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Ever hear of the Black Sox and the 1919 World Series scandal? “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago baseball players banned for life after throwing the World Series? Perhaps Pete Rose is more familiar to you? Rose was banned for betting on baseball during his time as a manager. Well that’s baseball. Fixing games couldn’t possibly happen in the NBA could it? The FBI believes that New York Knicks players shaved points during the 1980′s. Most believe there’s just too many moving parts in the NBA for games to be fixed. However, in 2007 the FBI investigated disgraced referee Tim Donaghy for allegedly betting on games that he officiated. It was fairly easy to understand how a referee could affect a point spread by either making or failing to make a call here or there during a games. When Donaghy pled guilty and served time it was believed it was an isolated incident. For the most part it’s believed that most referees follow the NBA’s orders, not a bookies. However, twenty yea...

New York Knicks Individual Player Breakdown – Andrea Bargnani

Now I know what some readers might say, after doing an in-depth analysis on most of the starting lineup, why would the next player on the list be Andrea Bargnani? Because I feel like Bargnani, barring any health setbacks or inability to mesh in the preseason, will be in the New York Knicks starting lineup to start the season. Why? Because he can shoot and help the Knicks stretch...

Report: FBI investigated Knicks for fixing games for drug dealers

As a player in any sport, an accusation doesn’t get as serious as claiming you are trying to lose on purpose. Athletes pride themselves on performance, and competition, more specifically, winning. This reportedly was not the case during the 1981-82 season for the New York Knicks, as an FBI investigation conducted in the 80′s had led to evidence some players were shaving points...

Knicks Player Preview: Andrea Bargnani

By Charles R. Trimble III Every off-season there is a flurry of action that results in major player movement as teams start to position themselves to make a run at a championship. This year it was the Brooklyn Nets bringing in the trio of Garnett, Terry and Pierce that got all the hoopla, but in my opinion the most overlooked move this off-season was the Knicks trading for PF/C,...

FBI Probe Finds Knicks Fixed Games In 1981-82 Season

Drugged New York Knicks players fixed games in the 1981-82 season on behalf of their drug dealer who bet money against the team, according to a probe conducted by the FBI. The feds probed whether three Knicks, reportedly “heavy users of cocaine,” and their supplier, “one of the largest dealers on the East Coast,” shaved points. The Knicks finished 33-49 in 1982, last in the...

Report: 1980s Knicks Players Fixed Games for Drug Dealers

Athletes fixing games for the benefit of gambling is a serious accusation, so no one will be taking the latest accusation lightly. CBS Sports has the story of the hapless Knicks of the early 80’s. In Brian Tuohy’s new book, “Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the FBI,” there are accusations that Knicks players from the 1981-82 season were heavy cocaine users...

Did the ’81 New York Knicks Really Fix Games for Cocaine?

A few “coked-up” New York Knicks players fixed games for their drug dealer during the 1981-82 NBA season, reports the New York Post. In his book “Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the FBI,” author Brian Tuohy cites FBI documents that claim three players of the 1981-82 Knicks who were “heavy users of cocaine” threw games so their coke dealer could win big...

Knicks @ Nite Podcast: 9/16 – Live – 10PM Est

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Iman Shumpert Tries his Hand at Boxing? Today The New York Knicks official Twitter posted an Instagram video of point guard Iman Shumpert working out, but not just regular cardio, but boxing. The tweet jokingly called out boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.   Hey @FloydMayweather what do you think of our guy, @I_Am_Iman‘s boxing skills? #Knicks — NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks...

Athletes Takeover New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

Well guys, it’s a wrap for New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014. It’s been exciting to see more pro athlete sightings at fashion events and front row at some of the biggest runway shows of the season. Athletes have really been expressing their love for fashion, and it’s good to see the industry embrace them. Especially NBA star Russell Westbrook who was spotted at numerous...

Deron Williams: We Want To Run New York

As if the off-season hasn’t been entertaining enough with the theatrics of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks mouthpieces – basically Paul Pierce vs. Raymond Felton and J.R. Smith – Deron Williams has entered the verbal fest via ESPN:  “Of course we want to run New York. The Knicks are our rival. I don’t [...]The post Deron Williams: We Want To Run New York appeared...
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