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Jahlil Okafor is, potentially, the best post player to come out of college since Tim Duncan.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Andrea Bargnani added 16 and the Knicks snapped their five-game losing streak with just their fifth road victory of the season, 101-94 over the Lakers on Thursday night.
Joe Johnson scored 23 points and Brook Lopez added 22 off the bench, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 114-105 victory over the skidding Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
With Kobe Bryant out for the season and both teams among the worst in the NBA, it was anything but a Super Sunday in New York.
You know you’ve hit rock-bottom when you’re getting passed over for bowling — celebrity bowling.
Every player except backup center Robert Sacre wore the shirts in pregame warmups, and most players kept them on while sitting on the bench during the game.
We love our sports teams, which means we hate the ones that try getting in the way. What can we say? We’re passionate about these things.
Knicks President Phil Jackson was expecting a decision from Carmelo Anthony on Thursday. It never came.
Anthony was supposed to take the weekend to make his decision. What’s with the delay? Well, according to the Post, he could be waiting to see how the other dominoes fall in free agency.
What’s it going to be, Melo? It seems the Knicks, Lakers and Bulls are the front-runners for his services, but it’s all speculation until the superstar forward announces his decision.
Carmelo Anthony is expected to announce his intentions soon. But where he’ll end up is still anyone’s guess at this point.
Derek Fisher is his own man, but without any head coaching experience the Knicks figure he’s going to need a hand from time to time. Who better than Kurt Rambis, a guy even more used to winning than Fisher is?
LeBron James singularly orchestrated the Big Three union. And now that he has opted out of his Miami Heat contract, he’s once again the Alpha Male of pro sports. Teams are scrambling to find the proper finances and expiring contracts, flipping over cushions for salary cap coin.
Meanwhile, it appears teams are salivating at the prospect of teaming up Anthony and his four-time MVP friend, free-agent-to-be LeBron James.
He’s probably Plan E or F, but Rick Fox says he is indeed on Phil Jackson’s radar.