Mason, 48, suffered a heart attack in early February.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One would hope that the owner of a professional sports franchise would take the high road, or at least say nothing at all.
The partnership that had so much promise but such limited success lasted just four years before the high-scoring forwards went in separate directions: Amar’e to Dallas, Anthony to the operating table.
Fox may or may have not lost some street cred after belting out “Forever In Blue Jeans” with the Dynamic Radio Duo providing backup vocals.
Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.
Parsing the words of Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher over past week, it’s abundantly clear that they are being pulled in two different directions as they embark upon the Knicks’ rebuilding process over the next couple of years.
New York was outclassed by Boston, 108-97, and it appears that Dolan got tired of watching his team lose … again.
“Like nothing I’ve seen before,” Jackson said of the Knicks’ first 41 games, according to The New York Times’ Harvey Araton. “So far, my experiment has fallen flat on its face.”
“No question about it,” a person close to the 2014 NBA MVP told Isola. “Kevin loves Carmelo (Anthony). It could work in New York. But never rule out the Thunder.”
Knicks president and general manager Phil Jackson told the Chicago Tribune in 1986 that the championship squads of 1970 and 1973 deflated basketballs to gain an advantage.
When you consider the team and the town, the game and the gravitas of New York, this is indeed the worst team in NBA history.