TAG: New York Knicks

Latest News, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Phil Jackson Says The Spurs Are No Dynasty

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

After 17 consecutive seasons with over 50 wins and a winning percentage north of .700, you’d be hard-pressed to find an organization that does things any better than the San Antonio Spurs. But, even after a stretch that saw them win four NBA Titles and make five NBA Finals appearances, frequent Spurs agitator Phil Jackson says they’re not a dynasty. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 23, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: James Dolan Tries To Block Phil Jackson From Firing Knicks Personnel

James Dolan, Phil Jackson

James Dolan, Phil Jackson (William Perlman-The Star-Ledger)

Who had one month as their over/under before new Knicks president Phil Jackson clashed with Chairman of MSG and owner of the Knicks, James Dolan? If so, you collect first prize. Of course it was Frank Isola of the New York Daily News whose source says the two egomaniacal personalities at the top of the Knicks food chain disagreed over the staff firings on Monday and continue to wrangle over the future of other team personnel Jackson would like to dismiss as he clears house for a new regime under his watch. Here we go! Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Mike Woodson Fired As Knicks Coach

Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony

Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

We knew this was coming, but now it’s official: coach Mike Woodson and his staff have been let go from the New York Knicks effective this morning. The Knicks struggled to a 37-45 record after winning 54 games last season on their way to the conference semifinals. Woodson’s contract ran through next season, so he’ll recoup the $3.4 million he was owed for the 2014-15 season, but he’s out as Knicks coach and the search for his replacement officially kicks off after months of speculation. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Season

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young

Andrea Bargnani, Thaddeus Young ( Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

For better or for worse, technology appears to be evolving at the speed of light. One of the many positives of this rapid change is the ability to be entertained from multiple areas, including the .gif, compressed image files. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 1:18 am

Video: Iman Shumpert Off-The-Backboard Jam

Iman Shumpert, Andray Blatche

Iman Shumpert, Andray Blatche (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

We’ve already shown you Iman Shumpert‘s killer crossover on Paul Pierce, but that wasn’t the only highlight the Knicks wing starred in on Tuesday night in Brooklyn. After a turnover just beyond mid-court, Toure Murry found time to lob it off the backboard for a two-handed Shump thump. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:11 am

Video: Andrei Kirilenko Behind-The-Back Flick To Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko

Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks may have had the final laugh of the night with a 109-98 win, but Andrei Kirilenko provided the Brooklyn fans with fireworks in the second quarter. With the ball in his hands, Paul Pierce moved in and out of the high post, looking for a needle to thread. Pierce was able to make the pass down low to AK-47, who immediately flicked a behind-the-back pass to Mason Plumlee that would make Magic Johnson proud. Plumlee finished off the sweet dime with a strong two-handed jam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:44 pm

Iman Shumpert Puts Paul Pierce On Skates

Iman Shumpert, Paul Pierce

The Knicks may not be playoff bound this season, but they still earned some bragging rights over their crosstown rivals on Tuesday with a 109-98 win. In the third quarter, Iman Shumpert caused the crowd the stir in their seats with a dazzling display of ball-handling. From beyond the arc, Shump went to work on Paul Pierce, which ended with Shumpert dropping a mean crossover dribble that sent The Truth down to the hardwood. Shump then had loads of space to knock down a jumper.
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Latest News, NBA / Apr 15, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Knicks Close To Signing Lamar Odom With Unguaranteed Second Year

Matt Barnes, J.R. Smith, Lamar Odom

Matt Barnes, J.R. Smith, Lamar Odom (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Lamar Odom didn’t play a single game during the 2013-14 season following a rough summer punctuated by drug rumors and other off-the-court snafus that made splashy TMZ headlines. But with Odom’s former coach, Phil Jackson, taking over as the head of basketball operations for the Knicks, New York is now in negotiations to bring the embattled forward to Manhattan. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:00 am

Amar’e Stoudemire May Play In Jerusalem After Knicks Contract Ends

Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar’e Stoudemire (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Amar’e Stoudemire‘s 5-year, $100 million contract will be off the books at the end of the 2014-15 season — though he has an early termination option he’s unlikely to use. After receiving close to $23 million next season, the injury-ravaged forward might not re-sign in the NBA, but join his Israeli team (he’s part-owner) to finish out his career overseas, reports the New York Post. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »