Roughly one hour after Phil Jackson selected Latvian center Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick in last Thursday’s NBA draft, the Knicks president issued a statement through a press release that seemingly suggested the 19-year-old would someday emerge as a franchise player.
Being the coach of LeBron Raymone James, the undisputed best basketball player in the world, is a complex position.
When the 2014-2015 NBA season began, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, in their deepest phase of REM sleep, couldn’t have dreamed of being in the Finals as a teammate of the wondrous LeBron James.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ dreams of an NBA title became a little cloudy Tuesday when the team’s general manager, David Griffin, revealed that Kevin Love, the Cavs’ versatile power forward, would likely be out for the rest of the season with a severe left shoulder injury.
Saturday night, 38-year-old Floyd Mayweather and 36-year-old Manny Pacquiao will meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a welterweight bout that theoretically will determine who is the so-called best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
The opening week of the NBA playoffs have reaffirmed what the regular season clearly established: The Eastern Conference is demonstratively inferior to the Western Conference from top to bottom.
Fans angrily questioned the value of the Knicks winning games that, in their view, were meaningless and theoretically jeopardizing a guaranteed top three pick, which they would receive by finishing with the worst record in the NBA.
It was unsurprising, in fact, it was expected, when a chorus of Knicks fans concluded that Derek Fisher did not possess the necessities to be a capable coach in the NBA barely four months into his first season on the bench.
Hope built on a sound strategy is the essence of the message Phil Jackson delivered to Knicks season ticket holders Monday.
A little under a month ago, Billy Turnage still felt the pain of one of the most heartbreaking losses of his nine-year tenure as head coach of Wings Academy.