Metta World Peace
Metta World Peace has an opinion on who might make a “great coach” for the Knicks. Nope, it’s not Phil Jackson. And he’s not talking about the Van Gundy brothers.
World Peace, 34, is a Queens native who played his college ball at St. John’s. The 15-year veteran forward, who signed a two-year deal, $3.2 million contract last offseason, played in just 29 games, averaging 4.8 points.
The Big 12 acted swiftly in banning the All-America guard, saying in a statement the penalty was handed down for “inappropriate conduct with a spectator.”
The NBA is about the players, and nobody understood that better than commissioner David Stern, who is retiring Saturday after exactly 30 years on the job.
After a Jerry Recco update, Carton decides to read some of Metta World Peace’s poetry over the air.
The Knicks confirmed on their official public relations Twitter account that Carmelo Anthony did not travel to Toronto for Saturday’s game against the Raptors.
Anthony is considered day-to-day. Woodson doesn’t expect Melo to make the trip to Toronto on Saturday.
Asik would be a strong fit in the ‘Bockers’ frontcourt, as power forwards Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin are out for an unknown period of time.
Here’s the issue: Lowry is a free agent after this season. If the Knicks want to re-sign him long-term it will probably cost them around eight million dollars a season, give or take. That type of contract will make it nearly impossible for the Knicks to bring in another max player in the 2015 offseason if Carmelo Anthony signs a max extension this summer.
Before Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, Metta World Peace and Kenyon Martin were involved in a heated verbal argument after a team workout.
J.R. Smith’s return from suspension couldn’t prevent the Knicks getting thumped by the Spurs 120-89.
According to Newsday, World Peace — who took this train frequently in his younger years — attempted to guess how many stops there were until the final one, 34th Street in Manhattan.
A source has told ESPN that owner James Dolan expects the 2013-14 New York Knicks to win the NBA title this season.
Schmeelk says this year’s Knicks squad is capable of winning 50 games.
Mike Woodson has plenty of options for his opening night lineup against the Bucks.