1. One of the NBA's All-Time Great What-Ifs: Kobe vs. Kyrie, 1-on-1, Who Ya Got?

    Kobe Bryant 's eyelids leapt open. He looked like a man who'd just been kissed by a ghost. But Kyrie Irving was adamant...

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  2. Can Former Lottery Pick Trey Burke Help Kristaps Porzingis, NY Knicks?

    NEW YORK — Only in January can the swapping of a third-string point guard for another feel relevant...

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  3. 'I Got to Figure Things Out': When Will Isaiah Thomas Mesh with Cavs Starters?

    TORONTO — This isn't new territory for the Cleveland Cavaliers . It's been like this for the past few years now, seasons full of peaks and valleys and questions and answers—only to see those answers followed by more questions...

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  4. What's Wrong with Kristaps Porzingis?

    Three months ago, Kristaps Porzingis heard the chants: "M-V-P." Of course, such songs are not exactly rare at Madison Square Garden, where end-of-bench reserves like Ron Baker have received such praise...

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  5. New Year's Resolutions for the 2018 New York Knicks

    'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. For the New York Knicks , who at 17-18 remain in the hunt for one of the Eastern Conference's eight playoff spots despite a four-game ...

    Yaron Weitzman Written by Yaron Weitzman about 25 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  6. Let's Normalize This: Meet Sarah Kustok, the NBA's First Solo Female Analyst

    Rule No. 1 when meeting Sarah Kustok: Never, ever, challenge her to a game of one-on-one, especially when the entire Brooklyn Nets roster is watching from the baseline. Just ask the New York Daily News ' Stefan Bondy how that will turn out...

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  7. A New Ricky Rubio: Living Like 'Tomorrow May Not Exist' After Loss of His Mother

    Ricky Rubio always wanted to jump out of an airplane. For years, it was a line on his bucket list, a mental file he treats with reverence. The thing is, he could never quite carve out the time...

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  8. Knicks' Playoff Potential Hinges on More Than Kristaps Porzingis

    NEW YORK — Raise your hand if you had the New York Knicks competing for a playoff spot this season...

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  9. Porzingis, Hornacek Won't Play Revisionist History Game with Carmelo Anthony

    BROOKLYN — Carmelo Anthony returns to Madison Square Garden Saturday night for the first time since being traded by the Knicks ...

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  10. NBA Players Share Fondest, Weirdest AOL Stories on AIM's Final Day

    Growing up in Queens, New York, Knicks big man Kyle O'Quinn spent his after-school hours the way many kids his age did: fighting with his older sister over access to the desktop computer they shared...

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  11. Nerlens Noel's Big-Money Contract Chase Takes Wrong Turn in Dallas

    On July 1, the official first day of the NBA 's 2017-18 free-agency season, the Mavericks came to Nerlens Noel , a restricted free agent at the time, with a contract offer: a four-year deal worth around $70 million, according to one league source...

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  12. The Joakim Noah Problem: What Can Knicks Do About 'Worst Contract in the NBA'?

    Referring to Joakim Noah 's current deal as a "bad contract" would be an insult to bad contracts everywhere...

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  13. Unicorn Maintenance 101: Why Kristaps Porzingis Is Flexing for NY Knicks

    TARRYTOWN , N.Y. — Kristaps Porzingis is adamant there's no secret behind the leap he's made this season from promising prospect to MVP-level stud...

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  14. Bothered by Trade Reaction Shade, Victor Oladipo Finally Scoring Like a Star

    Victor Oladipo had just landed in his home state of Maryland when a friend, accompanying him for the trip, turned to him with some news. "You were just traded to the Pacers for Paul George ," the friend said...

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  15. 'This Growth Process Is Fun': Rebuilding Knicks Are Proving They Can Compete

    NEW YORK — Jarrett Jack was bothered by the question. Not angry, more just confused. It was mid-September, and he'd recently signed a deal with the New York Knicks . The team was introducing him to the New York media for the first time...

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  16. Save Your Frank Ntilikina Slander, He's Worthy of Knicks' Lottery Pick

    NEW YORK — Forget, for a moment, the image from Monday night, that of a 19-year-old Frank Ntilikina, chest puffed out at LeBron James , like a kid standing up to the bully ...

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  17. 'I'm F--king Guarding Blake Griffin': What It's Really Like for New NBA Rookies

    Josh Jackson was always one of the biggest, strongest, most talented athletes on the court. It was like that when he was a kid growing up in San Diego, when he was in high school ...

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  18. Kristaps Porzingis Is a Lock Superstar, but How Secure Is Knicks' Future?

    NEW YORK — The funny part is that this wasn't even one of Kristaps Porzingis ' better games. Last season a 28-point outburst on 10-of-15 shooting would have been met with song and dance...

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  19. How Ben Simmons Has Jumped into the NBA Elite as a Rookie—Without a Jumper

    PHILADELPHIA — The NBA is supposed to be more difficult than college, right? At least that's what David Patrick, a TCU assistant coach who previously worked at LSU, had always heard until a recent conversation with his godson...

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  20. Inside the NBA's Most Essential Defensive Tactic

    As recently as five years ago, there would be no reason for a player like Caris LeVert to devote offseason time to studying cut-ups of Draymond Green playing defense...

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  21. From Unicorn to 'A Beast': Beefed-Up Kristaps Porzingis Scoring 29 a Game

    NEW YORK — The playbook for going against Kristaps Porzingis used to be simple. Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was the first to deploy it, when he decided last ...

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  22. 'They Need You': Inside Celtics Rookie Jayson Tatum's Wild First Week on the Job

    BOSTON — Sitting in a Ritz Carlton hotel room high above downtown Cleveland just hours before his NBA debut, Jayson Tatum considers the moment...

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  23. New York Knicks' Problems Go Well Beyond the Talent Gap

    BOSTON — Three games into their season and the New York Knicks already appear to be gunning for the title of Worst Team in the NBA . It's not just the losses, though there have been plenty of those...

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  24. Forget the Loss: Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid Offer Glimpse into Superstar Futures

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — They had a 6'10" rookie running the point and a 7-foot cult leader cavorting to the crowd any time one of his feathery mid-range jumpers ripped through the net...

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  25. Dennis Smith Jr. Is All the Way Up

    The Mavs rookie has been down and he's been mad, and he's got the scars to prove it. Now he's ready to take on the NBA's best. Good thing our guy can jump out the gym like Westbrook.

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