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New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd has become the first player to win back-to-back NBA sportsmanship awards.
Kidd received 91 first-place votes from league players and 2,474 total points Tuesday to claim the Joe Dumars Trophy in his first season in New York. He won the award last season, his final one in Dallas.
Three-time winner Grant Hill is only other player to win the award multiple times.
The NBA will make a $10,000 donation on behalf of Kidd to The Jason Kidd Foundation, which is dedicated to improving education for youngsters.
Golden State guard Stephen Curry, who won the award in 2011, finished second. Luol Deng of Chicago, the 2007 winner, was third.
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Jason Kidd of the New York Knicks is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2012-13 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner, the NBA announced today. Kidd becomes the first back-to-back winner, having won the award last season as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Additionally, Kidd is only the second player to win multiple NBA Sportsmanship awards, joining Grant Hill, who...
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
The Knicks failed to sweep the Celtics with a win in game four in Boston. Instead, the number two-seed team in the Eastern Conference suffered a 97-90 loss in Beantown, effectively bringing the series back to the Big Apple for game five.Such a loss was suffered on the heels of one of Carmelo Anthony's most inefficient offensive performances of the year (the forward scored 36...
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.
Knicks forward Kenyon Martin was almost a Celtic this year.
With Boston looking for some size off the bench, and Martin being a free-agent well into the season, many fans clamored for the C's to bring Martin in. While the two teams had talks and almost came to an agreement, things ended up falling apart. The Celtics move in a different direction and Martin hasn't been very...
Iman Shumpert tore his ACL a year ago and is not all the way back athletically, but he continues to get closer to full strength.
Shumpert had 12 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the New York Knicks' 97-90 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday in Game 4.
"I'm not really thinking about my knee," Shumpert said. "We've just got to win...
Ewing Athletics has been coming out with a few retro releases of the Ewing Athletics 33 HI.
Now sometime this summer, they are set to release the Ewing Athletics Focus featuring the colors of the New York Knicks, the team Patrick Ewing spent his NBA playing days with.
No word on a release date as of yet but when we find out, we'll be sure to let you know.
Every Wednesday at Turn On The Knicks our staff will debate an issue of the week surrounding the team here in Roundtable Format. Make sure to give everybody a follow on Twitter, along with follow the site right here. Let us know if you agree/disagree.
Give your prediction for when the Knicks will finish off the Celtics, who they will play in the second round and how that series...
Tempers flared following the Celtics 92-86 win over the Knicks on Wednesday night as Jordan Crawford, Carmelo Anthony, D.J. White and Raymond Felton exchanged words. Crawford appeared to trash talk Carmelo Anthony on his way to the locker room which caused a reaction from Felton and White who then had to be restrained by teammates.
ESPN New York breaks down Carmelo Anthony’s shooting woes in the series, particularly in isolation sets:
In the regular season, Anthony was in isolation on 26 percent of Knicks’ plays that ended with a field goal attempt, free throw or turnover from the All-Star. He had a 41.8 field goal percentage on such plays, according to data compiled by ESPN Stats & Information.
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...
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...
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...
Boston Celtics (1-3, 0-2 road) @ New York Knicks (3-1, 2-0 home) Madison Square Garden, 7:00 pm on TNT/WEEI Officials: Joe Crawford, James Capers, Sean Corbin Line: New York -9 (180) Get Tickets to Tonight’s Game at Madison Square Garden After getting beat soundly in the series' first 3 games, the Celtics managed to salvage Game 4 at home and avoid elimination. Boston led...
New York Knicks/Boston Celtics: Game 4
- Celtics trying to avoid being swept. Knicks playing without J.R. Smith, their Sixth Man of the Year (called it!).
- Celtics coming out strong and hitting shots early. The question is whether or not they can sustain that over a whole game. In each of the first three games there have been major scoring droughts that allowed the...