Basketball Is Dead. The Knicks And Sixers Murdered It.

All the precious, fragile, bitterly-won gains of humankind's wretched, fitful, brave, millennia-long upward struggle went up in white-hot magnesium flames last night in Philadelphia and burned away to powder. All for nothing. All fantasies, every damn one. The Knicks and Sixers have shown us ourselves, and we are… » 1/22/15 11:26am 1/22/15 11:26am

Knicks Heroically Win Fourth Quarter By 17, Only Lose By 28

Hey New York resident, how'd you spend the Saturday early afternoon? Maybe finishing up a long brunch? Enjoying a sunny (but chilly) stroll on the High Line? Catching up on the last season of Sherlock? Really, anything would've been great because Saturdays are great and full of promise. Unless you're the tall group… » 1/10/15 4:17pm 1/10/15 4:17pm

ESPN Wants Nothing To Do With The Knicks

When the NBA released the national TV schedule in August, the Knicks appeared across ESPN, ABC, and TNT a total of 16 times, tied for ninth most in the league. The NBA has long catered to fans of large market teams—the LOLakers got 20 national TV games even though everybody knew they would be awful and bad TV—but now… » 1/08/15 2:35pm 1/08/15 2:35pm

Times Sending Knicks Beat Reporter Anywhere But Madison Square Garden

Being a sports reporter isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Fans think reporters have the ultimate dream job—"you get to watch sports all day long, man!"—so they have to pretend like they love every single second of it or get called jaded or ungrateful. And to be sure, most sports reporters (I think) do love sports… » 1/06/15 11:37pm 1/06/15 11:37pm

J.R. Smith Ends Game With A Very J.R. Smith Shot

The Knicks lost 97-95 to the Orlando Magic last night, and this here was the final play of the game. I'm not going to assume that this isn't the play Derek Fisher drew up, but Carmelo Anthony's frantic calling for the ball would seem to indicate that J.R. pulling up from three was not exactly what the coach had in… » 11/13/14 12:40pm 11/13/14 12:40pm

Oh Nothing, Just Taylor Swift Hanging Out With Her Pals From The Knicks

Taylor Swift is the new Queen of New York, or something, so she went to Madison Square Garden to hang out with Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire. They probably talked about how great it is to be a New Yorker. In 20 years, graffiti murals of this image will grace brick walls throughout New York's five boroughs. » 10/27/14 1:39pm 10/27/14 1:39pm

Sarah Spain Calls Out Numbers Never Lie For Useless Knicks Talk

On today's episode of Numbers Never Lie, espnW's Sarah Spain filled in for Jemele Hill to debate with Michael Smith and Jorge Sedano. One topic involved the Knicks, who aren't in the ongoing NBA playoffs. In so many words, Spain justifiably wondered why the fuck they were talking about the Knicks. » 4/25/14 3:33pm 4/25/14 3:33pm