Knicks Morning News (2018.08.24)

  • [NY Newsday] On visit to Latvia, David Fizdale challenges Kristaps Porzingis to become the NBA MVP
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:06:00 PM)

    David Fizdale’s trip to Latvia this summer to visit with Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis appears to have been a successful one.

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Councilman calls for canceling Trump Organization contracts with city over Michael Cohen plea deal
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A city councilman is re-upping calls for the city to cut ties with the Trump Organization following guilty pleas by President Trump’s personal lawyer.

    Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan) said Michael Cohen’s plea — and his relationship to the Trump Organization — give the city the legal opening…

  • [NYDN] Questions arise about Boys Club board’s reasons for closing beloved Lower East Side youth recreation center
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Well, that’s awkward.

    The board and top executive of the Boys’ Club of New York has maintained that declining enrollment, expense and gentrification are the reasons for its plans to shut down and sell its storied Harriman Clubhouse at 287 E. 10th St. on the Lower East Side, which has served close…

  • [NYDN] ‘The Happytime Murders’ takes puppets to a new level of raunchiness
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    These aren’t your children’s puppets.

    “The Happytime Murders,” the raunchy new comedy directed by Jim Henson’s son, features a cast of foul-mouthed puppets who have sex, use drugs, gamble and fire off weapons throughout the R-rated film.

    For puppeteer Drew Massey, it’s about time these cloth characters…

  • [NYDN] Loved ones celebrate Lyric McHenry’s ‘beautiful’ life at private memorial as source says ‘EJNYC’ reality TV star was dating mystery man from Bronx before her death
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Lyric McHenry’s loved ones still don’t have answers about her shocking Bronx death, but they held an ultra-private memorial Sunday to celebrate her “beautiful” life, the Daily News has learned.

    About a hundred close relatives and friends gathered at a private residence in West Hollywood and listened…

  • [NYDN] Trump, a trapped animal
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    What is a poor President to do when his protective wall crumbles brick by brick, when the lawyer and tabloid publisher he paid to bury his secrets prepare to spill all, and his convicted campaign manager could crack at any moment?

    When the attorney general pledges to uphold the rule of law without…

  • [NYDN] Gotcha, Ms. Glen: The awful words of a de Blasio deputy mayor
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    In an interview with Politico, the deputy mayor who oversees public housing defended Mayor de Blasio’s record — including failures so serious, a federal court ordered up unprecedented oversight — and, par for the course, viciously attacked reporters who dare expose the truth.

    Everything’s getting…

  • [NYDN] Keep your money: A dangerous idea from a police union
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The most dangerous idea of the week comes from the Sergeants Benevolent Association, which is giving a $500 cash reward to vigilantes — er, civilians — who jump in to aid a police officer arresting a suspect.

    So frustrated is SBA boss Ed Mullins by smartphone video of police encounters, he wants…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Mollie Tibbetts, Hillary Clinton and bike lanes
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Brooklyn: The killing of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts is nothing short of a travesty, but I knew it wouldn’t take long for it to be politicized. Unfortunately, there’s always going to be crime and killings, some from citizens and some from non-citizens, but how many a year are killed by illegal…

  • [NYDN] Sex workers knock on doors for Democratic Socialist running for office in New York
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    NEW YORK — When a 41-year-old escort who goes by the name Lana Marciano went from apartment to apartment in Brooklyn as part of a push for sex workers’ rights, she seemed pleased that no one slammed a door in her face.

    Marciano was among 35 sex workers and their allies who recently campaigned for…

  • [NYDN] Man who killed roommate, blew up body with pipe bomb, gets 30-year sentence
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:10:00 PM)

    HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut man who fatally shot his roommate during a drug feud and then blew up the body with a pipe bomb to try to get rid of the evidence has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

    Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Christopher Miller was sentenced Wednesday for the July…

  • [NYDN] Sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel found under old fried chicken joint in Arizona
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — Federal authorities have discovered a sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel that went from a home in Mexico to an abandoned fast-food restaurant in Arizona.

    The Homeland Security Investigations division of the Department of Homeland Security says it got word in April that there was a tunnel…

  • [NYDN] Separate shootings in Brooklyn leave four wounded, sending stray bullet into state senator’s office
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    Two shootings in Brooklyn left four people wounded and sent a bullet sailing into the door frame of a state senator’s packed campaign office Thursday night.

    The gunfire erupted at around 7:30 p.m., in front of the Cypress Hills houses on Euclid Ave., and on Rogers Ave. and Crown St. in Crown Heights….

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 24, 2018
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 24, 2018

    Bumping into our personal limitations might seem like a serious wake-up call today. The brilliant Aquarius Moon prompts us to remember a variety of unrealized dreams as if they are each possible. But the Moon’s opposition to Mercury and…

  • [NYDN] Trump tells Sessions he favors death penalty for fentanyl dealers
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday that illegal dealers of the opioid fentanyl should be sentenced to death when convicted, according to two people familiar with the matter.

    Sessions met Trump at the White House to discuss overhauling prison sentences,…

  • [NYDN] Video shows Louisiana girl in tears as she’s told to leave school for wearing braids
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    A black sixth-grade girl has been booted from her Louisiana Catholic school for wearing hair extensions.

    Video shows a teary-eyed Faith Fennidy exiting the New Orleans-area school with relatives as her braids are pulled back.

    Christ the King Middle School policy prohibits extensions, but many critics…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Prankster reprograms traffic sign to read ‘F–k Trump’ in Brooklyn
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    This sign needs to watch its language!

    A reprogrammed traffic sign at the base of the Pulaski Bridge in Brooklyn had some choice words for the President, reading “F—k Trump” Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

    The sign drew gawkers to Greenpoint throughout the day, with several posting photos…

  • [NYDN] Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance considering criminal prosecution of Trump Organization for Stormy Daniels hush payment: report
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has begun exploring a criminal case against the Trump Organization and some of its executives stemming from Michael Cohen’s hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, according to a report.

    The case would revolve around how President Trump’s company…

  • [NYDN] Ireland Baldwin reveals past anorexia battle: ‘It took me a long time to find self love’
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:15:00 PM)

    Ireland Baldwin revealed her past struggles with anorexia in a poignant series of social media posts Thursday.

    The model, 22, first shared a photo of herself looking rail-thin with the caption, “Anorexia throwback.” She also shared a bikini shot that simply said, “NOPE.”

    Baldwin then explained…

  • [NYDN] Two officers suspended for a day after body cam video was leaked of the Denver mayor’s son berating cops during traffic stop
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    Two Colorado cops lost a day’s pay after it was determined that they had violated department regulations by leaking a video of the Denver mayor’s son berating an officer during a traffic stop.

    “My dad’s the mayor, you f–king f—–t,” 22-year-old Jordan Hancock told Aurora, Colorado officer Paul…

  • [NYDN] Black man’s fatal stabbing ignites calls for hate crime investigation after video shows suspect using racist language
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    PITTSBURGH — Activists have called for prosecutors to investigate the stabbing of a 24-year-old black man outside a Pittsburgh bar as a hate crime after video emerged of the white suspect using a racial epithet.

    Joden Rocco has been charged with homicide in the death of Dulane Cameron Jr. Police…

  • [NYDN] Diamond downer: Staten Island Little Leaguers knocked out of World Series tourney
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    The Staten Island Little Leaguers traveled to Pennsylvania in hopes of a World Series crown. Instead, they leave as champions in gamesmanship and honor.

    The Mid-Islanders’ title hopes were dashed on the diamond Thursday as the Peachtree City, Ga., squad, representing the Southeast region, rallied…

  • [NYDN] State Department issues travel advisory for Mexico
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 5:05:00 PM)

    Perhaps it’s time to rethink those Mexico travel plans.

    The State Department issued a travel advisory Wednesday warning citizens headed abroad to beware of a select few Mexican states due to a recent uptick in crime.

    Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, mostly states on the country’s…

  • [NYDN] Trump administration accused of telling migrants to leave the U.S. or never see their children again
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 4:35:00 PM)

    Federal authorities have been coercing migrants separated from their children into signing deportation orders even though they may have had eligible asylum claims, telling them they risk never seeing their kids again if they don’t leave the country immediately, according to a complaint filed Thursday.

  • [NYDN] Cops gun down vicious pit bull that mauled its female owner
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 4:20:00 PM)

    A pet pit bull was anything but man’s best friend when it brutally attacked its female owner to death.

    Cincinnati cops thought they were responding to a woman having a seizure; instead, they witnessed the gruesome sight of a dog standing over an unconscious woman, identified as Della Riley.


  • [NYDN] Tiger Woods off to slow start at The Northern Trust
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 4:20:00 PM)

    PARAMUS, N.J — Tiger Woods failed to carry any momentum he had from his last tournament into the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

    Neither did Sean O’Hair.

    That was only good news for one of them Thursday in The Northern Trust.

    O’Hair missed the cut last week and saw his FedEx Cup standing slip…

  • [SNY Knicks] David Fizdale has a plan to turn the Knicks into contenders
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 5:30:17 PM)

    The Knicks, yet again, have a plan to turn the franchise around, but this time it’s different.

  • [NYPost] Giddy David Fizdale lays out ‘awesome’ plan for Knicks’ rebirth
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:17:19 AM)

    We should all be having what David Fizdale is having. In a supremely optimistic TV interview from a Manhattan kids clinic Wednesday, the new Knicks coach said he “clicked” with Kristaps Porzingis, calling him “excited” about the team’s direction, adding all Knicks fans should be excited about what is growing at the Garden. “It’s already…