New York Knicks

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Partying Knicks Player Lost $750K

Derrick Williams brought 2 woman back to his place; suitcase of jewelry went MIA

(Newser) - "I don't want to talk about it," is the reaction one might expect of someone who's unexpectedly found himself with $750,000 less on his hands, and this is indeed the sentiment of New York Knicks forward Derrick Williams. Williams was out celebrating a team victory... More »

Ex-NBA Star Anthony Mason Dead at 48

He was a big part of Knicks teams in the 1990s

(Newser) - Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA in the 1990s and beloved in New York, has died at age 48. The Knicks confirmed Mason's death, which was first reported by the New York Daily News . He had been battling heart problems. "... More »

Knicks Fan Paying $25K to Watch Worst Year Ever

Team is horrible, but unemployed lawyer has committed to go to every game

(Newser) - The New York Knicks are historically bad this year: 5-35 and currently on a 15-game losing streak. So bad that the New York Times decided it would be "merciful" to give its beat reporter time away from the team. And now comes the New York Post with the story... More »

NBA's First-Ever Scorer Dies

Ossie Schechtman was 94

(Newser) - A piece of NBA history has died with Ossie Schectman, the man who scored the first basket in the league's first game. Schectman, a New York Knick, scored against the Toronto Huskies on November 1, 1946, at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens. "I scored on a two-handed underhand... More »

Carmelo Anthony Suspended After Celtics Tiff

Confronted Kevin Garnett multiple times

(Newser) - Carmelo Anthony has been suspended for a game after a series of verbal face-offs with Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics. The New York Knicks forward will sit out tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers, ESPN reports. "There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a... More »

Linsanity Off to Houston

Knicks fail to match Rockets' offer for global sensation Jeremy Lin

(Newser) - It's official: Jeremy Lin is heading to Houston, leaving heartbroken Knicks fans behind. The Knicks, just before the deadline, decided not to match the Rockets' three-year, $25 million offer to the restricted free agent, reports the Huffington Post . If the Knicks had opted to match the Rockets' deal, which... More »

Knicks' Jason Kidd in Bad Shape Before DWI Arrest

Had to be carried out of nightclub

(Newser) - Before Jason Kidd crashed into a pole and was busted on drunk driving charges in the Hamptons yesterday, he was in pretty bad shape after partying at a club, TMZ reports. Kidd looked "incredibly drunk," witnesses say, and ultimately had to be carried out—after first breaking a... More »

Linsanity to Head to Houston?

Knicks unlikely to match Lin's $25M offer from Rockets

(Newser) - Just months after setting New York on fire with his dynamic play—not to mention his inspiring pun potential—Jeremy Lin could be leaving the Knicks, reports the New York Times . The Houston Rockets have offered Lin a hefty $25 million, three-year contract that could force the Knicks to let... More »

Knicks Bared Lin Injury After Ticket Sales Deadline

Team knew Lin was done 2 days earlier: report

(Newser) - Jeremy Lin was on the injury list with "sore" knees when he had an MRI March 26 and learned of a torn meniscus. But the Knicks didn't announce Lin was out for the season until Saturday. So why the delay? The New York Daily News doesn't believe... More »

Jeremy Lin Out for Season

With Lin a free agent, could return with different team next season

(Newser) - Fare thee well, Linsanity, we barely knew you: Jeremy Lin's magical season likely ended yesterday when the Knicks announced the inspiring guard tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee, reports the New York Daily News . Actually, the injury should take six weeks to rehab, so if the Knicks... More »

Jeremy Lin Meets Fired Headline Writer

ESPN gaffe apparently water under the bridge

(Newser) - Jeremy Lin has met with the ESPN headline writer who was fired over an offensive headline he wrote about the Knicks star's first loss, and all appears to be forgiven."It went incredible," Anthony Federico, 28, told Newsday . "We talked for an hour. I'm just... More »

Under New Coach, Linsanity Might Be Over

Knicks' new leader favors defense over offense, says NYT writer

(Newser) - With the New York Knicks changing from being coached by the offense-minded, freewheeling Mike D'Antoni to the defense-first, old-school Mike Woodson, there's one undeniable conclusion—"it's the end of Linsanity as we know it," writes Howard Beck in the New York Times . Woodson is certain... More »

Ben & Jerry's Removes Fortune Cookies From Lin Flavor

Original recipe in honor of Knicks star sparked a 'backlash'

(Newser) - Ben & Jerry's might have been, um, Linsane, to think nobody would be offended. The ice cream company recently released a limited-edition flavor in honor of New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin, but promptly removed the bits of fortune cookies mixed in, reports Boston.com. Pints of "Taste... More »

Jeremy Lin Jersey Nets $42K for Charity

Wore uniform during huge game against Lakers

(Newser) - The jersey Jeremy Lin wore while scoring 38 points against Kobe Bryan's Los Angeles Lakers has been auctioned off online—for $42,388, USA Today reports. The money from the Knicks jersey, worn Feb. 10, will go to the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a charity linked to Madison Square... More »

Jeremy Lin Mops Up Floor With Mavericks

104-97 win takes out last year's champs

(Newser) - Linsanity just got a little crazier. Super star Jeremy Lin helped the Knicks bounce last year's NBA champs in a 104-97 face-off yesterday, ending the Dallas Mavericks' six-game winning streak. The point guard only made 28 points and a career-high 14 assists, notes AP . "This is helpful to... More »

ESPN Sorry for Awful Jeremy Lin Headline

It said 'chink in the armor' after last night's loss

(Newser) - ESPN apologized today for some badly chosen words in the wake of Jeremy Lin's first loss as a New York Knick: A headline on its mobile site read "Chink in the armor" for about a half-hour before getting yanked, reports Outsports.com . A network statement called the headline... More »

Lin Seeks to Trademark 'Linsanity'

Meanwhile, the Knicks' streak finally ends

(Newser) - "Linsanity," the exciting play of unlikely basketball hero Jeremy Lin, may belong to the world, but "Linsanity" the word, that belongs to Jeremy Lin—or so says Lin. The newest New York Knick star has applied for a trademark on the term with the US Patent and... More »

Lin vs. Tebow? It's Lin by a Mile

Knicks star Jeremy Lin is the true sports wonder story, say 2 columnists

(Newser) - Partly because Jeremy Lin is a man of faith, his crazy-fast ride into sports stardom has led to endless comparisons with Tim Tebow. Well sorry, Tebow fans, but Lin wins this one easily in terms of athleticism and sheer amazement value, writes Mike James at the Los Angeles Times . The... More »

NY Knicks' Ivy League Wonder Does It Again

Jeremy Lin beats Kobe Bryant, cements star status

(Newser) - If the NBA didn't have a certified sensation on its hands before last night, it does now. Harvard wunderkind Jeremy Lin scored 38 points to lead the New York Knicks past Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers, reports AP . Unfamiliar with Lin? He is only the fourth Asian-American to... More »

Knicks Fans Boo Kris Humphries

Resounding ding for Kim's 72-day hubby

(Newser) - Who knew so many Kim Kardashian fans like basketball? They were apparently out in force when the New York Knicks played the New Jersey Nets at Madison Square Garden yesterday—and resoundingly booed Kardashian's 72-day hubby, Kris Humphries. The Knicks crowd zinged Humphries every time he touched the ball... More »

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