Found September 11, 2012 on
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how every player should expect a championship. I even went so far as to say
I don't care if you're Bismack Biyombo. If you're asked about the "tough season coming up," you respond with "I go into every game expecting to win and trying to do everything I can to make that happen. If it turns out to be a tough season, we'll talk about it then. But I'm here to win games, and that's what I expect to do."
That was a hypothetical... and I stand by it. But it doesn't make it any less jarring to hear in real life. Like when J.R. Smith made this guarantee for the upcoming Knicks season:
Interviewer: "What can we expect for this new season coming up?"
Smith: "A championship"
Stop it right there and you'd think "all that ink has gone to J.R.'s brain." The Knicks will be decent, but no self-respecting prognosticator would pick the Knicks to...
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The Knicks recently extended an offer to Patrick Ewing to become the coach of their D-League team, but Ewing declined. The Hall of Famer has served as an NBA assistant coach over the last eight seasons for four different teams, and a source close to him says he did not appreciate the offer.
“Patrick has paid his dues,” the source said according to ESPNNewYork.com. “He was...
JR Smith was taking in shows during Fashion Week – he plays for the Knicks, beside the Heat they’d probably like to be considered the NBA’s most fashionable team- JR put it on record that the Knicks WILL win a championship this year. Fast forward to the 1:10 mark. JR is correct, what team goes [...]
J.R. Smith thinks the Knicks contend for the NBA championship in 2012-13.
Chicago Mt. Carmel was able to contain Chicago De La Salle's array of skill talent en route to a 55-0 victory on Friday. Heavily recruited junior defensive lineman Enoch Smith Jr. was a big part of that. Here is video from his performance from Friday.
New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd intends to fight a charge that he was drunk when he crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons over the summer, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Kidd, wearing a navy pinstriped suit and tie, said ''good morning'' to reporters outside Southampton Town Court on Long Island. But he didn't speak as he stood, back straight...
The headline says it all."Isiah Thomas might be re-joining the New York Knicks."Congratulations, Knicks fans. You have officially surpassed the Bobcats for having the worst front office in the NBA. We're putting the Knicks fans suicide watch on threat level "imminent.""What? Me worry?"This comes only five months after he was finally fired from Florida...
The Knicks organization has a small sample of head coach Mike Woodson’s coaching style to analyze. So far, his coaching skills have been well received by the team. Will this translate to a winning season?
Under Woodson, last year’s regular season, the Knicks went 18-6 and never lost 2 games in a row. Out of the 6 games they lost, only 2 slip ups were apparent against teams...
The lights flicker on, one by one in a row at the Knicks training facility. The smell of floor polisher is fresh in the air. This day is not like any other summer day, this day is Day 1 of the organized pre camp sessions. The sound of basketballs hitting the floor begins to ring off the walls and the smell of sweat over powers the freshly polished floors. Carmelo calls all the players...
I don’t know what he and Brian Shaw have done, but they can’t seem to get a head coaching job no matter how many times they interview. Unless you count this D League offer. Former New York Knicks great Patrick Ewing declined an offer to coach the Knicks D-League team, a source close to Ewing [...]
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The Knicks will play a preseason game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on October 22nd against the 76ers.
At least that’s the way he feels. A source close to Patrick revealed that he felt somewhat disrespected after the Knicks offered him a job to coach the Erie Bayhawks, a D-League team. Having already established himself as an assistant in the NBA, the source continued to say “Patrick has paid his dues…he was a little insulted…”
Ah, September – one of the best times for any sports fan. College Football is in full swing, the NFL has started another season and the baseball playoff race is getting tense. But any TRUE sports fan knows why this part of the year is the best on the sports calendar; fall is when NBA players start to make outrageous guarantees!
First, it was Jason Terry who was forecasting a...