The Knicks lead the league in having their broadcast microphones pick up cursing players. Carmelo had some choice words for former Knick David Lee after this block:
Derrick Williams also had a monster rejection:
And Cleanthony Early Joined in on the fun:
Defense is fun
Footage via @NYKnicks
This isn’t The Onion. This actually happened.
NBA forward and notorious headcase Matt Barnes drove 95 miles from Grizzlies training camp to “beat the s**t” out of Knicks Coach Derek Fisher after discovering that Fisher is dating Barnes’ estranged wife, according to multiple reports. Fisher emerged from the fight with “a few scratches.”
Barnes’ wife, Gloria Govan, starred on the show Basketball Wives.
The NBA plans to probe the incident between Barnes and Fisher, who divorced his own wife after 10 years of marriage last spring.
Barnes was Fisher’s teammate for 3 years with the Lakers.
See reports from the NY Post and Yahoo for further details
Linsanity might be over, but Jeremy Lin is still really good at Youtube.
Lin and several friends and former teammates, including former Knicks Tyson Chandler and Landry Fields, teamed up for a hilarious Youtube video in which Lin attempts to fit in with the NBA culture. Watch the video below:
Former Knick and former “Ron Artest” Metta World Peace has returned to the NBA, signing a 1-year deal with the LA Lakers. World Peace played in China after negotiating a buyout with the Knicks during the 2013-14 campaign. World Peace was once known for his tendency to make rash, violent decisions, but has cleaned up his act over the years. Check out The interview I did with Metta in February.
The Knicks have added depth at the point guard position, reportedly agreeing to a deal with Travis Trice, who played in the Summer League for the Miami Heat after going undrafted in June.
Trice had a terrific senior year for MSU in 2014-15, leading the Spartans with 15 points and 5 assists per game. Trice was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Eastern Region of the NCAA tournament after his strong performance helped MSU emerge from the region to earn a Final Four berth.
Trice, 22, is undersized at 6 feet flat, and does not have tremendous athleticism. He draws on his strong shooting and passing ability to create scoring opportunities on the offensive end of the floor. His strong work ethic and agility helped him survive on defense at the collegiate level, but it is questionable whether he can guard NBA point guards.
Trice’s contract is only partially guaranteed and only constitutes a one-year commitment, so this is a low-risk move for the Knicks. The team now has four 2015 college graduates and NCAA standouts in Jerian Grant (Notre Dame, 19th overall pick), Wesley Saunders (Harvard, undrafted), Darion Atkins (Virginia, undrafted) and Trice, which is consistent with Phil Jackson’s emphasis on Basketball IQ. In addition to the four rookies with four years of experience each, the Knicks have a pair of mystery men in Kristaps Porzingis (#4 overall pick) and Thanasis Antetokounmpo to fill out their rookie class.
JR Smith’s days of being distracted by Instagram Supermodels appear to be over.
Smith, who has been fined for posting naked photos of models, been caught (by me) following models during games, allegedly been thrown off his game in the playoffs while lusting after pop star Rihanna, and has gotten into enough trouble off the court that he is having trouble latching on with a team this summer, is apparently looking to settle down. Smith, despite being in the midst of a two-year relationship with another woman, proposed to the mother of his daughter Demi, with the help of Demi.
Here is a video of the proposal, posted, fittingly, on JR Smith’s Instagram.
Is JR a new man? Probably not, but if he signs with a team and makes it through the first month without taking more than two contested fadeaway jumpers per game, we may have to reconsider.