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Report: Phil Jackson would've drafted Jahlil Okafor over Kristaps Porzingis

Porzingis has been great during his first 18 games with the Knicks. Tom Szczerbowski Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY SportsKristaps Porzingis is already a star in New York. Heck, the rookie might be the most beloved athlete in the city at the moment. Baseball is over. A Yankees-run city probably won't get taken over by Matt Harvey or Jacob DeGrom. Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't a star. Eli Manning...
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New York Knicks: When will the drought end?

Carmelo Anthony returning to his top form will be critical for the Knicks’ success going forward. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Knicks’ latest struggles have turned many of the Garden faithful from enthusiasm about a possible turnaround to asking the desperate question, when will the skid stop? While there is no crystal ball to explain why the...
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Dwight Howard introduces himself to Kristaps Porzingis

Every rookie hit’s a wall at some point, and tonight against the Houston Rockets, Kristaps Porzingis met Superman.  Porzingis has been enjoying his first few months in the NBA. Tonight, things were a bit different as Porzingis received his first welcome to the NBA moment from the hands of Dwight Howard. Yes, that Dwight Howard a.k.a. the artist formerly known as Superman...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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The Knicks' franchise player with endless compatibility

Through the first month of the season, there have been few bigger stories in the NBA - literally and metaphorically - than Kristaps Porzingis. A skinny 7'3 beanpole from Latvia who was supposed to be a long-term project has walked into the league as a 20-year-old and been a huge part of the New York Knicks return to relevancy. He probably wouldn't be getting this much publicity in...
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Kristaps Porzingis really wants to meet Turtle from ‘Entourage’

Kristaps Porzingis is quickly developing into an NBA star right before our eyes, arguably faster than the league’s most renowned pundits and experts predicted. And his rapid ascension to fame while playing in the biggest media market in the world with the New York Knicks has afforded him an even higher profile, something he hopes may help give him the chance to meet one of his...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar'e Stoudemire: Ex-Knicks coaches wasted me and Carmelo

When reflecting on his time in New York playing with Carmelo Anthony, current Miami Heat power forward Amar'e Stoudemire had some choice words about his tenure with the Knicks. Specifically, Stoudemire criticized his former coaches, and the way they utilized both he and Anthony on the court."I don’t think we had enough opportunities to play together," Stoudemire said in the Heat...
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Carmelo Anthony takes six steps before missing three-pointer

NBA superstars like Carmelo Anthony often get the benefit of the doubt, and travels often go uncalled no matter who the culprit should be. Monday night offered the perfect combination of bad refereeing. With time winding down on the third quarter against the Miami Heat, Carmelo dribbled the ball up the sideline and decided to hoist a pull-up three-point jumper. However, after picking...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Knicks G Calderon unhappy after fan disses him on fist bump

If you try to pull a fast one on Jose Calderon, he will confront you. Rocky Widner Getty ImagesThat wasn't very nice.As the Knicks were trotting back to the locker room after beating the Thunder in Oklahoma City Friday night, Jose Calderon fell victim to one fan's tomfoolery.As you'll see below, the guy stuck out his hand for a fist bump, but then pulled it back at the last second...
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Khloe Kardashian got staph infection while visiting Odom

Khloe Kardashian is reportedly battling a staph infection that she contracted while visiting with Lamar Odom in the hospital. According to TMZ, Kardashian cancelled a portion of her book tour this week because she has developed a high fever, swollen glands and intermittent chills. She is said to be battling an infection that stemmed from...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't call Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis the 'Zinger'

Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis is off to a sensational start to his career in his New York. And Although Knicks fans have embraced the 20-year-old Latvian, Porzingis does have one request of his fans.Don't call him the "Zinger.""I don’t like Zinger too much," Porzingis said, citing the first reference to it from his American coach in Spain, Scott Roth. "He started calling me...
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Odom is ‘confused,’ doesn’t know drugs caused brain injury

Lamar Odom is very fortunate to have survived the drug overdose that landed him in intensive care last month, but the former NBA star still has a long road to recovery. In a recent appearance on “Ellen,” Khloe Kardashian confirmed that Odom has suffered brain damage as a result of several strokes. While Odom has...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom Could Face Felony Drug Charges In Nevada For Cocaine Use

PAHRUMP, Nev. — Prosecutors are considering a felony drug charge against Lamar Odom after the former NBA star was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. Nye County District Attorney Angela Bello said Monday that the sheriff’s office submitted the potential charge last week, and a prosecutor is considering filing a count of unlawful use of cocaine or being under the influence...
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Swin Cash joins MSG Network as Knicks studio analyst, host

Swin Cash is already a part of the New York sports scene, having played the past two seasons for the WNBA’s Liberty. The former UConn All-American and national champion also has experience working on television for ESPN and as a correspondent on CBS Sports Network’s We Need to Talk. So adding a gig as studio analyst for MSG Network’s New York Knicks broadcasts seems like...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tired of waiting for David Blatt, LeBron starts practice himself

LeBron James grew so impatient with Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt holding court with the media that he led his teammates onto the actual court and started the practice himself. Blatt was fielding questions from reporters at Madison Square Garden prior to a morning shootaround ahead of Friday night’s game against the New York Knicks when James let the media know...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Wright, former Arizona basketball player, found dead in car

Michael Wright, a former forward for the University of Arizona, died Tuesday night at age 35. Wright was found dead in his SUV in Brooklyn under a pile of trash bags, officials told the New York Daily News. The former New York Knicks draft pick reportedly was discovered with a head wound. An autopsy was scheduled to determine how he died, but a police source told the New York Daily...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kristaps Porzingis throws down huge dunk

The New York Knicks had a game on Tuesday night, which means Kristaps Porzingis, at some point in the game, threw down a great dunk. Knicks fans have come to expect at least one exciting play from the fourth overall pick of this year’s draft every game, and he has not disappointed. Check out what he did to the Raptors in the second quarter of the game. When Carmelo Anthony’s...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley says the Knicks will make the playoffs

Never one to filter himself, former NBA star and current TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley has made yet another outrageous statement. Charles Barkley says the Knicks will make the playoffs. "I'm guaranteeing it!" he says. Here's why: — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 26, 2015 Despite coming off of a 2014-15 campaign in which the Knicks posted a...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brothel workers: 'Shy' Lamar Odom watched movies, napped

When you picture a three-day stay at a Nevada brothel, quiet nights watching movies and ordering out for KFC probably aren’t the first images that come to mind. That’s exactly the sort of activity Lamar Odom engaged in during his fateful visit to Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch, though, according to those who spent the weekend with the former NBA star. As a few brothel workers told...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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