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  • Ex-Knick Carmelo Anthony blasts Donald Trump: 'You don't get it'

    09/29/2017 3:59:34 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | September 29, 2017 | Joe Giglio
    Carmelo Anthony isn't afraid to be outspoken. The former Knicks superstar has moved away from the Big Apple and constant media attention, but as the 33-year-old gets set to be part of a super Oklahoma City Thunder team, interview requests have been present. During a sit down with USA Today, Anthony opened up on the biggest topic in this country right now: President Donald Trump. Specifically, Anthony talked about how the current president "doesn't get it" or realize what minorities feel like during this presidency.
  • Former Santa Clara, NBA forward Ken Sears dies at 83

    04/29/2017 12:57:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 24, 2017 | Tom FitzGerald
    Ken Sears, an All-America basketball player for Santa Clara in the 1950s who later played eight seasons in the NBA, died Sunday in his hometown of Watsonville, the university announced Monday. He was 83. Mr. Sears played from 1951 through ’55 for the Broncos under head coach Bob Feerick and started as a freshman on their Final Four team of 1952. He was twice named the WCC Player of the Year, beating out USF’s Bill Russell for the honor in 1955.
  • Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game (55 years ago today)

    03/02/2017 10:06:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Wilt Chamberlain set the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association (NBA) by scoring 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962, at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It is widely considered one of the greatest records in basketball. Chamberlain set five other league records that game including most free throws made, a notable achievement, as he was regarded as a poor free throw shooter. The teams broke the record for most combined points in a game (316). That season, Chamberlain averaged a record 50.4 points per...
  • Security drags Charles Oakley out of Knicks game in unreal scene

    02/09/2017 7:05:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Fred Kerber
    The current Knicks should show such fight. Charles Oakley, the bruising forward who more than anyone displayed the grit and physical play of Pat Riley’s ’90s Knicks, was arrested and taken out of Madison Square Garden during Wednesday’s game against the Clippers following an altercation with security guards. The incident occurred in the pricey seats after Oakley allegedly heckled team owner James Dolan, who was sitting nearby, said a source who witnessed the incident and asked not to be identified.
  • Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago

    At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement. Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season's...
  • Joakim Noah skips military dinner, cites 'mixed feelings' and anti-war stance

    09/30/2016 6:22:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 30, 2016 | Ian Begley
    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- New York Knicks center Joakim Noah says he skipped a team dinner at the West Point Military Academy that featured cadets and a speech by a former colonel because he is against war. Noah added he had "mixed feelings" about spending time at the West Point Military Academy, where the Knicks are holding training camp this week, because he is opposed to the idea of young troops fighting in wars.
  • Joakim Noah on banning guns, ‘Warrior’ Tebow and a Knicks title

    07/09/2016 4:39:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2016 | Steve Serby
    New Knicks big man Joakim Noah blocked out some time for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. [cut] Q: If you were president of the United States, you would … A: I would make it illegal to buy guns. Q: What are your views on what’s been happening this past week? A: This past week? … This past decade? Or this past … forever? My views haven’t really changed much. It’s just very sad what’s going on in this country. Not just the police brutality, that’s getting a lot of the headlines right now, but just kids killing kids,...
  • Molotov cocktails hurled at Queens strip club a day after Cleanthony Early is shot outside

    12/31/2015 6:23:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 31, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    A day after Knicks player Cleanthony Early was shot and robbed leaving a Queens jiggle joint, the club was hit by two Molotov cocktails early Thursday, cops said. Someone hurled the flaming bottle at the CityScapes Gentleman’s Club on 58th St. in Maspeth about 5:30 a.m., police said.
  • Women rob Knicks player of $750K in jewelry after night of partying

    12/20/2015 6:57:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 20, 2015 | Larry Celona and Joe Tacopino
    Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday — and he’s blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening. The women pillaged a Louis Vuitton jewelry case holding a small fortune in basketballer bling, law-enforcement sources said. “I don’t want to talk about it,” Williams said after the Knicks’ game at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. “It’s still up in the air.”
  • James Dolan tells off fan in email

    02/08/2015 5:07:59 PM PST · by RayChuang88 · 5 replies
    ESPN website (New York subsection) ^ | February 9, 2015 | Ian Begley
    New York Knicks owner and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan told a fan to "start rooting for the Nets because the Knicks don't want you" in a contentious email exchange. In the email, Irving Bierman criticized Dolan over decisions made during his tenure as owner of the Knicks. Dolan responded by telling Bierman to root for the Nets and attacked him personally. An MSG representative confirmed to ESPN.com that the emailed response was written by Dolan.
  • Derek Fisher accepts Knicks coaching job, finalizing five-year, $25 million contract

    06/11/2014 11:43:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 06/11/2014 | ROB MAHONEY
    Derek Fisher has agreed to become the head coach of the New York Knicks and is currently finalizing a five-year, $25 million contract, according to reports. The development was first reported by Frank Isola of the New York Daily News and the terms of Fisher’s deal were later revaled by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Fisher, 39, played 17.6 minutes per game off the bench for the Thunder this season. He was a regular contributor throughout Oklahoma City’s run to the Western Conference finals and all the while a prominent figure in the Knicks coaching search.
  • Knicks great calls for all-black league amid Clippers race fiasco

    04/28/2014 7:18:33 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2014 | Marc Berman
    Knicks executive and former player Larry Johnson had a decidedly different but still strong reaction to the racially insensitive remarks Clippers owner Donald Sterling is alleged to have made. On Saturday night, Johnson tweeted: “Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!!’’
  • Knicks' Larry Johnson calls for all-black basketball league (In wake of Clipper race fiasco)

    04/28/2014 11:09:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/28/2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>New York Knicks executive Larry Johnson has a different take on the racial fire that’s recently ignited over Clippers owner Donald Sterling, looking at the broader picture to make his main point: It’s high time blacks started their own league, he said.</p>
  • Metta World Peace agrees to two-year contract with Knicks

    07/15/2013 1:56:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 07/15/2013 | BY FRANK ISOLA
    Metta World Peace agreed to a two-year deal with the Knicks, 14 years after the club passed him over in the NBA draft. World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest of Queensbridge, reportedly accepted the remaining portion of the Knicks mini mid-level which will pay him $1.6 million this year. World Peace, who played at St. John's, was released by the Lakers via the amnesty clause.
  • Blockbuster Brooklyn trade involving Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce spices up Knicks-Nets rivalry

    06/28/2013 6:30:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/28/2013 | STEVE SERBY
    Open up the Honey Nut cheerios boxes and sprinkle a trail from Flatbush Avenue to the corner of 34th and Seventh, because now we get to find out whether the town is big enough for Carmelo Anthony ... and Kevin Garnett. Here comes KG, The Big Ticket who makes the Brooklyn Nets a big ticket, and here comes Paul Pierce, The Truth, with him (along with Jason Terry), and here come the $100 Million Nets, coming to try to steal the town from Melo and the Knicks, coming for everyone. And here comes a City Game rivalry that will make...
  • NBA Playoffs: Amar'e Stoudamire and Other Weird Sports Injuries

    05/01/2012 10:58:52 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 7 replies
    Bleacherreport.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | Michael Scharzbaum
    Athletes do the darnest things. These are a few examples of athletes and dumb, anger-related or elated-related injuries which cost the athletes more than they were willing to pay for. Sometimes athletes regret their injuries, but we all wish that certain moments came equipped with a rewind button. Here are some of Amare's partners in misery.This is one of those "begin slideshow" sites........
  • NY Tabloids Responded To Amar'e Stoudemire Punching A Fire Extinguisher With Some Epic Headlines

    05/01/2012 6:58:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/01/2012 | Tony Manfred
    <p>Amar'e Stoudemire went and attacked a fire extinguisher last night after the losing to the Heat, and now he'll possibly be out for the season with a lacerated hand.</p> <p>This morning, as you can imagine, the New York tabloids responded with some solid headlines.</p>
  • Linsanity Is Officially Over As Jeremy Lin Will Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery

    03/31/2012 6:46:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2012 | Cork Gaines
    Jeremy Lin's remarkable breakout season may now be over as he will have surgery that will in all likelihood sideline him for the remainder of the season. According to an Associated Press report (via SI.com), Lin will have knee surgery and will be out six weeks. There are only four weeks left in the regular season. So unless the Knicks, who are clinging to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, pull a huge upset in the first round of the playoffs, it is unlikely that Lin will see the court again before the 2012-13 season. Since his first big...
  • The End of Linsanity in New York (Carmelo Anthony's return ends the Jeremy Lin led run)

    03/16/2012 6:10:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    SLAM ONLINE ^ | 03/16/2012 | by Marcel Mutoni
    I suppose that one could make the argument that the Linsanity phenomenon ended when Carmelo Anthony rejoined the New York Knicks’ lineup earlier this month, but now that Mike Woodson has replaced Mike D’Antoni on the bench, Jeremy Lin’s days of being the team’s offensive catalyst are a thing of the past. Woodson announced the death knell of Linsanity in comments to reporters about the new system he will put in place, one that will see Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire getting the lion’s share of touches and shots. From SLAM contributor Jake Appleman, writing for the NY Times: Woodson ran...
  • Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni resigns (End of the Knicks' Linsanity run)

    03/14/2012 1:42:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | 03/14/2012
    Mike D'Antoni has resigned as coach of the New York Knicks. D'Antoni's resignation was first reported by Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. The coach's agent, Warren LeGarie, told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher that the parting was "a mutual decision" because D'Antoni and the franchise have "conflicting views of the Knicks' future." D'Antoni put the Knicks through a morning workout Wednesday and had been preparing to coach them against the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead, Mike Woodson is expected to handle that role. The Knicks (18-24) have hit a tailspin in the last two weeks, losing six straight and seven of eight...