Maybe the Brooklyn Nets owe their just-fired coach P.J. Carlesimo an apology.
Someday, you'll be able to tell your grandchildren you remember the last time the Miami Heat lost.
The Madison Square Garden crowd was deflated on Sunday after they watched the Knicks blow a 16-point lead and lose to LeBron James and the Miami Heat, 99-93.
The Brooklyn Nets entered Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat in position to make a statement. And they made plenty of them before the game even started.
Entering Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat, a shocking 112-92 win, it was still theoretically possible to downplay the impressive start to the season from the New York Knicks.
It is hard to overstate the task before the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday evening, when they face the defending champion Miami Heat on the road. But the game also looms as an opportunity.
Walt Frazier, dressed in his signature style, spoke to the New York Times on Wednesday, and offered his thoughts on the state of the team.
Everyone from Kobe Bryant to President Obama weighed in on the question of which Dream Team was the best.(1)
LeBron James supposedly wasn't capable of coming through when it mattered. Never mind the Eastern Conference championships with Miami and a severely undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers team, or the performances like this one back in 2007, when he scored Cleveland's final 25 points in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
President Obama's campaign will host a basketball themed fund-raiser at Chelsea Piers later this month.
"Please join basketball's greatest super stars and shoot some hoops to benefit the Obama Campaign in New York City," says an invitation for the event on August 22.
From the moment LeBron James signed with the Miami Heat in the summer of 2010, or maybe from the moment he entered the league, the rest of the N.B.A. has essentially been wondering what would happen if he ever figured out how to combine his prodigous scoring ability with remarkable passing skills in precisely the amount necessary to win a championship.
For all the fatalism surrounding the New York Knicks entering Sunday's Game 4 against the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden—the long odds facing any team down 3-0 in a best-of-seven series, the 13-game playoff losing streak going back 11 years, the endless injuries, both unlucky and idiotic&mdash,the crowd was in a celebratory mood beforehand.