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 >>
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.
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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 >>
Clevelander Dylan Baldi is making like the indie rock LeBron James. Except instead of pinpoint passing ability, Baldi's hands are able to noodle a fine lo-fi pop tune out of a four-track or ProTools like an all-star from an early age. His early cassette releases garnered him what's referred t ... 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 >>
Machine Gun Kelly
Sunday, May 22
Better than: Going to the gym.
Machine Gun Kelly onstage is like a Nintendo character, if someone kept pressing the B button. His feet touch the ground about as often as his knees hit his chest; he looks like he learned to walk on a Dance Dance Re ... More >>
Yesterday the internet was ablaze with praise for Ted Williams, a Brooklyn-born homeless man in Ohio with a special talent. His voice, as it turns out, is that of a male angel, deep and booming, perfect for voice-over work, which Williams said alcohol and drugs had derailed him from landing. Now two ... More >>
Allow the absurdity of that statement to set in. He really said that! It comes from this weekend's Deborah Solomon Q&A with the aging basketball star in the New York Times Magazine. It's full of the classic quotes and good humor that made the The Real Shaq the original Kanye West.
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Guess what it stands forRolling Stone writer and pro shit-talker Matt Taibbi called the ESPN LeBron James special The Decision "a landmark moment in the history of human self-involvement." That's one of the most polite ways anyone has referred to the LBJ week-long free agency spectacle. Every ... More >>
As the early returns come in - we were most impressed by the recent ESPN poll which showed 57 percent of the public was feeling anti-LBJ -- it appears that in the breathtaking space of less than 12 hours LeBron James went from the most popular athlete in American sports to the most despised.
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Slowly, almost imperceptibly, George Steinbrenner's image has softened over the last few years. Two recent biographies, Peter Golenbock's George - The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built The Yankee Empire (from Wiley, published last year and out now in paperback) and Bill Madden's Steinbrenner, The Last ... More >>
Ryan Skeen is launching a bi-weekly supper club and cooking class at 5 & Diamond. The first is a $55 Spring Lamb Fest next Monday, which will include a primer on how to butcher and prepare lamb in a variety of ways, from smoking to braising.
Joey Campanaro of Kenmare, Market Table a ... More >>
Click to enlarge and see the ridiculousness in a bigger size. New Yorkers should want for nothing, and when we do, we kvetch about it, and then go get it, because that's what New Yorkers do. We shouldn't look desperate, preening, pathetic, or in-need. It just doesn't seem to fit the spirit of ... More >>
Terry Pluto, sports columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, has been covering LeBron James since his first high school game. His latest book, LeBron James: The Making of an MVP (cowritten with PD Cavs beat writer Brian Winters) is the definitive work to date on how James became the best pla ... More >>