When Amar’e Stoudemire took the stage after the screening of his new documentary, In The Moment, last Thursday night at Marquee, he genuinely seemed to appreciate the attention and applause that greeted him from the packed house of athletes, musicians, fashion designers and more than a few men in yarmulkes.
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During last Friday’s Knicks game against the Bulls, owner Jim Dolan ordered audio technicians to secretly tape the forward’s every word, NJ.com reported. Mr. Dolan requested that Mr. Anthony’s every word on the court and on the bench be recorded and sent to him.
The secret directive comes after Mr. Anthony was suspended for getting in a fight with Celtic Kevin Garnett after the Boston player allegedly insulted Mr. Anthony’s wife during a January 7 game at the Garden.
on the rebound
Basketball is back. Three weeks after opening night was canceled in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, four months after the Knicks let Jeremy Lin slip out of town, 13 years since the Knicks’ fluke run to the NBA finals, and two decades since Pat Riley’s tough-guy team captivated New York in the early years of the Giuliani era, fans in the world’s greatest basketball city care without cynicism again.
The Isiah Thomas era and the Knicks’ failed pursuit of LeBron James are old news. The Nets’ long struggle for big-city relevance got lost somewhere in New York harbor. When the teams squared off Monday night in Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center, the city had plenty to cheer about: real stars, the top two spots in the Atlantic Division standings and the eyes of millions upon us.
Pity poor Mike D’Antoni, former coach of the NY Knickerbockers.
While you’re at it, pity poor Larry Brown, and poor Lenny Wilkens, and poor Don Chaney, and poor Jeff Van Gundy.
Madison Square Garden has been quiet—too quiet—since summer’s end. The world’s most famous arena is in the midst of what promises to be a glorious renovation, but something has been missing. With all due respect to hockey’s Rangers, the place hasn’t been the same without the Knicks.
Luckily, that’s about to change, and none too soon.
“I only really party when I’m in New York or Italy,” said Kirstie Alley, between puffs on a cigarette, sitting on the dock next to the naval ship Intrepid. “And I’ve been in New York for a while now,” she finished.
The Transom was floating on DJ Cassidy’s 30th birthday party; for this summer’s rendition—the Read More
Red Carpet Real Estate
Donald Trump may want to buy the Mets, but the developer with a real feel for the game—as well as basketball, it turns out—is Extell’s Gary Barnett. Scoring the extra point is the fact that he famously beat Trump out at Riverside South, where many of the city’s top athletes are now moving.
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For the first time in more than a decade, the Knicks are generating some late-winter excitement in Madison Square Garden. The arrival of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to go along with the off-season’s big addition, Amar’e Stoudemire, has the team headed in the right direction after years of mediocrity.
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Last Wednesday afternoon, James Dolan rose from his stool on a makeshift stage in the bowels of Madison Square Garden and shuffled to the podium to introduce Carmelo Anthony, the unstoppable small forward for whom the Knicks had just dealt half of their starting lineup to anoint as the team’s latest savior.
“While we have Read More