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The Knicks championship dreams died last night at Indiana’s Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It seemed all season it was the basketball gods will for this squad to make it to the NBA Finals and bring home their first championship since 1973. No Knicks team excited New Yorkers like this group, perhaps not even the ’94 and ’99 squads that made it to the Finals. These Knicks had a superstar like those teams, but the surrounding cast was athletic, shot the lights out of the ball and a persona (thanks to social media) where you felt a connection. No matter the injury or obstacle it appeared they would persevere. The 90s Knicks were tough, rugged and gritty- a lunch pail team that identified with the underdog. This team was glitter and glamour, more finesse than rugged. They could blow you out of the building with their three-point shooting at any given moment. Quite frankly, it was a fun team for which to root.
Unfortunately, the “live by the three, die by the three” mentality became undone in t...
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J.R. Smith proved his worth throughout most of the 2012-13 NBA season by averaging 18.9 points per game, enough to take home the Sixth Man of the Year Award. The scoring punch he gave the New York Knicks off the bench was irreplaceable…or was it? Smith’s postseason was unspectacular to say the least. It seems inevitable that he will at least test free agency come July, and...
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JR Smith responded to all the Rihanna gossip by posting a “Men in Black” meme to his Instagram account on Friday.
The meme shows Will Smith’s character in “Men in Black” holding up a neuralyzer, which is a tool he and Tommy Lee Jones’ character use in the movie series to erase the memory of subjects by flashing a light in their eyes.
Smith and Rihanna were rumored to...
(Source) - Is Rihanna to blame for J.R. Smith’s struggles during the Knicks/Pacers playoff series? Some Knicks fans out there think so. Rih-Rih and J.R. were spotted partying together after a Knicks win in Game 2 of the series last week and he hasn’t been the same since.
So one Knicks fan in particular who goes by the name @peruvian_gawd took it upon himself to call...
New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith is expected to opt out of the final year of his current contract this summer, becoming a free agent in the process. While there have been questions surrounding the potential of New York re-signing the sharpshooter to a more lucrative and long-term agreement, Smith told Peter Botte of The New York Daily News that he hopes to retire a Knick...
JR Smith had one of his best seasons as an NBA player with the Knicks this season. Under the guidance of head coach Mike Brown, Jr found the stability and rhythem he had been lacking most of his career. JR won the “Sixth-Man-Of-The-Year, but the Knicks feel short to the Indiana Pacers. JR can opt out of his contract this summer which is set to pay him $2.8 million. Following Saturday...
Since JR Smith was suspended for throwing the People’s Elbow………….
30-117 25% FG and 13-47 27% 3pt FG
Keep that in mind when you read this.
J.R. Smith, who will become a free agent, says he wants to retire as a Knick.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) May 19, 2013
JR Smith said after the New York Knicks lost to the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs on Saturday that he wants to retire as a Knick. We can’t say whether or not he’ll be able to fulfill that wish, but it does look like he’ll be able to remain with the team for a while.
The New York Post’s Marc Berman reports that Smith is expected to opt out of his current contract to sign...
Less than 24 hours after New York was eliminated by the Pacers 106-99 in Indiana, its evident the Knicks should allow shooting guard J.R. Smith to leave as a free agent this summer. Finishing Game 6 with 15 points on 4-of-15 shooting, the 27-year-old Smith connected on a hideous 28.9 percent of his attempts in the series against Indiana. As the 2013 Sixth-Man of the Year winner,...
J.R. Smith will become a free agent this offseason but said after Saturday night’s 106-99 season-ending loss to the Indiana Pacers that he hopes to return to the New York Knicks. “I want to retire a Knick,” Smith said when asked about his future
By Chris Connolly
The Knicks had a grind out 85-75 victory over the Pacers in Game 5, forcing the series back to Indy for a Game 6 show down. After the Knicks failed to protect home court in Game 1 at the Garden, it has become apparent the team would need to steal one game in Indy. The Knicks failed to do so in Games 3 and 4, but will have the opportunity at redemption in a must...
Well that just sucks, eh? The New York Knicks season came to an end tonight with a 106-99 loss to the Indiana Pacers. It was a frustrating end to an enjoyable season and kicks off an off-season of limited flexibility for the Knicks, who will still have their share of question marks to sort out.
When looking back on this series, it really came down to a few factors. Roy Hibbert completely...