New York Knicks

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It's Knicks Vs. Raptors —This Time Off the Court

NY team accuses Toronto of stealing trade secrets in new lawsuit

(Newser) - When the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors next meet on the court in December, there will be hard feelings on at least one side. The Knicks sued the Raptors on Monday, claiming its Atlantic Division rival hired a "mole" within the Knicks organization, who stole thousands of team...

COVID-19 Patient Patrick Ewing Is 'Getting Better' at Home Now
Patrick Ewing Recovers at Home

Patrick Ewing Recovers at Home

Former NBA star's son says he's 'getting better' after COVID-19 hospitalization

(Newser) - Former New York Knicks star Patrick Ewing is recovering at home, just days after the announcement Friday that he was being treated at a hospital for COVID-19. "My father is now home and getting better," his son, Patrick Ewing Jr., tweeted Monday. "We’ll continue to watch...

Patrick Ewing: 'I Have Tested Positive for COVID-19'
An NBA Legend
Has COVID-19

An NBA Legend Has COVID-19

Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing is 'under care and isolated at a local hospital'

(Newser) - New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing mainly posts online about sports, but he had some other news to talk about Friday evening, per CNN . "I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19," the Georgetown men's basketball coach tweeted . "This virus is serious and...

Spike Lee Says He's 'Done' With the Knicks

He says he is being 'harassed' after dispute over using employee entrance

(Newser) - New York Knicks superfan Spike Lee says he's "done" with the team—for this season, anyway—after a dispute over using the employee entrance at Madison Square Garden. The director, who has a courtside season ticket, was seen yelling at security before the team's 125-123 victory over...

Heckler Tells Knicks Owner to 'Sell the Team,' Gets Banned

James Dolan does not take fan's unsolicited advice kindly, tells him to 'enjoy watching them on TV'

(Newser) - A New York fan heckling his or her losing team is hardly a rarity, but one New York Knicks fan might be thinking twice about telling the team's owner to "Sell the team!" As USA Today reports, James Dolan was on his way out of Madison Square...

NBA Player to Skip Game Over 'Freaking Lunatic'

Enes Kanter says Turkey's president may try to kill him

(Newser) - New York center Enes Kanter will not travel to London for the Knicks' upcoming international game because he believes he could be assassinated for his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the AP reports. Kanter announced his plan Friday night after the Knicks' 119-112 win over the Lakers. The...

Turkey Wants to Throw NBA Player in Jail

Enes Kanter brushes off charges of insulting Turkey's president

(Newser) - New York Knicks center Enes Kanter took news that prosecutors in Turkey want to imprison him about as well as a person could. "Four years? That's it?" he said on Wednesday, per the New York Times . "For all of the trash I've been talking?" Turkish media...

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...

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. "...

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...

NBA's First-Ever Scorer Dies
 NBA's First-Ever Scorer Dies 

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...

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...

Linsanity Off to Houston
 Linsanity Off 
 to Houston 

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...

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...

Lin Nicked From Knicks?
 Linsanity to Head to Houston? 

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...

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...

Jeremy Lin Out for Season
 Jeremy Lin 
 Out for Season 

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...

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...

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...

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 Pints of "Taste...

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