November 24, 2009
Lakers tonight VS. NEW YORK When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West, Prime; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 10-3, Knicks 3-10. Record vs. Knicks (2008-09): 2-0. Update: Kobe Bryant scored 61 points and broke a 25-year-old record when the Lakers played the Knicks last February in New York. Bryant set the record for most points in a game at Madison Square Garden, which was held by former Knicks forward Bernard King.
March 19, 2011
BOSTON AT NEW YORK: Monday at 4:30 p.m. PDT. TV: NBA TV Here's a fun game, since lots of people like to root against the Celtics and Knicks (and the Miami Heat and Lakers) since both are struggling and someone has to lose. Both teams were success stories at the All-Star break before making dramatic/dizzy trades. The Knicks moved everyone on the roster over 6-8½ in bare feet to get Carmelo Anthony. The Celtics traded Kendrick Perkins, the heart of their defense, for Jeff Green, who backs up Paul Pierce, and Nenad Krstic, a misplaced power forward starting at center until Shaquille O'Neal gets back.
March 26, 2011 |
But check with me tomorrow New York's Amare Stoudemire , on the Knicks' struggles: "We're staying together, we're still focused. We're not quite panicking. " You talking to me? New York Coach Mike D'Antoni , who privately opposed the Carmelo Anthony trade, on the Knicks' and Nuggets' differing directions: "We were going well on a team that was playing a certain way and in the playoffs, and they [the Nuggets] were kind of up and down because of the situation that was there.
November 20, 2010
New team leader New York's Amare Stoudemire , telling teammates how they did it in Phoenix: "We don't have that sense of urgency. It's almost as if it doesn't matter. That's something I'm not used to. I try to instill the fact that we have to play with sense of urgency. " Knick tradition Pete Vecsey of the New York Post, on canceling a game against Orlando after debris containing asbestos fell in Madison Square Garden: "... After the success of Asbestos Night vs. the Magic, the Knicks have designated Dec. 15 vs. Boston as Mold Night and Dec. 17 [vs. Miami]
March 13, 2014 |
The most painful loss in a throbbing Lakers season came hours after Kobe Bryant was officially declared done until October because of a perpetually achy knee. Phil Jackson is departing Los Angeles for New York, leaving behind a Staples Center-sized sore that could fester for years. The legendary coach had officially agreed to become the Knicks' president of basketball operations late Wednesday night, according to multiple reports, erasing any hopes of his helping to save the Lakers' front office from its bungling ways.
May 13, 1996 |
He plays basketball, too? With Michael Jordan dragging and Scottie Pippen, uh, off his game, Coach Phil Jackson searched through his Unmentionabulls for offensive help, only to see the unlikeliest of them all step up. Live from New York, it was Dennis Rodman! For once, notoriety had nothing to do with books, cross-dressing or Madonna.