TAG: New York Knicks

Latest News / Jan 29, 2015 / 10:30 am

Report: Kevin Durant Intrigued By Knicks For 2016

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony

There’s already been a lot of chatter about Kevin Durant returning to his hometown in Prince George’s County Maryland to play with the Wizards when he’s a free agent in the summer of 2016. Now a person close to KD tells Frank Isola of the New York Daily News KD would be interested in playing for the Knicks. You read that right. The Big Apple team tied with the Sixers for the worst record in the Eastern Conference might have a chance to land KD — who didn’t play last night when the Knicks miraculously beat his Thunder 100-92. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Phil Jackson Once Said His Championship Knicks Teams Deflated Basketballs

Bill Belichick, Phil Jackson

We’ve ‘enjoyed’ more than enough football talk over the past several months, and continue to do so as Deflate-Gate dominates American news headlines in advance of the Super Bowl. It’s only natural that the gridiron’s “scandal” would finally crossover to the hardwood. In an interview from 1986 recently unearthed by Todd Radom, Phil Jackson admits that his championship New York Knicks squads strategically deflated basketballs to gain a competitive advantage. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Kevin Durant Out On Wednesday At Knicks With Toe Sprain

Kevin Durant

The Snowpocalypse was a bit overblown in New York City, so the hometown Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder will indeed play Wednesday’s night’s scheduled game. Unfortunately for those attending the contest at Madison Square Garden, though, Kevin Durant will merely be a spectator. Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced this morning that the reigning MVP will miss a second consecutive game with a sprained toe. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Video: Charlotte’s PJ Hairston Crosses Himself Into The First Row

P.J. Hairston

PJ Hairston is a shooter first and foremost. Considering this embarrassing gaffe, the Charlotte Hornets rookie might bear that distinction forever, too. Watch Hairston crossover with such fervor during his team’s 76-71 win over the New York Knicks that he loses balance and tumbles into the front row. Read More »

Smack / Jan 22, 2015 / 11:45 am

Video: 76ers Miss Five Layups In One Possession

Jason Smith , K.J. McDaniels

The Knicks won last night, but there’s an asterisk since it came against the Sixers, and some fans are gonna bitch about ping pong balls — forgetting that the team with the worst record has won the lottery half as many times as the team who finished with the third worst record. New York’s 98-91 victory in Philadelphia was just their seventh win of their worst season — so far — in franchise history, but one possession might have ensconced Philly as an all-time bad team more so either team’s woeful record. Missing five layups in one possession will do that. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2015 / 8:30 pm

Video: Philly’s Jerami Grant Denies An Ambitious Tim Hardaway At The Rim

Tim Hardaway, Jerami Grant

The most impressive thing about this denial by Jerami Grant? He’s clearly the Philadelphia 76ers’ third-best rookie shot-blocker. Watch the second-round pick channel Nerlens Noel and K.J. McDaniels by beating Tim Hardaway to the mountain top and rejecting a dunk attempt by the New York Knicks’ wing. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 21, 2015 / 12:15 pm

Lakers & Knicks Top Forbes List; Average Franchise Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

Carmelo Anthony, Ryan Kelly

Forbes released their 2015 NBA team valuations today. Following the $24 billion TV-rights deal announcement, and a “bull market” the average cost of an NBA franchise has reached a new record of over $1.1 billion. That’s up 74 percent from last year, and it’s the biggest one-year gain since Forbes start valuing teams in the four major professional North American sports in 1998. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 19, 2015 / 11:15 am

Stephon Marbury Says He Entertained Thoughts Of Suicide In 2009

Stephon Marbury

In an interview for “Real Sports With Bryant Gumble” set to air on HBO tomorrow night, former NBA All-Star point guard Stephon Marbury said a combination of his floundering basketball career, his failing sneaker company and the death of his father in 2007 led to suicidal thoughts in 2009 when he last played an NBA game. Thank God it never happened and Marbury was able to accomplish a bit of a basketball renaissance in China. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 15, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo Dunk On Helpless Carmelo Anthony

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony (photo. r/nba user samneter)

Might this be a metaphor for the respective careers of Carmelo Anthony and Giannis Antetokounmpo. For Phil Jackson’s sake, we sure hope not. Watch the Greek Freak rise for an authoritative two-handed dunk as ‘Melo does nothing but brace for impact during the Milwaukee Bucks’ 95-79 win over the New York Knicks in London today. Read More »

Smack / Jan 13, 2015 / 11:00 am

Video: Knicks Stage Kiss Cam Betrayal As Ignored Woman Kisses Another Man

Knicks Kiss Cam

We don’t ever attend Knicks or Nets games despite being headquartered in New York. Yes, we’re probably shirking our journalistic duties, and basketball is always better in-person, but we just can’t cover all the delicious NBA action when we’re covering a single game live. It’s almost a relief too because New York team’s (the Knicks and Nets) have dropped their last 21 games. Perhaps that’s why the Knicks planted a parodic two-timing scene on their kiss cam late last week. Read More »