Knicks Morning News (2015.09.13)

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    Greece also secured a place in the quarterfinals by beating Belgium, 75-54, and will play Spain.

  • [New York Times] A Basketball Arena Battles for San Francisco’s Heart (Sun, 13 Sep 2015 02:29:44 GMT)

    The owners of the Golden State Warriors are offering to foot the bill for a new 18,000-seat entertainment complex in San Francisco, but some in the city are crying foul.

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    16 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.09.13)”

    1. R.I.P. Moses Malone. Not pretty to watch, but the man was just a beast inside, and a one of the most ferocious rebounders on the offensive glass that I’ve ever seen.

      Only blight on his record: “Fo’ fo’ fo'” was actually “Fo’, five, fo'”.

    2. I can’t believe it. I was playing golf today and on one hole, all of my group had pars. I quipped “Well, as Moses Malone would say, fo’, fo’, fo. Had no idea that he had just passed.

      Moses may be the most underrated C of all time. His name rarely comes up in the discussion of top-5 all time centers, but during his prime, he was hands down the best player in the league.

    3. The man was only 60. On the one hand, it’s great to live in an era and a country where I can say “only 60.” On the other hand, large athletes do not have a great life expectancy it seems. Though I’d be interested in seeing an actual study on it.

    4. Very sad. Get yourself checked out, former NBA stars! Every test they can run! You’re so much at risk, it is scary.

      RIP, Moses.

    5. And I’ll add once again that we should all take our health seriously and get checked out. It can happen to any of us.

    6. “Not even Isiah’s Knicks lost a game as dumb as the NY Giants lost that game tonight.”
      Two comments —
      – You are being too kind to the Knicks and your frustration with the Giants is causing you to forget the Knicks’ collective brain farts over the last several years — or are you forgetting Chandler dunking a ball off his head because he wanted to hang on the rim or Bargnani’s not realizing that the Knicks had the lead and wanted to run out the clock?
      – I’m surprised that you seem surprised. At halftime, I told my wife that I was going to bed. She expressed surprised and I said, “The Giants are gong to lose this game. I’m not staying up until midnight to watch Romo drive down the field in the last minute, while the Giants put absolutely zero pressure on him.” Granted, I didn’t get all the details right — I thought that it would be Dez Bryant and not Witten who scored the winning touchdown, and I didn’t predict the Giants pulling a Bargnani, but the result was certainly predictable. When my wife came to bed, all she said was, “Be glad you didn’t stay up.”

    7. Yeah, in just one season two years ago, the Knicks had the Bargs game, the “no timeout against Washington despite having three left” game and the “JR taking a quick three in a tie game with the shot clock turned off” game. All of those were far dumber than last night (and you can probably add in the Chandler game from that season, as well, but I don’t think that was as bad as those other three, as nine times out of ten that ball doesn’t bounce off of Chandler’s head. That was some Murphy’s law shit right there). Last night was more about their terrible defense at the end than anything else.

    8. I’m a Jet fan so my most recent rebuttal is Butt-fumble. I don’t have to dig far for more. The Giants just lost a game they were underdogs to win.

    9. Not a football guy but even I know that in the last two minutes of a close game if you are ahead and can run 40 seconds off the clock, it’s a no brainer. Right? What am I missing here?

    10. No, they should have done so. It just wasn’t some egregious thing, that’s all. Dallas would have gotten the ball back with about a minute either way. And since they sliced up the Giant defense easily, I don’t think it would have made much of a difference. The Giants just played poor defense.

    11. According to several reports, Eli told Jennings not to score on first and second down. According to Jennings, he could have scored easily on second down. I take back what I said Al. You’re right. The Knicks have never done anything stupider than that.

    12. Okay, yeah, that’s just insane. It honestly makes the whole thing make a little more sense, as at least it’s just one guy making a crazy decision and not an organization overall, ya know?

    13. If you’re starved for any Knicks discussion, Chris Herring was on the confusingly named True Hoop TV podcast on espn the other day and it’s worth a listen if you’ve got some downtime.

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