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Commentary, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, New York Knicks -

Will the early struggles of LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, now 2-3, influence the offseason’s biggest decision? The NBA season just started, yet much of the league has kept one eye focused on next summer’s biggest free-agent mystery: Will Kevin Durant stay with the Warriors or bolt to the New York Knicks? Much […]

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Anya Covington, Billy Garrett Jr., John Brown, NBA, New York Knicks, Spencer Ware -

CHICAGO — Eighteen minutes in with no break, Billy Garrett Jr. finally looks gassed, wiping sweat from his brow while visible sweat stains mark the back of his shirt. Fatigue hits, but not hard like a Mike Tyson punch — more like a Floyd Mayweather Jr. jab. The NBA hopeful starts to cut corners during […]

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Morgan State Bears, NBA, New York Knicks, Phil Carr -

These days the New York Knicks are doing things differently in the front office, and it’s showing in how they are building the team. They signed former Morgan State star Phillip Carr to a deal, showing once again they can recognize NBA talent from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The Brooklyn, New York, native […]

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Derric Franklin, Esports, Gaming, Knicks Gaming, Miami Heat, Miami Heat Check, NBA2K, New York Knicks, Video Games -

On April 4, the day of the draft for the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League, Derric “Famous Enough” Franklin got the exact squad he wanted. The team operations coordinator (aka general manager/coach) for Miami’s Heat Check Gaming drafted Juan “Hotshot” Rodriguez at center, Stanley “MaJes7ic” LeBron at point guard, Basil “24k Dropoff” Rose […]

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2018 NBA Summer League, Morehouse College, New York Knicks, Tyrius Walker -

Update: Tyrius Walker has been added as the 20th player to the New York Knicks roster, Walker went undrafted in June. He signed an Exhibit 10 deal, today. Toward the end of the NBA summer league, teams like to sit their lottery picks, giving the other guys a chance to shine. Thank God for Tyrius […]

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charles oakley, New York Knicks, News, Sports -

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of […]

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Morehouse College, NBA, New York Knicks, Tyrius Walker -

Editor’s note: This story has been updated Tyrius Walker wanted to quit basketball. Now he’s one step closer to his NBA dream. He signed an Exhibit 10 deal on Wednesday, which could be converted to a two-way contract for the regular season or earn a $50,000 bonus if he’s ultimately waived and joins the team’s […]

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2018 NBA Draft, 2018 NBA Finals, Jason Collins, Jerron Collins, NBA, NBA Cares, New York City Pride Parade, New York Knicks, The Next Chapter -

Former NBA player Jason Collins, the first openly gay active NBA player, was part of Sunday’s New York City Pride celebration. For him, the NBA’s participation sent a message of inclusion and support of the LGBT community. “I’m very proud of the work the NBA has done over the past several years,” he said. “Being […]

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2018 NBA Draft, Fans, Kevin Knox, Michael Porter Jr., NBA, NBA Draft, New York Knicks -

BROOKLYN, New York — “It’s like being allergic to pine nuts but still eating the pesto sauce from [sleek Italian restaurant] Il Mulino,” says Harlem native Nick Mitchell, 31. “You’re just hoping it gets better before it gets worse.” He’s talking about what it feels like to be a lifelong New York Knicks fan. The […]

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Allan Houston, Craig Robinson, Gerald Madkins, NBA, New York Knicks, Scott Perry, Steve Mills -

BEVERLY HILLS, California — Steve Mills and Scott Perry sat in an empty Georgie Restaurant finishing a late lunch the Friday of NBA All-Star Weekend while talking about their common backgrounds and a patient plan to turn around the long-suffering New York Knicks. The former bankers have nearly 50 years of experience combined in professional […]

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Craig Robinson, NBA, New York Knicks, Scott Perry, Steve Mills -

You may know the name Craig Robinson because of his sister, former first lady Michelle Obama, and brother-in-law, former President Barack Obama. The New York Knicks, however, hope Robinson will be better known for his role in developing their players. The Knicks announced the hiring of Robinson on Aug. 8, 2017, to serve as their […]

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David Fizdale, Locker Room Talk, NBA, New York Knicks, Scott Perry -

NBA postseason ratings are once again robust. Philadelphia fans are hopeful. Boston’s are ecstatic. The Houston faithful are cautiously optimistic, and Golden State fans remain in championship mode. Still, NBA basketball is better when the New York Knicks are playing in mid-May. That has not happened in several seasons. But the fortunes of a franchise […]

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David Fizdale, NBA, New York Knicks -

New York Knicks soon-to-be head coach David Fizdale rolled the dice and won. Fizdale was one of the most coveted free-agent head coaches on the market. The Phoenix Suns recently offered the ex-Memphis Grizzlies head coach a four-year deal paying around $20 million, according to sources. But Fizdale down turned the Suns down, hoping for […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Bernard King, Darrell Walker, Detroit Pistons, Isiah Thomas, NBA, New York Knicks -

With 1 minute, 56 seconds remaining, an eight-point deficit and the weight of winning a playoff series for the first time in eight years on his shoulders, the Detroit Pistons’ Isiah Thomas began a staggering offensive attack against the New York Knicks. The record crowd of 21,208 at Joe Louis Arena watched as the 6-foot-1 […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, New York Knicks -

Milwaukee Bucks “point forward” Giannis Antetokounmpo is the wild card among the favorites to win the NBA’s MVP award (James Harden, LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the other favorites). Antetokounmpo, a native of Greece who turned 23 in December, is a mixture of the size, speed, lankiness, raw power and finesse that’s only seen […]

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Daily Uplift, Dascha Polanco, Get Lifted, Netflix, New York Knicks, Orange Is the New Black -

The 35-year-old Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) star Dascha Polanco grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and was an athlete in high school. But she hit the basketball court last week in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game playing alongside teammates Jamie Foxx, Common, Quavo of Migos and WNBA player Stefanie Dolson. “I love that […]

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NBA, New York Knicks, Walt Frazier -

OAKLAND, California — Walt Frazier is a two-time NBA champion with the New York Knicks, a seven-time NBA All-Star, a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and his retired No. 10 Knicks jersey is hanging in the rafters in Madison Square Garden. But the 13-year NBA veteran is known more today for […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, New York Knicks -

Milwaukee Bucks “point forward” Giannis Antetokounmpo is the wild card among the four favorites to win the NBA’s MVP award (James Harden, LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the other favorites). Antetokounmpo, a native of Greece who turned 23 in December, is a mixture of the size, speed, lankiness, raw power and finesse that’s only […]

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Courtney Lee, Craig Robinson, Get Lifted, Jarrett Jack, Lance Thomas, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK50, National Civil Rights Museum, NBA, New York Knicks, Scott Perry, Steve Mills -

Martin Luther King Jr. was staying in Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on that dismal day of April 4, 1968. He was assassinated on the balcony outside of his room at the place now known as the National Civil Rights Museum. The day King was killed, the New York Knicks’ front-office […]

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Commentary, NBA, New York Knicks -

During a brief trip to New York a few weeks ago, my friend Raoul invited me to a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. As the drinks flowed, the fans cheered passionately and the Knicks overcame a slow start on their way to an eventual win, I asked Raoul — a fellow longtime […]

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Basketball, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, NBA, New York Knicks -

The “Masked Man” is back, but is he better? After missing one game with a facial fracture that he suffered in the first quarter of the Boston Celtics’ 90-87 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Nov. 11, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving returned to the hardwood on Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets with shiny […]

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Georgetown Hoyas, Jeff Van Gundy, John Thompson, Mike Jarvis, NCB, New York Knicks, Pat Riley, Patrick Ewing -

Patrick Ewing coached his first game for Georgetown on Sunday at Capital One Arena, a 73-57 win over Jacksonville watched by more star power (including Michael Jordan) in the stands of a Hoyas home game since President Barack Obama took in Duke-Georgetown in 2010. It came 36 years after a 7-foot prodigy first suited up […]

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Dallas Mavericks, ESPN, Harrison Barnes, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Kristaps Porzingis, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Live 18, New York Knicks -

We kick off Week 2 of Sim Life with a salute to the good folks at EA Sports, as NBA Live 18 correctly picked last week’s games 2-0. Let’s see how the game fares this week. First up on the Wednesday doubleheader, we have the Houston Rockets paying a visit to Madison Square Garden at […]

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Africa, All Day, Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Browns, Daily Dose, Family, Heart of Darkness, Los Angeles Riots, Mayweather-McGregor, New York Knicks, Protest, Rodney King -

What’s up, gang, hope your week’s gone well. I’ll be hosting #TheRightTime with Bomani Jones on Friday afternoon from 4-7 p.m. EST on ESPN Radio. There will be quite a lot to discuss heading into this weekend. Thank you April Ryan for asking this racist, "do you want to be Black?" Sometimes you do have […]

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Baltimore, Carmelo Anthony, Get Lifted, NBA, New York Knicks, Robert C. Marshall Recreation Center -

NBA All-Star and, for now, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony made his way back to Baltimore on Wednesday. He didn’t care to speak much about the drama-filled NBA season or the trade rumors. But he was happy to be home in the city that raised him and at the very place that made him, […]

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Charles Oakley, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland, Hooptee Celebrity Golf Classic, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, NBA, New York Knicks -

To many people, Charles Oakley is living the American dream, the good life, and, in some parallel universe, it might be the perfect life. A native of hardscrabble Cleveland, Oakley rose from All-American status at Virginia Union University, a historically black NCAA Division II university in Richmond, to become one of the most ferocious rebounders […]

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Carmelo Anthony, NBA, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Scott Perry -

Scott Perry, the new general manager of the New York Knicks, went from being unemployed to living out his dream in what felt like a New York minute. Three months ago, the Orlando Magic relieved the then-executive vice president of his duties. Shortly afterward, the Sacramento Kings hired Perry as their executive vice president of […]

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All Day, Brian Custer, Carmelo Anthony, Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather, Kirk Cousins, Kristaps Porzingis, Lonzo Ball, New York Knicks, Richard Sherman, The Morning Roast, Wimbledon, X Games -

Mina Kimes was back from assignment, Clinton Yates was back from the Midwest and Domonique Foxworth decided to go to McDonald’s for breakfast instead of the usual bagels and coffee. It was a great show. Hour 1 Mina managed to make it to the ESPY Awards, which apparently has a standby list that I didn’t […]

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Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Cleveland Cavaliers, Gordon Hayward, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Paul George, Utah Jazz -

Paul George is going where? Hours before the arrival of NBA free agency, NBA fans had to question what they heard when word got out June 30 that the Indiana Pacers had traded George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards […]

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Chris Paul, Commentary, Doc Rivers, NBA, New York Knicks, Phil Jackson -

Phil Jackson didn’t just lose a power struggle at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday; he lost the culture war won by the modern NBA player. It’s fitting the news of Jackson’s firing in New York was trumped before noon Wednesday by the blockbuster trade between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers — a trade […]

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Chris Paul, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Los Angeles Clippers, Migos, New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Chris Paul, the “Point God,” and James Harden, “The Beard,” will now be sharing the same backcourt next season. On Wednesday afternoon, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets for guard Pat Beverley, forward Sam Dekker, guard Lou Williams, center Montrezl Harrell, forward Kyle Wiltjer and the Rockets’ […]

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Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis, Locker Room Talk, NBA, New York Knicks, Phil Jackson -

Leave it to the NBA’s most irrelevant big-market team to steal headlines at the NBA’s offseason moment of truth. Less than 72 hours before free agency begins, the New York Knicks finally cut the cord with team president Phil Jackson after three seasons. The Knicks are not relevant — even in their own division. Yet, […]

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2017 NBA Draft, Carmelo Anthony, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks, Phil Jackson -

This must be what it was like to see Willie Mays fall down in the New York Mets outfield at 42 years old. This must be what it was like to see Frank Sinatra slurring his words and forgetting his lyrics on stage at the end. New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is losing it. […]

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