

    My first experience with solitary confinement was a 60-day sentence in what’s known as “Keeplock”…

  • [NYDN] Pick up the pace: There’s no Uber or Lyft cap in New York City as long as the cars are wheelchair-accessible
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Never mind the Cassandras. When the city Taxi & Limousine Commission stopped taking new for-hire vehicle (FHV) license applications at 5 p.m. last Tuesday, the wheels did not come off the booming businesses of Uber, Lyft, Juno and Via.

    The existing 80,000 FHV cars of these app services continue…

  • [NYDN] A judge in contempt: The South Florida Sun Sentinel gets berated for reporting the facts
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    A Florida judge who exploded at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for publishing material about failures leading up to the Parkland massacre is in contempt of one of America’s core principles.

    That being, as articulated in the First Amendment and established in case law over generations: Government…

  • [NYDN] The wages of class war: GOP tax-cut promises unfulfilled
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    After claiming Trump job creation output exceeds Obama’s, the White House now admits it fudged the numbers. Before the truth serum wears off, maybe they’ll also cop that last year’s tax cuts have so far been a bust for ordinary workers.

    The President promised that the $1.5 trillion tax cut — heavily…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Aretha, Cuomo and the Child Victims Act
    (Saturday, August 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Aretha was pure music heaven

    New Windsor, N.Y.: How eerie is this? Two musical icons pass away on the same date 41 years apart: Elvis Aaron Presley and now Aretha Louise Franklin, the King of Rock and Roll and the Queen of Soul. Both now in rock ’n’ roll heaven, where you know they’ve got a hell…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Davis Webb rises to occasion in second chance for Giants, proving cool under pressure with first-team offense
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    DETROIT — Davis Webb hadn’t started a game since Nov. 26, 2016, when he led his Cal Bears to a 36-10 win over UCLA at Memorial Stadium in Berkley, Calif.

    But on Friday night, with Eli Manning resting, Webb was ready: to own being the Giants’ starting quarterback in a 30-17 preseason win over the…

  • [NYDN] Giants will celebrate Pat Shurmur’s first win of any kind as head coach, but they’re not willing to reveal how
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    DETROIT — Pat Shurmur’s players will do something to mark and honor his first win of any kind as the Giants’ new head coach Friday night. But special teams captain Zak DeOssie is keeping the exact nature of their plans a secret.

    “Preseason or regular season, it’s the first one on the list,” DeOssie…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 18, 2018
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 18, 2018

    Words flow freely today as congenial Mercury creates a cooperative sextile with charming Venus. Interpersonal relationships are blessed by ease of communication. However, there are subtler energies at play now; something exciting and unusual…

  • [NYDN] Aaron Judge too sore to swing a bat after Yankee manager Aaron Boone said there was ‘a chance’ the injured slugger could
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Aaron Judge felt soreness in his right wrist after throwing on Friday and was still not able to take dry swings, which he has not done since suffering the chip fracture.

    Yankee manager Aaron Boone had said earlier on Friday that things were going so well with Judge that there was a “chance” he…

  • [NYDN] NYPD fires sergeant accused of shooting and cover up, say police sources
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    An NYPD sergeant under investigation for shooting a man in a personal dispute and then trying to cover it up was fired Friday, police sources said.

    Sgt. Ritchard Blake, 40, is accused of firing twice at Thavone Santana, 21, on July 26 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

    Soon after the shooting, Blake was…

  • [NYDN] Naked burglar knocks over upscale restaurant near Union Square
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    This burglar turned an upscale restaurant off Union Square into a strip joint.

    The man, 28 to 35 years old with a trim build, got butt-naked when he knocked over the Adalya Mediterranean restaurant on Irving Place near E. 17th St. at 7 a.m. July 5.

    After forcing his way in through the side door,…

  • [NYDN] Stan Lee’s ex-adviser Keya Morgan ordered to keep away from the Marvel mogul for three years, says court decision based on ‘lies’
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    Stan Lee’s former business manager has been banished from the 95-year-old Marvel mogul’s universe for the next three years, a Los Angeles judge ruled Friday.

    Keya Morgan, 42, must stay at least 100 yards away from Lee, his daughter Joan (J.C.) Lee, 68, and his brother Larry Lieber, 86, the order…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Greg Bird still has yet to reach his potential, but all Yankees can really do is wait, even if patience may be wearing thin
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    The Yankees are preaching patience with Greg Bird. The first baseman is clearly trying hard to be patient with himself. But the rest of the Bronx seems ready to give up on the Yankees’ one-time first baseman of the future. That was particularly obvious after his reaction Thursday to popping out…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: The key to a Giant rebirth in 2018 is Eli…Eli Apple, of course
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 4:20:00 PM)

    DETROIT — The Giants can’t win without Eli playing his best this season.

    Eli Apple, that is.

    For while Eli Manning’s offense surely needs to operate more efficiently and put points on the board, on defense the Big Blue secondary is shaping up once again to be a huge liability, and not just because…

  • [NYDN] ‘Pharma Bro’ lawyer and partner in crime sentenced to 18 months in jail
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 3:40:00 PM)

    A lawyer convicted of helping pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli defraud investors and his former company was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison, and ordered to pay $10.5 million in restitution.

    Evan Greebel, 44, was convicted in December of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy…

  • [NYDN] Not just audio: Omarosa reportedly has ‘treasure trove’ of video to back up tell-all Trump administration book
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Lordy, there’s video.

    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has an extensive collection of video, emails, texts and other records to corroborate her explosive book about the Trump administration, according to a report Friday.

    A source with direct knowledge of the matter told the Associated…

  • [NYDN] Reaching epidemic proportions: Another retired firefighter dies of a 9/11-related illness
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Another firefighter has died from his time spent inhaling toxic fumes at Ground Zero.

    Retired Firefighter Michael McDonald, 64, died of a 9/11-related illness earlier this week, the Uniformed Firefighters Association announced Friday.

    A viewing and a funeral are planned for Aug. 29 at Maloney Funeral…

  • [NYDN] Bite from crazed thief cost Queens cabbie days of work
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 2:55:00 PM)

    The son of a cab driver bitten on the arm by a female thief said the incident has hurt his dad’s wallet.

    Nayeem Khan, 20, said his father Kamal Khan, 53, had to recuperate for days after the enraged fare attacked him near Kissena Blvd. and 71st Ave. in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, on Aug. 5.


  • [NYDN] David McReynolds, longtime peace activist and agitator, dead at 88
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 2:30:00 PM)

    Longtime peace activist, writer and photographer David McReynolds died Friday after a fall in his New York home. He was 88.

    McReynolds, who was also the first openly gay candidate for president, moved to New York in the mid-1950s. A few years later, he began working with the War Resisters League….

  • [NYDN] Aretha Franklin public viewing, funeral arrangements announced
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 2:15:00 PM)

    Aretha Franklin’s many fans will have the opportunity to pay their respects later this month at a visitation in her hometown of Detroit.

    A two-day public viewing will be held on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, where the late…

  • [NYDN] Additional 23 Prince albums released on streaming services
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 2:05:00 PM)

    This is sure to hit a high note with Prince fans.

    Twenty-three of the late pop icon’s albums were made available on prominent streaming services for the first time ever Friday, Sony Music Entertainment announced.

    Each of albums added to the streaming services were released between 1995 and 2010….

  • [NYDN] A true believer’s progress: Mayor de Blasio’s vision for a blue-wave New York
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    Is Bill de Blasio a stopped clock or ahead of his time? Maybe both.

    He’s held the superstitious belief in his own vision all successful politicians do — and especially one who stubbornly held his lane and effectively shot up from afterthought to Hizzoner with an incredible burst from the back of…

  • [NYDN] MTV VMAs’ producers struggle with whether to address Demi Lovato overdose
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 1:20:00 PM)

    MTV has always tried to keep its Video Music Awards relevant, but producers are struggling with whether to tackle one important and timely topic.

    Those behind this year’s show — happening this Monday at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown Manhattan — are going “back and forth” on addressing Demi Lovato’s…

  • [NYDN] Missouri man barred from possessing firearm dodges charges for shooting ex-girlfriend thanks to vague state law
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 1:15:00 PM)

    A Kansas City man who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend nearly a year ago won’t face any charges in her death despite the fact that a judge approved an order of protection that explicitly banned him from possessing weapons.

    David Love admitted to gunning down Jessika Peppers inside his Missouri…

  • [NYDN] InfoWars founder Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence relating to Sandy Hook defamation lawsuits against him
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 1:05:00 PM)

    Conspiracy theory-mongering InfoWars founder Alex Jones has intentionally destroyed evidence relevant to a defamation lawsuit filed against him by families of Sandy Hook shooting victims, according to a motion submitted Friday.

    Jones directed his staffers earlier this week to strip content from…