March 22, 2000 |
John Starks wanted to leave the Chicago Bulls so badly he offered to give up his salary for a chance to join a team headed to the playoffs. It didn't quite work out that way. Even though arbitrator Roger Kaplan ruled Tuesday that Starks could forfeit his salary if he wanted to, the Bulls, after waiving him, said they would pay off his contract, about $700,000. Kaplan also ruled that if Starks signs with another team, he can't be on the playoff roster.
February 22, 2000 |
Jay Mariotti in the Chicago Sun-Times: "Imagine playing in the same town where you tripped Scottie Pippen, karate-kicked B.J. Armstrong, tried to low-bridge Michael Jordan and helped ignite a wild brawl in which a 5-4 female fan cussed you out. "Imagine being John Starks, maybe the biggest sports rat there ever was in Chicago, wearing the [Bull] uniform you literally spat on. And now being booed every time you touched the ball in the United Center. "Every single time.
June 24, 1998
Seven active NBA players who were not drafted: 1. John Starks: (Knicks) 2. Chris Childs: (Knicks) 3. David Wesley: (Hornets) 4. Reggie Slater: (Raptors) 5. Charles Outlaw: (Magic) 6. Eldridge Recasner: (Hawks) 7. David Benoit: (Magic) Source: World Features Syndicate
April 6, 1997 |
John Starks followed up one of his worst games of the season with one of his best Saturday night, giving the New York Knicks an important victory in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Starks, a streak shooter, made seven three-point baskets and scored 26 points to lead the Knicks to a 102-97 victory over the Hawks at Atlanta. On Friday, Starks made only four of 16 attempts as New York suffered a home loss to an injury-depleted Orlando team.
January 19, 1997 |
Imagine that, Dennis Rodman acts up. Yeah, and the sun rises each morning. Let's cut to the chase. This is not a "fairness" issue. It isn't about the league's sanctions or Rodman's due process. Despite the million-dollar implications and impending involvement of 10,000 or so lawyers, it would be a travesty to burden our legal system with it. It's about one sick pup who's demonstrably out of control, the NBA's, the Bulls', Dwight Manley's, Madonna's, whoever's.
May 22, 1995 |
New York Knick guard John Starks is known for his erratic jump shot, and his ability to predict is not much better. Starks assumed the role of prophet when he told the New York media the Knicks would rally from a 3-1 deficit and win their best-of-seven series against the Indiana Pacers. "I'm only saying one thing," Starks said in the Knick locker room after their blowout Game 4 defeat by the Pacers in Indianapolis. "We're going to win this series.