New York Knicks
They say you don’t want MSG in your food. You certainly don’t want it in your hoops.
Written eulogies and memories of Mason have flooded the Internet the last couple of days, because he was a man that was far from the perfect player but was someone Knicks fans loved.
Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason opened Monday’s show remembering Mason, whose heart problems turned out to be too much to overcome. He died Saturday morning at 48.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Langston Galloway made a clinching 3-pointer and the New York Knicks ended a sad Saturday for the franchise with a 103-98 victory over Toronto, the Raptors’ season-high fifth straight loss.
With all Knicks games more or less meaningless at this point, all there is left to discuss is next season, and other amusing or infuriating side issues.
Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half.
Somewhere along the line, the Bulls without Rose will almost certainly get stopped. Their season will end in the first or second round of the playoffs, and at that point, the Bulls will part company with Thibodeau.
“I actually spoke to him (Monday),” Antoine Mason told AL.com. “He can’t talk yet, but he can hear things and respond by blinking and shaking his head and things like that.”
Sunday’s defeat to the Cavs was made even more embarrassing by a vicious alley-oop from Shumpert to Smith. Somebody get P-Jax an antacid — ASAP.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 18 points, J.R. Smith had 17 and hooked up with Iman Shumpert on a dazzling dunk in their return to the New York, and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Knicks 101-83 on Sunday.
Boomer and Craig talked about Jackson’s social media contribution and the overall pathetic state of the team that occupies the apparent ‘Mecca of Basketball’ that is MSG.
With Chris Bosh hospitalized in South Florida for tests and Goran Dragic not yet available, eight of nine Miami Heat players scored in double figures and they beat the New York Knicks 111-87 on Friday night.
What have the Knicks done over the last decade to earn your time, trust or cash? Is your income so disposable that you can drop a grand to watch the home team get vaporized by sub-.500 clubs?
The deal helps the Knicks continue shedding future salary, as Prigioni’s $1.7 million for next season is partially guaranteed. Shved’s contract expires after this season.
One would hope that the owner of a professional sports franchise would take the high road, or at least say nothing at all.