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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 »

Smack / Jan 9, 2015 / 3:15 pm

J.R. Smith On Knicks’ Triangle Offense: “It’s Almost Too Much Thinking”

J.R. Smith

Much has been made of the triple-post offense — more popularly known as the Triangle — the Knicks are running this year. Most gripe it doesn’t work in the contemporary game, and J.R. Smith certainly struggled with it earlier this year. But Swish got dealt to Cleveland, and he told the New York Post before his first game in a Cavs uniform on Wed. the Triangle required “almost too much thinking.” Here we go. Read More »

2015 Free Agency, NBA / Dec 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Goran Dragic: Knicks Are “Possibility” In Free Agency; Praises Phil Jackson

Jose Calderon, Goran Dragic

The Suns beat the Knicks on Saturday, 99-90. Despite the win, Goran Dragic hasn’t been up to his All-NBA Third Team performance from last year. Saturday’s victory was Dragon’s second game back from a back injury. Still, the Suns point guard will be highly coveted this summer in free agency, and his comments after the game went a long way towards putting the Knicks in contention. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Dec 19, 2014 / 11:45 am

Phil Jackson To Commentating Barkley: “Do I Have To Mute This Game?”

Phil Jackson, Charles Barkley

On Thursday night, Charles Barkley was working the Bulls-Knicks game not from TNT studios with the rest of the “Inside the NBA” crew, but court-side in Chicago where he was acting as a color commentator. Knicks president Phil Jackson was also watching the telecast on TNT and eventually threatened to mute Chuck in a tweet because of Barkley’s comments about the much-maligned triple-post offense. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 12, 2014 / 10:17 am

Report: ‘Melo Would Consider Waiving No-Trade Clause; ‘Melo Denies Report

Carmelo Anthony

The Knicks are in shambles. They’re losers of their last 10 and bottom feeders in the weak Eastern Conference with more losses (20) than anyone else in the NBA; yes, even the lowly Sixers. Less than a week after a report about strife fracturing the team from within — most notably Carmelo Anthony purportedly threatening to “beat up” Tim Hardaway, Jr. on the court — a new report from the New York Post‘s Marc Berman alleges that Anthony would be willing to waive his rare no-trade clause if Knicks president Phil Jackson can find a willing trade partner with a team ‘Melo wants to join. Read More »

NBA / Dec 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Report: Carmelo Anthony Threatened To Fight Tim Hardaway During Game

Carmelo Anthony

Things couldn’t possibly get worse for the 4-19 New York Knicks, right? Think again. Less than 48 hours after Phil Jackson said New York has “a loser’s mentality” comes a report of widespread dysfunction throughout the Knicks’ locker room, highlighted by Carmelo Anthony threatening to “beat up” Tim Hardaway. Read More »

Smack / Dec 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Team President Phil Jackson On Knicks: “We Have A Loser’s Mentality”

Phil Jackson

Rookie coach Derek Fisher is using scripture to ensure the New York Knicks can see a forest of future success through the trees of their current struggles. If you’re to believe president Phil Jackson, his team will stay blind unless it improves its attitude. Speaking with reporters on Monday following New York’s eighth consecutive loss, Jackson said the Knicks “have a loser’s mentality.” Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Nov 4, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Kendrick Lamar Apologizes To Phil Jackson For “Control” Verse

Kendrick Lamar, Spike Lee

If you didn’t already know, precocious Compton, California hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar threw down a challenge too seemingly every rapper on the scene today with his verse on Big Sean‘s “Control” from last year. In one line, he even called out Phil Jackson, and the Zen aficionado took slight umbrage on Twitter. Vibe recently spoke with Lamar, and he said he wants to make peace with the famous basketball Peacenik, but Phil’s the only one he’ll apologize too. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 21, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media Scrutiny

Kobe Bryant

It hasn’t been a great past few days for Kobe Bryant. After getting absolutely fooled by a sick crossover from Alec Burks, the Los Angeles Lakers legend awakened to media scrutiny unlike most any he’s faced throughout his 18 years in the NBA on Monday morning. But Mamba’s loyal legion of followers quickly came to his defense, and three more high-profile devotees slammed the press today for portraying Kobe in a negative light: Paul George, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Phil Jackson. Read More »

Twitter / Oct 15, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Dennis Rodman Concurs With Phil, Says J.R. Smith Is The New Dennis Rodman

J.R. Smith

When Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson gave an extensive, two-part interview with the New York Post‘s Steve Serby in September, he compared mercurial Knicks wing J.R. Smith to Phil’s former power forward with the Bulls and Bad Boy rebound robot, Dennis Rodman. Now Rodman has chimed in and agrees with the sentiment. Read More »