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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Carmelo Anthony Coming to the Knicks

After months of rumors, Knicks finally land the superstar forward

(Newser) - After months of speculation, the New York Knicks are getting superstar Carmelo Anthony. In a massive nine-player trade, the Knicks will send four of their top players—Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler and Timofey Mozgov—plus three draft picks and $3 million cash to the Denver Nuggets, in exchange...

LeBron James Picks Miami

Sorry Cavs, Knicks, and Bulls

(Newser) - LeBron James is leaving Cleveland for the Miami Heat. Or as the Miami Herald puts it: "The King is coming." The Cleveland Plain Dealer takes a dimmer view: "Legone," as does the New York Daily News , which hoped for a new Knick: "Burned!" James...

LeBron Leaning Toward Miami

Odds for Knicks, Cavs plunge

(Newser) - LeBron James has pretty much decided he’ll be joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, sources tell Chris Broussard of ESPN . Of course, James won’t make any announcement before his special tonight at 9pm Eastern—which just happens to be on ESPN—so there’s time for...

LeBron Sweepstakes Begins

And with it the biggest free agent summer in history

(Newser) - The scramble over the richest free agent class in NBA history officially tips off today, and all eyes are on one man. LeBron James won't be traveling to visit his suitors. The King will hold court at home in Akron, where first the Nets, and then the Knicks, Bulls, Heat,...

Why LeBron Should Put on a Knicks Jersey

How will the city please him? New York counts the ways

(Newser) - The New York Knicks are desperate to woo LeBron James, and so is New York , which has laid out a huge piece detailing all the reasons King James should be the King of NYC when his Cavaliers contract ends July 1. Its reasons include:
  • It's where you make that first
...

Thomas Lands College Coaching Gig

Former Knicks coach signs 5-year contract

(Newser) - Isiah Thomas will coach men’s basketball at Florida International University, the Miami Herald reports, with the Hall of Fame player signing a 5-year contract. “Coming back to the college game has always been a dream of mine,” said Thomas, 47, fired last year after a disastrous stint...

Cops Collar Man for Killing Curry's Ex, Daughter

(Newser) - Police have arrested a suspect in the killings of former Chicago Bulls player Eddy Curry’s ex-girlfriend Nova Henry and their baby daughter Ava. Chicago authorities aren’t yet identifying the man, but Nova’s mother tells Chicago Breaking News that it’s one of Nova’s ex-boyfriends. “I...

Murdered Baby Was Knick Star's Daughter

Curry's 3-year-old son has named mother's killer, family says

(Newser) - The baby murdered in a grisly attack witnessed by the son of New York Knicks player Eddy Curry turns out to be Curry's daughter, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Curry and his former girlfriend, who was also murdered, had long argued about the paternity of the baby, which was finally determined...

Knick Star's Son Sees Mom Murdered

Curry's former girlfriend, baby daughter shot dead in Chicago home

(Newser) - The toddler son of New York Knicks center Edward Curry likely witnessed the murder of his mother and baby sister in their Chicago home, authorities revealed yesterday. The 3-year-old boy was found unharmed by his grandmother near the bodies of his sister and mom, a former girlfriend of Curry's. Police...

Ex-Driver Sues Knicks Star for Gay Harassment

Man says Curry also used racial slurs, pointed gun at him

(Newser) - New York Knicks center Eddy Curry is being sued for soliciting sex from his former driver, the New York Post reports. David Kuchinsky says the married star approached him in the nude several times with comments like “look at me, Dave, look.” Kuchinsky also says Curry forced him...

OD or No, Isiah Was Miserable

Former Knicks coach denies overdose landed him in hospital

(Newser) - The whole story surrounding Isiah Thomas' reported sleeping-pill overdose remains murky, but the factors that might be bringing him down aren't hard to spot, writes the New York Post. Thomas went from a lifetime in the spotlight to being sequestered in a back office with fans' chants of "fire ...

Thomas Caught in Sleeping Pill OD Denial

NBA star claims daughter in distress; cops say he's 'lying'

(Newser) - Despite police and media reports to the contrary, Isiah Thomas is denying claims he was hospitalized yesterday for overdosing on sleeping pills, the New York Post reports. The NBA great says his teenage daughter was treated after a school “incident,” but an employee there said the school “...

Isiah Thomas Hospitalized After Apparent OD

Sleeping pills are reported cause for former New York Knicks coach

(Newser) - Former Knicks coach Isiah Thomas was hospitalized early this morning after apparently overdosing on sleeping pills, numerous news outlets in the New York area are reporting. Police in suburban Harrison were called to the Basketball Hall of Famer's home after midnight, the Journal News of Westchester reported. "He's fine,...

LeBron's In a New York (or New Jersey) State of Mind

Cavs star knows Knicks, Nets ready to court him

(Newser) - LeBron James knows how much Knicks fans would love to see him suit up in Madison Square Garden come 2010 or 2011, but the Cleveland star isn't committing to anything yet, writes ESPN. What he is saying might have New York coach Mike D'Antoni worried, though: LeBron's favorite borough is...

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