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GAME RECAP: Knicks 98, Hawks 107

This team is a complete joke. A team that takes a superstar in his prime, surrounds him with the worst fitting supporting cast possible, and proceeds to miss the playoffs in the worst eastern conference in NBA history, is a joke. A coach who preaches accountability, but then plays favorites that are not dependent upon… More

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Carmelo Anthony and the Blame Game

Why are the Knicks struggling this season? There are lots of plausible explanations, including: The team’s curious decision to retool and play a bigger lineup despite extensive evidence that they’re much better off playing small Dismal point guard play, partly due to injury and partly due to Raymond Felton’s general ineffectiveness Iman Shumpert’s inconsistency JR… More

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Inside Jordan Brand’s Terminal 23

Traffic is thick during the six o’clock hour in Mid-Town Manhattan. People are bustling their way towards the PATH Train. I only have an address and a faint description of where I’m headed. Terminal 23 at Café Rogue, next to Hotel Pennsylvania. The Hotel Pennsylvania was an added variable to the directions that confused me,… More

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Recap: New York Knicks 102, Miami Heat 92

That, my friends, is the feeling of wind in the sail, the sunshine breaking through. The New York Knicks have turned some kind of corner in 2014, both mentally and physically. At 13-22, the Knicks are a long way from celebrating anything, but after two months of rotten, disinterested basketball, it’s time to acknowledge a… More

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Trade Anthony? That’s up to Melo.

The idea that the Knicks “should explore” trades involving Carmelo Anthony is, of course, nonsense. There’s only one person who can decide whether or not ‘Melo will be dealt. That person is Carmelo Anthony. The situation is eerily similar to the last round of “Melo-drama,” when Anthony forced the trade that brought him to New… More

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GAME RECAP: Knicks 83, Bulls 78

The Knicks were so brutal tonight that they almost broke my will to write prose. Here, instead, are some attempts at Shakespearian Knickspearian Sonnets (Iambic Pentameter be damned!), haiku’s, and limericks (with some sparse prose) that describe just how brutal the Knicks are: The Knicks cannot defend a pick and roll Mike Woodson is still utterly… More

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How Did the Knicks Get Here?

On April 2, 2008, after seven terrible years in the wilderness, the New York Knicks, in most unKnicksian fashion, went full-stop on their parabolically accelerating shit show and shocked the world by implementing a complete gut rebuild. In the interest of transparency and, more importantly, to help manage expectations, Donnie Walsh steeled Gotham’s faithful fans, promising just… More