Amare Stoudemire

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    December 5, 2013

    Lenny Cooke: A Great New Documentary Reveals the End of Baskteball's Post-Jordan Era

    Ten minutes into Lenny Cooke, the documentary's star sits on a couch, watching the 2001 NBA draft with two friends. They debate who is the best player in the NBA: Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, or Kobe Bryant. This is the Post-Jordan Era, and there is no clear king on the NBA's throne. It's an era o ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    The High Point of the Knicks' Season Came and Went Before the Final Whistle Blew on Sunday

    "The Knicks were built to beat the Miami Heat," someone said on ESPN before the start of yesterday's New York-Miami match. Yes, well that was then, earlier in the season, and this is now, as the Knicks lick their wounds and try to recover from the psychological shock of blowing a 16-point second qua ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 31, 2012


    The Nets host the Knicks

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    August 8, 2012

    The Top 5 Rap Songs Of The Week: Olympic Edition

    There was a time when the best place to hear new music was Hot 97, when the sound of bombs going off would signal a song debuting across the city. But if anyone wanted those songs for themselves, they'd have to buy a whole damn album or sit around and wait until it came on the radio again. Yes, thes ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Q&A with Chef Max Hardy on Cooking for the New York Knicks

    In many ways, Chef Max Hardy's job is a combination of his two loves: cooking and basketball. As New York Knicks Amar'e Stoudemire's personal chef, he works closely with the New York Knicks players and gets to hang out and cook for them on a weekly basis. Keeping with the spirit of the NBA playof ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    The Knicks Snap 11 Year Playoffs Losing Streak, But Lose Baron Davis--Will Lin Return?

    Well, whatdoyaknow, the Knicks won game 4 on Sunday! The record-setting 13 game losing streak in the playoffs has been snapped! Sunday's showcase was, in every way, the series many fans and basketball analyst had wanted/predicted/hoped to see. We finally got to see that Carmelo Anthony/LeBron Jame ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Phil Mushnick, Of "New York N-----s" Shame: I'm Not A Racist -- I Outed Marge Schott!

    New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick wrote a pretty idiotic column last week (part of which you can read below), in which he suggested Jay-Z should rename the Brooklyn Nets the "New York N-----s." Mushnick remains unapologetic -- since we reported on Mushnick's stupidity last week, he's hit us with ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Why Didn't The Knicks Tank The Final Regular Season Game To Avoid Miami?

    The New York Knicks were in an interesting predicament late last week as the NBA regular season was heading toward the finish line: They had the chance to choose their playoff opponent. Heading into the final two games of the regular season with identical records with the Philadelphia 76ers, the K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    The Knicks Lose, Behind 2-0, And Lose Yet Another Player, This Time To Stupidity

    Well, the Knicks lost again to Miami, losing 104-94 to fall behind 2-0 to Miami Heat in this best of seven series. The good news is that the Knicks, as a whole, played much better--at least the game was competitive compared to last Sunday's humiliation. Carmelo Anthony--you know, the guy some New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Recipe: Grilled Cilantro Lime Sweet Potato from Chef Max Hardy

    Tonight is Taste of Nation's charity event, and to kick it off, Chef Max Hardy, personal chef for New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire, will be preparing some of his favorite grilled dishes at the dinner. For those unable to make it, he's shared with us a recipe for his cilantro lime sweet potato.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Note to Mike Woodson -- Don't blow it

    "This series is not over," said Amar'e Stoudemire after Saturday's 100-67 slaughter of the Knicks at the hands of the Miami Heat. "We've got to learn from our mistakes today and get ready for the next one." Coincidentally, this is exactly how General; Custer's last dispatch from the Little Big Horn ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    The Knicks Take Their Talents To South Beach This Saturday--And Other Playoff Storylines

    The NBA playoff bracket is set, and the Knicks will take their talents to South Beach this Saturday to play LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat. It's a matchup that will garner more buzz than a typical two-seed-vs-seven-seed series, due of a myriad of subplots. First, these two teams ha ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    RIP Linsanity

    This past Wednesday afternoon, an hour or so after Mike Woodson replaced Mike D'Antoni as coach of the New York Knicks, we wrote that it was probably bad news for Jeremy Lin, because Woodson--a product of old-school coach Larry Brown--favors isolation plays for his stars instead of D'Antoni's point ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Knicks Coach Mike D'Antoni Resigns--Good News For Melo, But What About Lin?

    The latest development in what has got to be one of the most mercurial seasons in NBA history took place a couple of hours ago when coach Mike D'Antoni and the New York Knicks agreed to mutually part ways. Just how wild has the Knicks season been? They started the season with much fanfare, having ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    Jeremy Lin and Knicks Sex Tips from Dr. Ruth Westheimer

    ​"When you get the credit for the wins," Casey Stengel famously said, "you gotta take the blame for the losses." True, but there was a lot more to the Knicks 102-88 loss to the Heat Thursday night than Jeremy Lin. The statistic which probably best defined the night was Lin's 8 turnovers. But ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011


    New York Knicks host Boston Celtics

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    November 19, 2011

    Unemployed NBA Players Attempt to Help Obama Avoid Similar Fate

    ​While all NBA games are effectively cancelled until at least mid-December, a lucky few will be able to watch some top ballers in action--if they're willing to donate to the Obama Victory Fund. The first annual "Obama Classic" will feature current NBA stars, retired players, and even a few wom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Worst. Ad Campaign. Ever.: No Need to Eat; Just 'Take a Sheet'

    Sheety ad.​You may have seen these ads around the city lately. Depending on your sense of humor and level of maturity they are A) hilarious, B) disgusting, or C) all of the above. In case you were wondering, Sheets Brand Energy Strips™ are like vitamin B shots that dissolve on your tongue. T ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Mark Teixeira's Acting Chops; NY Sports Stars Finally Debut on Entourage

    Why did it take Entourage eight years to put New York sports stars on the show? Since 2004, the boys from Queens — Vinnie, E, Drama, and Turtle — have been wearing Yankees, Giants and Knicks sweatshirts (though, unless we missed it, not Mets or Jets). Sunday, one week before the HBO s ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Don Peppe to Take Manhattan, Go Hollywood

    Don Peppe to outgrow Queens.​Don Peppe, in Ozone Park, is gearing up to open its first Manhattan outpost next year. But Manhattanites aren't the only ones about to get introduced to the Queens mainstay.

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    April 26, 2011

    Knicks Castoffs Shaking Up NBA Playoffs

    ​What do Zach Randolph, Trevor Ariza, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Al Harrington, Antonio McDyess, Marcus Camby, Nate Robinson, Eddie House, and Jamal Crawford have in common? Well, they all were let go by the Knicks at one point or another in recent years, and, unlike t ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Nets Outscore the Knicks on 'Melo's Big Night

    ​"Defense," Carmelo Anthony told reporters at his first New York press conference yesterday, "I want to really focus in on that. All that takes is a lot of effort. Once we get everyone to buy into that mentality, we're good to go." Thus the first superstar in a long time to choose New York man ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks: Was the Price Too Steep?

    ​So now that Melomania has reached its peak, it might be time to reflect on whether or not the Knicks made a good deal. Last Friday ESPN's Stephen A. Smith probably expressed the sentiments of most Knicks fans when he wrote "When you have a chance to get one of the top five players in the ga ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Shyne Insists the Torah is Fine With Lamborghinis

    Ricki Rosen for NYT​"The tall man in the velvet fedora and knee-length black jacket with ritual fringes" taking "long, swift strides toward the Western Wall" in today's New York Times is not Knicks basketball star Amare Stoudemire, who discovered his Hebrew roots over the summer. It's Brooklyn ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    What's Poisoning the Air at Madison Square Garden?

    ​When's a good time to clean your building of asbestos? More like when isn't it a good time to clean out your building of asbestos? Unless the basketball season just started and you're the New York Knicks, in which case, what could possibly go wrong?

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    October 26, 2010

    55 Things to Get the Village Voice for Our Birthday: A Wishlist

    ​Have you heard? Today is our 55th Birthday! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! As such, we've made a list of things you can buy us for it. After all, you know how much all of this costs you, the reader? Nothing. So you've obviously got the extra scratch lying around. Without further ado, here is what you should ge ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    A Food Truck War Breaks Out; A Blogger Lives on Food Trucks

    ​Emeril Lagasse sold his Midtown Manhattan loft for $4.6 million, after reducing the price six different times from $7.65 million last year. [Wall Street Journal] A food truck war has broken out between the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck and the Frites 'N' Meats truck after the former parked too clo ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Morning Joe's Willie Geist on Isiah Thomas, Patrick Ewing, and the Necessity of End Zone Dancing

    Remember this guy?​Anyone who watches Willie Geist on MSNBC's Morning Joe, or somehow manages to rise in the dark at 5:30 a.m. to watch Willie's own show, Way Too Early, knows that he's a pretty significant sports fan. So we thought we'd check in with Willie to get his take on the current stat ... More >>

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    June 21, 2005

    The Moralgorithm

    How the little black box knew the Spurs would (probably) win the NBA Finals

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    August 17, 2004

    Jingo Bells

    Prime-time pride, manly girls vs. girly girls and fear of a black dream team

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    April 15, 2003

    Another Roll of the McDyess

    The Blurry Vision Thing