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Metta World Peace Scene from the movie “All Wifed Out”

Who threw a drink on Metta THIS time?! Check out the Knicks’ very own METTA WORLD PEACE alongside rapper Eve in this hilarious clip from the new movie “All Wifed Out”.

Special Thanks to the producers of the film for sending this clip exclusively to New York Knicks Memes so that we could be the first to share it with everybody!

The movie is Available On Demand and iTunes HERE

-Tommy

New York Knicks Memes Rap Contest Winner: “New York Concrete” by Exoticz ft. Spatt (Knicks Music Video by Contenda Productions)

Here is the Music Video for “New York Concrete”, the winner of the Knicks Memes “Knicks Rap Contest” (chosen by the fans).

Artist: Exoticz (Booking: MicKillersEntertainmentBooking@gmail.com )

Featuring: Spatt

Produced by Mic Killers Entertainment

Video by Contenda Productions

Brought to you by New York Knicks Memes

Knicks Media Day Quotes & Tweets

Knicks Media Day Quotes & Tweets

The best / most important quotes from members of the Knicks from today’s Media Day Session, along with analysis from reporters.

  1. The day started with an announcement that the Knicks had picked up Mike Woodson’s option for the 2014-2015 season.
  2. The Knicks announce they have picked up the option on Mike Woodson’s contract for the 2014-15 season.
  3. KOACH WUDSEN HAZ JOB SEKURITEEEEE
  4. Knicks pick up option on Mike Woodson. Don’t equate that with job security…just means Woodson gets a golden parachute if he’s fired.
  5. Woodson is 72-34 as Knicks coach.
  6. Knicks Media Day set to start with new president and GM Steve Mills speaking first.
  7. Steve Mills says his new job “came about suddenly.” When Dolan approached him, he thought he had the “skill set” to rebuild organization.
  8. Mills says he will be “leaning” on the personnel men such as Gabriel, Warkentien, Mark Hughes early on.
  9. Steve Mills: “Our goal is to a win a championship this year. We think we have a good chance to do that.”
  10. Mills on several occasions sys won’t address the unorthodox timing. Says that’s more a question for Dolan, who is not here.
  11. Mills on what James Dolan and he discussed: “Jim and I talked a lot about making this a place that people want to come play.”
  12. Steve Mills just confirmed that he is considering adding someone to work directly under him. Could be someone from within.
  13. Well, if you were hoping Steve Mills would clear up the Grunwald ouster, you’ll be left wanting. Maybe JR will clear it up.
  14. Mike Woodson begins to field questions
  15. Woodson said Knicks want Melo to stay, but they’re worried about this season, defending their Division title and competing for an NBA title.
  16. Mike Woodson said Amar’e Stoudemire had another “minor procedure” on his knee. He said he’s “rehabbing nicely.”
  17. Woodson on Glen: “I have nothing to do with that change. I wish him nothing but the best from the bottom of my heart.”
  18. The conversation turns to JR Smith’s suspension…
  19. Woodson says hopes to have J.R. back for the first game. Which means sixth game after five-game suspension.
  20. Woodson on J.R.’s suspension: “I don’t condone anything like that. J.R. knows he made a major mistake. Hopefully learning experience.”
  21. J.R. Smith: “I’m more disappointed because I let my teammates down more than anything. I let Mr. Dolan down.”
  22. Woodson on J.R.’s 5-game ban. “I’m sure he will apologize to this organization and his teammates b/c we’ve made a major commitment to him.”
  23. … and his knee
  24. J.R. Smith admits he waited until after he signed to have surgery because his first obligation was to take care of his family. More honesty

New York Knicks Memes Exclusive: Interview With Metta World Peace’s Brother, Daniel Artest

Tommy Rothman

Earlier this week, I reached out to Metta World Peace’s brother Daniel Artest, asking if I could ask him a few questions, and he kindly agreed. Daniel Artest is a former basketball player himself, having played some college and semi-pro ball until 2012. Born 3 years to the day after his  eccentric All-Star brother, Artest is certainly an outspoken character himself. But he is definitely down to earth. As Daniel puts it in his twitter bio, he is “just a man with an unlimited iPhone data plan and an opinion.” After doing this interview, I can conclude that the two apples fell approximately 3 inches from each other. Here is what Daniel Artest had to say in his interview with New York Knicks Memes.

Tommy, New York Knicks Memes: Hi, Mr. Artest. Thanks for agreeing to do this interview with New York Knicks Memes. Let’s start with the name. Your brother recently changed his name from “Ron Artest” to “Metta World Peace”. Was it just for fun? Does he expect his family members to refer to him as “Metta”?  Does he expect people who work for him to refer to him as “Mr. World Peace”?

Daniel Artest, Metta’s Brother: He doesn’t mind being called “Ron” in public. I call him “Ron”. People who work for him calls him “Metta”. I guess it depends on the person.

Tommy: Growing up with “Ron”, one of the most outgoing guys in the league, what was that like?

Artest: Growing up with Ron was just your average brother relationship but we rarely got into disagreements. I just followed him to his basketball games back then. He had a name hooping and I looked up to that. Even to this day I look up to my brother.

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Tommy: As we know, you played a bit of ball yourself. How close were your pickup games with Ron? Did you ever win?

Artest: Ron was physical but we both can say I was the more physical one. I won my fair share of games. I was really good at basketball before I got hurt. I can still play now. Just can’t jump as high.

Tommy: Was he as physical in the backyard as he is on the NBA court?

Artest: We are from Queensbridge. We had no backyard man. We hood!!!

Tommy: You guys were all born in New York, and Ron grew up a Knicks fan. Emotionally, what was the experience like for him and for the family when the Knicks passed on him in the 1999 NBA Draft, one pick before he was taken by Chicago?

Artest: I was 16 years old at the time. I wasn’t thinking about what team he got picked up by. We as a family was just happy he was in that fortunate position to live his dream.

Tommy: Things did work out in the end. Ron is a Knick now. Did you all see this coming once he was let go by the Lakers? What does it mean for Ron and the family for him to be playing his home games a subway ride away from where he grew up as a kid? Other than location, what were the other factors in his decision to join the Knicks?

Artest: I honestly thought the Clippers was the team he was going to end up with. Me personally as a Spurs fan… I tried and failed to get him to San Antonio. I guess the NYC factor was the main factor. And he wants to [beat] Miami to get that title.

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 Tommy: Going back to the earlier days of his career, Ron let his explosive nature get the best of him at times, most notably on November 19, 2004. How much of a setback was the brawl for Ron… how tough was it for him to overcome the consequences of his actions that night?

Artest: I figured you was going to ask about the brawl. I praised Ron for his actions. At the end of the day. NBA or not… You are human. If you threw something in my face… I’m sure I’d react the same way. People, especially media, makes it seem like just because you make millions you’re supposed to deal with actions of jerk fans like John Green. I bet if I threw juice in David Stern face… He would probably attack me too. I’d beat his ass though. [Laughs]

Tommy: It is clear that Ron has changed since he jumped into the stands. Aside from one incident a couple years ago, he has learned to harness his energy and toughness and use them to become a dominant defensive player in the NBA, while keeping his emotions under control. What did Ron have to do to turn things around?

Artest: I’m proud of his change, but I miss the edge he played with. Not saying he’s soft now… But players aren’t as scared as they used to be. I want that Ron back.

Tommy: Ron finally won an NBA championship in 2010 with the Lakers… he even hit the series-clinching shot. Obviously, winning a title is the main goal for any athlete. What did it mean for you when your brother became an NBA champion?

 Artest: It was cool. As a fan you are happy when your team win a championship but to experience it firsthand and being around Ron during the ups and downs… I was overcome with emotion. I’m glad he can say he’s a champion.

Tommy: What do you see Ron doing for the Knicks this season? Obviously, his prime years are a bit behind him, but he has shown that he can still be a very impactful player, especially on defense. What do you see his role being on the team? What do you see the Knicks as a whole doing this season?

Artest: Ron will do the little things that makes a big difference. He may not score 20-30 points no more but y’all Knicks fans will understand his left hand. I won’t explain it. You’ll have to see for yourself.

Tommy: What is the craziest Ron story you have that you think you are allowed to tell us?

Artest: I wasn’t cleared to tell that story. [Laughs]. But other than that. Ron really didn’t have crazy moments. That’s just media blowing things up.

Tommy: Thank you for your time, Mr. Artest.

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Knicks Top Plays Tournament: Final Round

The fans have voted and we are down to two plays. It is time for the final round. What was the best moment of this season?

Final Round:

#1E Knicks crush Heat on Opening Night after Sandy, Sheed hits first shot.

VERSUS

#1W Iman Shumpert’s insane putback slam against Indy in the playoffs

Which play was best? It’s up to you guys! VOTE!

-Tommy Rothman

Knicks 2012-2013 Top Moments Tournament- SEMIFINALS

Shumpert’s Slam, Smith’s Jam, and other moments are still in the mix. Two rounds down, two rounds to go. Four Knicks Highlights remain in our tournament. The semifinals are underway! Cast your votes for each of the 4 match ups! Voting ends on Sunday night.

ROUND 3

Division 1

Matchup 1

#1 Knicks crush Heat on opening day after Sandy, Sheed hits first 3.

VERSUS

 

#2 JR Smith’s ridiculous alley-oop from Pablo Prigioni

Analysis: A night-long beatdown full of emotion, great basketball, and Sheed squares off against a play that took 2 seconds to be completed, but still astounds the viewer six months later.

 

Division 2

Matchup 2

 

#1 Iman Shumpert’s putback slam

VERSUS

 

#3 JR Smith hits 2 buzzer beaters vs Charlotte, Phoenix.

 

Analysis: Shumpert’s dunk was a more spectacular play on a much bigger stage, but both of JR’s shots delivered wins (albeit against 2 miserable teams) and some awesome salsa dancing. Both moments were phenomenal… which was better?

 

The decision is yours to make. Which 2 moments will advance to the finals? Cast your votes!

-Tommy Rothman

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Knicks Memes Interview with “Friday Night Knicks Guy” Robert Randolph

By Tommy Rothman

 

 Robert Randolph is the leader of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and was named as one of the “Greatest 100 Guitarists of All-Time” by Rolling Stone. Randolph is also a celebrity amongst Knicks fans. Randolph is a die-hard Knicks fan himself and has risen to fame in the Knicks community as the “Friday Night Knicks Guy” over the last few years. Every Friday Night on which there is a Knicks game televised on MSG, Randolph performs a game-tailored version of his song “Get There” (video above). While the song and the video are a nice, catchy part of the broadcast, Randolph has come under fire in the past due to allegations of him being a “curse”. Entering last season, the Knicks had had a losing record on Fridays for several years in a row, and every year since Randolph had joined the broadcast. Randolph promised he would do something about the curse, and he delivered; the Knicks went 10-6 on Fridays this past season. Earlier this week, I contacted  Randolph asking him if he would be interested in doing an online interview, and he kindly accepted. Here is what he had to say on the team, his career, the curse, and more:

Tommy (New York Knicks Memes): How did you get started in music? What made you decide you wanted to be a musician?

Robert Randolph (Family Band, Friday Night Knicks): I grew up in New Jersey playing music in church and in public schools, that’s where I had a chance to see and get involved in music.

Tommy: Aside from your business relationship with the Knicks, what is your backstory as a Knicks fan?

Randolph: I was born a Knicks fan, my father talked about Clyde Frazier and Willis Reed growing up. But I became a die-hard Knicks fan when Patrick Ewing and Mark Jackson got drafted. Mark Jackson was my favorite player growing up.

Tommy: How did “Friday Night Knicks” get started? Did you contact the Knicks or did they reach out to you?

Randolph: I have many fans that work for MSG, they used to come to a lot of my early shows without me knowing. In 2003, I met an employee named Sammy Steinlight, who had an idea when the Knicks were doing very [badly] in 06, 07 to create some sense of hope for Knicks fans. But apparently everyone started calling me “The Jinx”. [Laugh]

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Tommy: What is it like to be a part of the broadcast for the team you rooted for as a child?

Randolph: I love every minute of being part of the Knicks’ MSG family. I still get goose bumps every time I walk in the Garden.

Tommy: What is the strangest thing that has happened to you since you became “The Friday Night Knicks Guy” (aside from me asking you for this interview, of course)?

Randolph: Strangest thing [that] happens is when people who never bought any of my records or haven’t been to any of my live shows know me for just ” Friday Night Knicks.” [Laugh]

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Tommy: Do you think the Knicks will be able to play with the toughness they relied on in the late 90’s now that Kenyon Martin, Metta World Peace, Tyson Chandler, JR Smith, and others are all on board?

Randolph: The 90’s Knicks were the toughest team ever. Mason, Starks, Derek Harper, Oakley… even Xman McDaniel was a badass!! But these Knicks are a much more exciting team to watch and everyone is seriously underestimating how good [Andrea Bargnani] is!

Tommy: Focusing back on your career as a successful musician, what advice do you have for the several fans of our page who are trying to break into the industry as singers and rappers?

Randolph: Fans should just follow their passion and be themselves. Too many singers and rappers try to be like some folks they see on TV, and never get a chance to grow into the talents God has given them!

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Tommy: How do you feel about the state of the Knicks right now, both short-term and long-term?

Randolph: The state of the Knicks right now is all positive. We’ve added all the necessary pieces. I’m concerned about Tyson Chandler’s offensive inability to score, and Amar’e’s knees are a big concern, but Grunwald has provided insurance for both these scenarios. The Knicks will once again win the Atlantic and [they will] proceed to the Eastern Conference Finals this upcoming season!

Tommy: Would you ever consider featuring Knicks guard & rapper Iman Shumpert on a song, now that our other rapper—Steve Novak— has been traded to the Raptors?

Randolph: I would definitely do a hot song with Iman Shumpert! He is talented and everyone is raving about his skills.

Tommy: And now, the question that Knicks fans have all been waiting for. Before this season, the Knicks had never had a winning record on Fridays since you started the job. Many fans started talking about “The Friday Night Knicks Curse”. However, the Knicks went 10-6 on Fridays this past season. How did you improve your game to make this happen? Is the weight of the Knicks community finally off your shoulders?

Randolph: The reason the Knicks were losing, not only on Friday nights but all the time, was because of the sorry coach we had in [Former Knicks’ and current Lakers’ Coach Mike] D’antoni, he has an ego problem. He damaged the careers of Marbury, Eddy Curry and others, tried to do the same thing to Nate Robinson, who we see rose above all of that. And Pau Gasol now that [D’antoni] is on the Lakers… D’antoni should no longer coach NBA basketball

—— End of Interview —–

Randolph seems to have doubts about the true nature of the curse now that it has seemingly been broken. He also seems optimistic about the team. You can follow Randolph here, and buy his latest album “Lickety Split“, which is in stores now.

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