Jimmer Fredette Has A Choice to Make

It was the perfect ending to an imperfect professional career. After all the ups and downs, the back and forths, the starts and stops, after all the shade about his defense and his quickness, Jimmer Fredette was here, in Madison Square Garden, in a Knicks uniform. The kid from upstate finally bequeathed redemption and a…

LeBron Goes Low and Keeps On Going

LeBron James has never been a candid post-game reflector. Notoriously passive-aggressive, James communicates by inference and nuance and subtlety. He has never been a flame thrower. He has always been careful about his reputation, about being a good person, about kids wanting to follow him and be like him, about his place in history. LeBron…

Bold Second Half Predictions

The Houston Rockets will be the second seed in the West and James Harden will win the MVP by less than a 10 vote margin. Mike D’Antoni will win Coach of the Year and redeem his legacy after disastrous turns in New York and Los Angeles. The Spurs will knock off the Rockets in the…

Rock Bottom in New York

The Derrick Rose AWOL wasn’t the worst thing to happen to the Knicks this week. Rose made a lot of tabloid headlines after missing a game and worrying everyone. Then, the continually enigmatic Rose capped off a crazy 24 hours of self imposed misery with the I might quit basketball sympathy routine. He quickly pivoted to…

Don’t Hate- Giannis Is the Truth

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki would have been proud. Last night at MSG, in the closing seconds of a game in which the Bucks trailed by one, Giannis Antetokounmpo, took the best part of all three Hall of Famers game and in one possession stunned the Knicks at MSG. Antetokounmpo had the ball…

The Angriest Man In America

The George Karl book tour continued its dive into rough waters without a paddle. To Karl’s surprise, the outrage grew exponentially angrier. Even though Karl during his NBA career was often exasperating to get along with, his blatant shock at the public reaction to the book Furious George was revealing. Lacking perception outside of himself,…

Huge Cracks in the Carmelo-Phil Alliance

Carmelo Anthony desperately wants to win a title for the New York Knicks. It’s been 40 years of New York agony. Phil Jackson wants to win a title for the New York Knicks but I am not sure how desperate he feels. He already won a title for New York. He followed that up by…