It's So Fun To Watch Kyrie Irving Make People Look Dumb

Last night's nationally televised game between the Cavalier and the Knicks was pretty stinky. 'Melo couldn't get a bucket, LeBron was still in "Hey, uh, what the hell is going on with LeBron?" mode, and the whole game had the feel of two middling Eastern conference teams blindly flailing at each other. But then there… » 12/05/14 10:09am 12/05/14 10:09am

Nets Superfan Ejected, Carried Out Of MSG Without His Prosthetic Leg

In what will go down as the most exciting moment of either team's season, a well-known Nets fan was physically ejected from last night's game against the Knicks. His prosthetic leg—which security guards said he had used to hit another fan, something disputed by multiple eyewitnesses—was left behind. » 12/03/14 8:48am 12/03/14 8:48am

Iman Shumpert Throws Down Nasty Reverse Dunk In The Greek Freak's Face

The Knicks lost 117-113 to the Bucks last night, and at one point trailed Milwaukee by 26 points. They made a little run in the fourth quarter, though, and when Iman Shumpert rinsed Giannis Antetokounmpo with this reverse jam, cutting the lead to four, it felt like the Knicks were about to win the damn thing. » 11/19/14 10:42am 11/19/14 10:42am

Where Every NBA Team Takes (And Gives Up) Shots

Here's a chart by our friend Ed Kupfer, who does analytics for the Houston Rockets, showing the distribution by percent of every NBA team's offensive and defensive field goals. If you take a second blink through the information overload, it's a shorthand Rosetta Stone for what's going on in the NBA. » 11/18/14 11:29am 11/18/14 11:29am

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

Phil Jackson Gets Mad At Perfectly Legitimate Criticism

The New York Knicks aren't a very good basketball team, and at times this season they have clearly struggled to implement coach Derek Fisher's version of the triangle offense. When asked by reporters about the Knicks, this led NBA commissioner Adam Silver to direct some light teasing their way. Via the New York Daily… » 11/10/14 9:34pm 11/10/14 9:34pm

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

Video Finally Surfaces Of Willis Reed Fighting The Entire Lakers Team

Everybody knows about Knicks center Willis Reed's legendary walk onto the court for warmups before Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, a game he wasn't supposed to play. Reed only made two shots in 27 minutes, but as Bob Ryan said in the linked SportsCentury documentary: "The spiritualism of the moment was clear. The… » 10/21/14 11:09pm 10/21/14 11:09pm

Phil Jackson Says Melo Will Move The Ball. So Did These Guys.

"The ball can't stop," is definitionally just some flatulence squeezing out of a hundred basketball coaches at any given moment. But this week, it happens that Phil Jackson, the new Knicks boss messiah, said this while referring to Carmelo, the basketball player whom Jackson signed this offseason. Probably this means… » 9/24/14 7:10pm 9/24/14 7:10pm