The Knicks are mired in cheerleader rumors and a 1-and-3 start to the season. Their owner is demanding a title from a team many feel is not capable of even hosting a playoff series. All is not right at MSG, and things took an even worse turn tonight when the Knicks’ loss to the Bobcats 102-97 at home, was punctuated by this inadvertent putback by Carmelo Anthony on his own basket. Read More »
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The 2013-2014 NBA season has kicked off in exciting fashion. But for Knicks fans, there have already been multiple signs that their new and improved roster will be facing many adjustments early on.
With expectations high, there’s little room for experimentation. However, head coach Mike Woodson has already shown stability in his lineups. As expected, Raymond Felton, Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony are locked in as starters. Iman Shumpert should solidify his status as a starter eventually, which leaves one open interchangeable slot – and this has caused a great deal of controversy. Read More »
The early game between the Bulls and the Knicks was like ice fishing compared to the late game’s hot, sun-drenched California shooting. While the Knicks shot 36 percent, the Bulls weren’t much better at 40. Despite the frigid stroke by both teams, it came down to the last seconds, and Derrick Rose lofted the prettiest little floater over a couple different Knicks for the win. Read More »
With the season now officially underway, every team and every fan base — never mind there’s no hope for the Philadelphia and Phoenix fan bases until next July — believes their team has a shot at bringing the Larry O’Brien trophy and a parade to their city.
This is a fresh start for all 30 teams and all 433 players (yes I counted each name) in the NBA. One player who built up a following over the summer was Charlotte Bobcats forward Jeff Taylor. Read More »
If there’s any genre of music that relates directly to the sport of basketball, it’s hip-hop. Like hip-hop, basketball is predominantly ruled by African-Americans, its legends often come from having nothing before eventually reaching superstardom, and it’s most popular in the inner cities of America. And just like rappers, there are great NBA players, bad ones, overrated ones, underrated ones, controversial ones, and plenty of others. Read More »
Gone are the days where two NBA teams who straight-up didn’t like each other could get together and elevate their rivalry with a brawl. Good riddance. Those who enjoy watching titans inflict pain on each other can find plenty of other vices to quench their thirst for violence. In fact, there are entire weekends devoted to it, with the college and professional rankings of football dedicated to humans crashing into each other and hoping they hurt their opponent as much as they want to hurt them. Read More »
As the season approaches, and it’s ever so close now, some teams –- or more accurately their marketing department –- might be putting together the theme song that’ll encompass the mission of their season. Odds are political correctness or merchandizing rights will play a factor, so your humble columnist (Humble? Good one) has thrown in his own suggestions. Here’s a Jay-Z anthem, for six key teams. Read More »
With the NBA season barely a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re beginning with what should be a fun back-n-forth war: The Battle For NYC between the Knicks and Nets… Read More »
Preseason stats don’t mean too much, but it’s great to finally have something to analyze. Our Offseason Top 50 was gathering a little bit too much rust, so now that we’re a few exhibition games deep, it’s time for adjustments. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting. Read More »
A few weeks ago, Michael Jordan was asked who he would like to play against in a game of 1-on-1 in his prime. He listed several of the NBA’s top players and then said, “I don’t think I’d lose. Other than Kobe Bryant because he steals all my moves.” Leave it to His Royal Airness to not only declare himself as the best 1-on-1 competitor but also to take a shot at Kobe. Read More »