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Image via S.I. Iman Shumpert did his best to sneak one past David Stern and the other authority figures in the NBA this weekend. Iman recently shaved a logo of one of his corporate sponsors, Adidas, into his head and actually debuted the look during the Knicks win over the Bucks on Friday night. It didn’t take long for word to get to the NBA front office, as the next day Iman posted another picture of his hair to his official Instagram account with the caption reading ‘Banned.’ The image showed the logo had been shaved off completely leaving only a triangle. According to Sports Illustrated: Sporting a corporate logo during games is indeed against NBA rules. Item 5 of Section H of the NBA rule book’s extended comments section, which governs “player/team conduct and dress”, reads: “The only article bearing a commercial ‘logo’ which can be worn by players is their shoes.” The language appears alongside other uniform notes, which include: no t-shirts, players must tuck their uniform shi...
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Iman Shumpert recently decided to showcase his support for Adidas by shaving their logo into the back of his head, but the new look didn’t last long. Because of NBA rules, Shumpert if left with nothing but a triangle. On Saturday, the New York Knicks forward posted a before and after shot on his Instagram account. “Banned,” the caption read. “(Sorry) @nba didn’t realize...
Back in the day the NBA banned the Air Jordan I because it didn’t follow the color pattern that was allowed on the court. These days it is hard to find a shoe that is not just white or black. Players are rocking shoes that are bright yellow, orange, and every color in the rainbow. The NBA is cool with that, but it seems that shaving a sneaker company’s logo on your head is going...
The NBA was not diggin’ Iman Shumpert’s three stripes adidas logo etched into his flat top that he displayed during the Knicks Friday night win over the Bucks. According to Shumpert, the NBA indicated it caused “branding issues” and he was asked to remove it. Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated dug up the rule which states, “The only article bearing a commercial ‘logo’...
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Tyson Chandler missed the Knicks' game against Washington with a bulging disk, while Kenyon Martin returned to replace him in the lineup.
Chandler has played the past four games after missing the previous 10, scoring 15 points Sunday in a victory at Oklahoma City. He told coach Mike Woodson he was feeling soreness, and Woodson decided to rest him.
Martin missed the previous...
Melo beats LeBron: his Knicks jersey is the NBA’s top-selling jersey of the 2012-13 season. #Knicks also tops in sales.
— Alan Hahn (@alanhahn) April 9, 2013
Woodson basically said Tyson is out tonight. Hopes he can play Thursday in chicago. Kenyon is a game-time decision. — Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) April 9, 2013
Chandler looked so limber, mobile in OKC. A shame. They...
The Knicks have not won a championship since 1973, when a legendary and selfless group came together to win its second title in four years. Since then, the Knicks have really only come close to another title twice, when they lost in the NBA Finals in 1994 and 1999.
They now hold the second seed in the Eastern Conference and are riding a season-best 12-game win streak. Optimism in...
Every week Kevin Smith will preview the New York Knicks upcoming schedule from a fantasy perspective and take a quick look around the NBA. Kevin writes as Dime Magazine’s Fantasy Doctor. For more extensive fantasy basketball advice, click here.
KNICKS SCHEDULE ANALYSIS
Tuesday vs. Washington
Despite their lackluster record, the Wizards allow an average of 95.1 points per game...
Kenyon Martin injured his left ankle after he went up for a rebound and appeared to have landed on the foot of Washington’s Chris Singleton. The Knicks forward seemed to be in a significant amount of pain as he writhed on the floor before being helped back to the locker room. According to MSG’s Tina Cervasio, x-rays were negative, and he has a sprained left ankle.
Just wait until J.R. Smith T’s up Joey Crawford. It only a matter of when.
Knicks (50-26) vs Wizards (29-41)
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First of all, props to Melo for winning Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors. If you’re keeping track, that’s back-to-back weeks that a Knicks player has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. J.R. Smith wore the crown last week.
And to further stunt on the league, Melo’s jersey outsold...
Mike D’Antoni’s four seasons as coach of the New York Knicks can be summed up as complete disasters. There…
In a big power move, Carmelo Anthony moved ahead of LeBron James to earn the top jersey sales spot of any NBA player. Here's the top 15 player jersey sales in the league.
NEW YORK -- Marty Blake, the NBA's longtime director of scouting, died Sunday. He was 86.
Blake worked in the NBA for more than 50 years and is considered the "Godfather of scouting." The NBA said Blake died in Alpharetta, Ga., but didn't provide a cause of death.
Blake was general manager of the Hawks franchise before spending more than 35 years as the league...