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Kenyon Martin isn’t the person who should be doing the talking for the Knicks. The whole dress in black for a funeral was lame to begin with. Bush league, something that immature teams do.
Professional teams are just worried about getting to the next round. It was like when the Texans all got Letterman Jackets to face the Patriots and then were torched.
Just play ball, let that do the talking for you.
JR: “We was going to a funeral, man, but it looks like we got buried. I’m done with this black stuff.” #Knicks
— charlie widdoes (@charliewiddoes) May 2, 2013
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Part of J.R. Smith’s success this season with the Knicks has been attributed to the newly crowned Sixth Man of the Year ditching nightly partying in New York in order to focus on his game. Well, apparently all it took was a one-game suspension and a tough Game 4 loss for Smith to deviate from the straight and narrow.
Pictures from April 28th and 29th — the two nights following...
J.R. Smith may have been suspended from playing Game 4 in Boston – but that didn’t stop him from hitting up the New York club scene where he was spotted partying with rappers, Lloyd Banks and French Montana on Sunday (4/28) and Monday (4/29) night.
photos via What’s Poppin, Collective Entertainment Group
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After the Knicks lost in Game 4 to Boston, JR (who was suspended for the game) decided to celebrate by hitting the club. He wasn’t too shaken up about the loss, because he celebrated the next day as well.
Here are the details from Next Impulse Sports.
Pictures from April 28th and 29th — the two nights following the Knicks’ Game 4 loss to...
After the Knicks Game 4 loss to the Celtics, Kenyon Martin made a statement that urged his teammates to wear ‘funeral colors’ to Game 5 to show they were ready to finish off Boston. It looks like J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert got the memo because they arrived in all black everything, as did Kenyon. [Beyond The Buzzer] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
As the New York Knicks continued to to choke away their 3-0 series lead during last night’s 92-86 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 5, superfan and ESPN NBA “analysis” Bill Simmons decided it was time to poke fun at actor Matthew Modine on Twitter, who for years was a mainstay courtside for Knicks games: @billsimmons hey bill – I don’t know you. I’ve missed being at...
Kenyon Martin told his teammates to wear black for Game 5 – funeral colors – as he guarantees to end the series with the Celtics.
According to the New York Daily News:
“[Jason Terry] was mouthing off before the game,” Kenyon Martin said. “He told me, ‘You’re not dancing at my funeral today.’’’
“We’re ending it Wednesday,” Martin said.
He even made it a point...
On the eve of game 5, vs the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks super-sixth man says that their wouldn't even be a game 5 had he not elbowed Jason Terry in the closing minutes of game 3. From NY Daily News: Jason Terry goes by the nickname “Jet,” while the monikers Knicks fans will undoubtedly call the Boston Celtics guard will fall under the category of “parental discretion...
J.R. Smith may have altered a series with one poor decision. He certainly forced his midweek plans to change.
When he dropped Boston's Jason Terry with an elbow to the chin late in Game 3 on Friday night, Smith earned a suspension that left the New York Knicks without their No. 2 scorer during the regular season for Game 4 on Sunday.
The Knicks didn't have enough offense...
Kenyon Martin encouraged his Knicks teammates to arrive for Game 5 in New York wearing black to represent the “Celtics funeral,” as a Knicks win would end the series and send Boston with a first-round playoff exit. His teammates heeded his advice as TNT showed J.R. Smith arriving in all black and caught Iman Shumpert’s black suit in the locker room.
Before the start of game five between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics, some players on the New York squad decided to enter Madison Square Garden dressed in all-black.
Why all-black you ask? Apparently, they were taking some comments made by Knicks forward Kenyon Martin to heart by wearing “funeral colors” to game five:
The funeral colors didn’t seem to work for...
You know things have gone horribly wrong when J.R. Smith is the one playing peacemaker.
At home with a chance to close out the Celtics, the Knicks arrived at the arena wearing all black. They got destroyed.
“Well, we was going to a funeral, but it looks like we got buried,” J.R. Smith said. “Basketball is a very humbling game.”
After the game, Carmelo Anthony (22 points)...
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I am trying to figure out how Mike Woodson didn’t know about this. Kenyon Martin was shouting about it for days and it was all over the news.
I guess he was so locked in on his work, that he wasn’t really paying attention, but once he found out after the Game 5 loss to the Celtics he was upset.
“I’m a little upset about that, and I’ve addressed that,” Woodson said after...
Wednesday night the Celtics faced elimination on the road in Madison Square Garden. The team came into the night down 3-1 in their opening playoff series against the Knicks, looking to force a game six back in Boston. Kenyon Martin and the Knicks declared this a "funeral game" as the team dressed in all black to represent the series ending tonight. The Celtics had other...
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“Yeah. That’s cool. I thought they wore that last game too,” Jason Terry said yesterday of the Martin comment. “For us it don’t change whether they wear white, pink, blue, black, green — it’s Game...