Found November 17, 2012 on
Taking Bad Schotz:
(Disclaimer: Written before Memphis beatdown…ironic) On Wednesday, I was not convinced. I was not convinced the Knicks were the team their record indicated. 5-0? I’ve seen the Knicks go on hot streaks before. So they beat the Heat. Big Whoop. Their shots were falling that night, but they’re not going to fall every night. The offense was still slow, Melo was still taking too many shots, and the Knicks just happened to start the season shooting the ball well. But, in New York, you would have thought they were competing in the Eastern Conference Finals. On television, on the radio, even on the streets people were riding high on these five victories. Five. Not ten, not even seven, five. I thought I may have been the only rational personal in the entire state of New York. Until Thursday. After their comeback win against the Spurs, I freely admit that I could not have been any more wrong about this Knicks team. Photo Credit: Darren Abate/AP This team is different than other Knicks teams of recent memory. For one, they have two new point guards in Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd, two guys who have played above and beyond their expectations so far. Jason Kidd has provided veteran leadership, while Felton has balanced that with his energized, win-hungry mentality that seems to have been contagious. Of course, Mike Woodson has done a great job so far as well. He’s making the game fun for the guys, encouraging them to put in more effort than they previously had, and has seemed to turn a team of high earning superstars, primarily concerned with their own personal stat lines, into a group of guys looking to win basketball games. On this team, it seems as if personal achievements take a backseat to the number in the win column. But aside from personnel changes, this Knicks team has something no Knick has had since the days of Alan Houston. This team has heart. They’ve bought into the team, they’ve bought into Mike Woodson, and it shows. When the Knicks were down by twelve points with seven minutes remaining to a top five team on the road, no one thought they had a chance. In the past, this team would have instantly folded. They would have stopped playing defense, started playing one on one basketball, and collapsed at that moment. Not these Knicks. They truly shocked the basketball world last night, and instead of lying down, they picked it up. Greg Popovich and his team did not know what hit them last night. They looked stunned, shell-shocked at the end of the game. And I, as a Knick fan, could not have been any more proud to see that. I’m excited about this new team; their drive, their players, their coaches, and am ready for what is about to be an unforgettable season. -Geller
BEST OF MAXIM
Early in the first quarter Jason Kidd had a wide open three-point shot that he decided to turn down in favor of his killer ball fake. The same ball fake that has worked wonders in him getting his defender in the air and drawing the foul. This time however, Kidd wasn’t as fortunate to just go to the charity stripe to knock down a few free throws. His defender corked him in the head...
New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd has been given a lot of flack for the headband he wore during Sunday's NBA game at MSG against the Indiana Pacers. However, Kidd was by no means trying to make a fashion statement.
Kidd was injured in the first quarter after being hit in the head by the teeth of Pacers guard Lance Stephenson on a head fake while attempting a 3-pointer. ...
Tony Parker may not be as fast as he once was, but he has got handles for days. Check out the below nasty crossover on Raymond Felton who looked like a lost kid in a mall following the desecration. One second you think you are going to have to fight off a screen on your left from Timmy Duncan, the next second you are feeling the breeze fromParker blowing by you on the right.
Sometimes, the life of NBA mascots can be a lonely life and last night, San Antonio Spurs mascot "Coyote" just wanted a little love.In the fourth quarter of the Knicks/Spurs game, New York's Jason Kidd drove to the basket and was wrapped-up by Tony Parker.The forward momentum of both players sent them into the stands and that's when the Coyote wanted a group hug:
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The New York Knicks remain undefeated after beating the San Antonio Spurs last night on the road. However, Raymond Felton was left looking lost after Tony Parker humiliated him with this sick crossover. I remember when the Spurs started winning titles, he was this young guy and he was always on the trade block. Now [...]
The Knicks bounced back from their loss at Memphis on Friday to beat up on the Pacers. In the first quarter, Knicks veteran Jason Kidd collided with Indiana guard Lance Stephenson. Stephenson’s tooth hit Kidd’s head leaving behind a cut that would require seven stitches and a headband to keep blood out of his eyes while [...]
Raymond Felton scored 25 points and the New York Knicks stayed
undefeated by rallying to beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-100 on
Though the San Antonio Spurs dropped their first home game to the undefeated New York Knicks last night, Tony Parker did have a nice play for Spurs fans to enjoy at the expense of guard Raymond Felton.
In the second quarter of last night's game, TP crossed up Felton leaving Raymond all turned around. Check it out.
Hey, Spurs fans will take it despite Felton dropping...
Looking for the killer crossover from last night's NBA action?Check out Spurs guard Tony Parker leaving Knicks guard Raymond Felton in the dust with this nasty crossover:
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker and New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd found themselves in a hug as they kept each other from falling into the stands during the fourth quarter of Thursday night's NBA game at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs Coyote mascot tried to get in on the action and turn it into a group hug, but was a second too late as neither Parker or Kidd saw him...
SAN ANTONIO -- Raymond Felton had 25 points and seven assists to lead the undefeated New York Knicks to 104-100 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night at the AT&T Center. The Knicks improved to 6-0, with half of the wins coming on the road. Down by 12 with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Knicks made a furious comeback and took the lead on a J.R. Smith...
When it comes to naming the best point guards in this era of the NBA, the usuals are Rajon Rondo, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Jason Kidd, and Chris Paul. Yet time and time again, San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker tends to be mentioned a notch below despite owning three NBA championship rings, and an NBA Finals MVP trophy.
However, last season Parker had a career year, receiving...
SAN ANTONIO -- Off to their best start since the 1993-94 season, the New York Knicks are erasing skeletons of the past, game by game. They got rid of another one Thursday in San Antonio. Raymond Felton had 25 points and seven assists to lead the undefeated Knicks to a 104-100 win over the Spurs at the AT&T Center. The Knicks improved to 6-0, remaining the only unbeaten...