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Portland should've played Drazen Petrovic more.
Knicks had their own Jordan Rule - on the whiteboard the letters "FMJ" - which you can figure out.
And JR got in trouble for untying shoelaces!
Of course, nice thing about covering Daly, Fitch, JVG was being able to learn a lot from them. Not so much of that allowed w/Knicks now.
I'm old - but feel very privileged to have covered teams coached by Chuck Daly, Jeff Van Gundy, Bill Fitch and Pat Riley. Oh, and Cal.
Admit it, you'd love a Laimbeer on your team. Any star would. But in today's game, where everyone is friends? Not sure.
I feel ignorant and young as ever for not even knowing about that comment about Bird. Had never heard it.
I'd imagine Kevin Garnett is watching this Bad Boys 30 for 30 and asking J-Kidd, "So wait, I can punch guys in the head in the playoffs?"
Today, Isiah would be dubbed a guy who "can't win" and movement to fire Daly would rage into the offseason. Instead, they grew from it.
Think about the bad pass by Isiah, Laimbeer doesn't come to ball and Daly laments failure to call timeout. Then think of Twitter reacting.
I thought Knicks and Bulls games were rough during the JVG era - but with Bad Boys, punching guys in the head not an ejectable offense.
Parrish slugs Laimbeer twice in the face. Cleans his clock. "There were not ejections."
Trying to imagine how LeBron would react to a hard foul from Laimbeer or Mahorn. **does not compute**
LAIMBEER. cold blooded.
Johnny Most. Just the best ever.
Dennis Rodman is the definition of high motor.
Need a good restaurant in Midtown. Any suggestions??
Offered a "Why the Knicks were so bad" story to my editor earlier in the wk. He asked, "What is there to say that you haven't already said?"
*sits down to write opus* http://t.co/bo9ccY3vvw
I think my favorite part of today's proceedings was Carmelo referencing himself as "financially stable."
I'm just hoping that one of the writers asks Masai Ujiri about Berman's "Take that, Masai Ujiri."
Asked if Knicks could make these changes with Woodson as coach, Tyson said: "I feel like everybody has to go back and look in the mirror."
Tyson basically said the team needed to make wholesale schematic changes -- offense, defense.
By the way, it's a little disappointing how little regard Melo has for an extra $30 million when I'm sweating $30.00.
Tyson Chandler said the Knicks need a "winning culture." He wasn't as effusive in his support for Mike Woodson as Melo was.
Amar'e Stoudemire says the team needs "pros." Tyson Chandler says the team needs "winning culture."
Tyson Chandler says it's not about shuffling personnel but establishing a "winning culture.'' By that means championship culture.
Melo: Wants to stay. Wants to evaluate options. Wants to win. Rehabbing shoulder. Likes Woody. Embarrassed by season. Wore red hat.
Melo has been consistent all year about his situation. Always said preference is to stay. However, due diligence in FA is important.
Chandler says he'd be in favor of a lot of things changing schematically, on offense and especially on defense.
Chandler: "I feel like teams with way less talent made the playoffs" over us
Chandler says he wont talk with Carmelo this summer abt his FA decision. Says that's for Carmelo and his family to do.
Basically Carmelo Anthony said he wants to come back, but he doesn't know if he's coming back.
More Melo on $: "The contract will be the contract regardless. I like to consider myself financially stable."
Melo on $: "Yes, we play the sport to make money. Let’s be quite frank. But at this point in my career, I’m not concerned about the money."
And yes -- I found it funny that Amare said hes learned more from Woodson defensively than any other coach. Only other coach he's had is MDA
Amar'e Stoudemire said he spoke with Steve Mills & Phil Jackson in exit interviews today. He said he didn't see Mike Woodson at the facility
Stoudemire says Phil Jackson and Steve Mills conducting exit interviews. Mike Woodson not involved, apparently.
Now we see why Woodson didn't want to comment on exit interviews - Phil and Steve Mills conducted them.
Amar'e said he hasn't seen Mike Woodson today. Phil Jackson and Steve Mills did the exit interviews.
Amare says definitively that he hasn't seen Woodson today; further evidence that Woodson wasnt involved in exit interviews
Amare says he realizes that Woodson is under fire, but that he's learned more defensively under Woodson than any coach he's had.
Woodson declined comment yesterday on whether he'd be involved in exit meetings. Now sounds as if he wasn't involved today.
Amare suggests that Woodson wasnt involved in exit interviews today -- just spoke w Phil Jackson and GM Steve Mills.
Carmelo Anthony sounded absolutely tormented about not being in the playoffs. Said he's been losing sleep.
For you hat-ologists, this was Carmelo the day after last season while getting the John Gotti treatment from a friend http://t.co/XCng6IYTmh
Goth Melo: The messed up thing is we dug ourselves a huge grave coming into the season, losing games that come back to haunt us right now.
Melo is brilliant at covering every side: I want to come back. But I also want to win.
Carmelo's red hat also said "NY" right across the front of it, for what it's worth.
This could be Carmelo's last press conference as a Knick. (I'm making it dramatic since we all know he'll be back). http://t.co/Cn6x9YKysi
Carmelo was wearing a red baseball cap as he spoke with reporters.....Bulls red if you will.
Melo said if the plan is to build for 2015 he can't be a part of another losing season.
Carmelo was getting choked up as he talked about not making the playoffs and about what Mike Woodson means to him. Very emotional.
Melo said he would support Woodson coming back to Knicks. Of course, that doesn't mean he would be playing for him.
Melo said he's financially stable - "At this point in my career it’s about winning. Nothing else even matters."
Melo said he played some of the best ball of his career under Woodson, and spoke highly of him.