#154567702 / gettyimages.comIn 2003, real estate mogul Bruce Ratner bought the New Jersey Nets for $300 million. Over the next 11 years Ratner sold all but 20 percent of his stake to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, the Nets moved into the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the NBA's ... More >>
Because the Knicks have been so bad for so long, many New Yorkers are now beginning to wear the embarrassment of rooting for the Brooklyn Nets more comfortably than they ever knew they could. Eased by a tenuous connection to Jay Z, and the fact that they're now coached by arguably the greatest phila ... More >>
Cooking was a focal point in Johnathan Adler's childhood home--"My mom always smelled of garlic, the kind of garlic that's in your veins," he recalls--but he entered the professional culinary world thanks, in part, to sibling rivalry. "I always thought of myself as a better cook than my sister, and ... More >>
Anyone can lose a basketball game, but when you lose one like the Nets lost Saturday night -- the 7th game of a playoff series at home to a team playing without key players -- there has to be consequences. All year long the Nets had been battling the Knicks for media attention and fan adulation, an ... More >>
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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 >>
It was a good Sunday for the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony had his best game of the season, scoring 43 points, including two long three pointers in the final seconds of the 4th quarter and overtime--the former forced overtime, and the latter won the game. That the Knicks did it over the team with the be ... More >>
The Knicks' absolute bipolar, roller-coaster of a season took yet another turn with news today that Jeremy Lin will undergo knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The surgery will sideline him for six weeks, and while most media, whether out of optimism or caution, are reporting that Lin's finished ... More >>
Did he jump or was he pushed? Irrelevant now since the way things are going it's unthinkable that Mike D'Antoni would have wanted to stick around the Knicks much longer, even with their trouncing of the Portland Trail Blazers 121-79 last night. Was he mellow with Carmelo? My guess is that D'An ... More >>
As has been reported to death the last couple of weeks by media around the city--the emergence of Jeremy Lin has led to a surging interest in the Knicks, especially among the Chinese. Restaurants and bars in, or near, Chinatown have experienced a significant boost in business, and now, the M ... More >>
Think of the orange car as a clue. The resurrected NBA season kicks off (thankfully, finally) on Sunday. To celebrate, we've paired each team with a notable album from the past year; the list, with tweet-sized justifications, is below. (NB, although the NBA-savvy of you might have already fig ... More >>
Let's put the Knicks' postseason performance so far into perspective. Yes, Melo's dazzling performance in Tuesday's night game -- not just the 4 points but the 17 rebounds and six assists, not to mention the 13 points in a row -- was the most memorable Knicks night in several years. And yes, ... More >>
Is there crying in basketball? Was there, in fact, crying in the Miami Heat locker room after their 87-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls? No one would be talking about this at all if Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hadn't told reporters, "There are a couple of guys crying in the locker room." No sooner ... More >>
Let no one say Shawn Carter is not reliable. For two decades now, through rap thick and rap thin, hip-hop's most prickly superstar has had the looking-disgusted game on lock. Oh, you're Benny the Bull, the Chicago Bulls mascot, and you're seized with the desire to do the "Single Ladies" dance mere ... More >>
From NBA first-round pick to hoops vagabond
Did Sonia Sotomayor save baseball or didn't she? All week long the press has been heatedly debating the extent to which President Obama's Supreme Court nominee impacted the national pastime with her 1995 decision. First, a brief summary of what it was that Sotomayor did. In 1994, with th ... More >>
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