Posts Tagged ‘New York Knicks’

Throwback Thursday: Best teams of the 1960s


VIDEO: Wilt Chamberlain became a dominant NBA force in the 1960s

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball.

Today’s Topic: Best Teams of 1960s

This week we continue our Throwback Thursday: Best Teams of Each Decade series by looking at the best teams to play in the 1960s.

Make sure to check back next week for our look at the best teams of the 1970s!

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)


Gallery: TBT: Best Teams of 1960s

Which of these teams do you think would do best in today’s NBA? Leave your comments below!

All-Access at 2014 Summer League

By Jeff Case

NBA Summer League is well underway in Las Vegas — in fact, we’re already in the tournament stage of the competition. As you’d expect, there have been a bunch of youngsters who have surprised (our Scott Howard-Cooper is all over it on the Rookie Ladder) and we’ve even had a couple of shots that nearly made us fire up the Horry Scale.

The other part of the fun of Summer League is seeing how the NBA’s youngsters learns on the job — and on the bench. Not only do rookies get more playing time than they might get on their team come the regular season, but assistant coaches (often the men who lead Summer League teams) get to try their hand at their craft, too.

With that all being said, here’s a look at some different folks participating in Summer League, courtesy of their respective team websites …


VIDEO: Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova takes part in Summer League


VIDEO: Listen in as Knicks swingman Cleanthony Early participates in the Las Vegas Summer League


VIDEO: Wolves rookie Zach LaVine gets ready for his Summer League experience


VIDEO: Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool coaches up the team during Summer League


VIDEO: Kings assistant coach Chris Jent leads the team through a Summer League practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Knicks welcome back Carmelo Anthony

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There was some question the last few weeks as to which franchise Carmelo Anthony would end up playing with going forward. But after visiting teams from coast to coast, Melo ended up re-signing with the New York Knicks, and the Knicks made this video to celebrate his return.


VIDEO: Melo NY

Metta World Peace gets pranked

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As part of Jimmy Kimmel‘s series of shows that ran before the NBA Finals, he decided to have some fun with All Ball favorite Metta World Peace. So Kimmel recruited Metta’s former Knicks teammate Amar’e Stoudemire, and along with Jimmy’s Cousin Sal, they gave Metta a limo ride he won’t soon forget…


VIDEO: Pranking Metta

No. 20 – Wilkins has his moment

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Name: Eddie Lee Wilkins

Eddie Lee Wilkins

In 1990 vs. Portland, Eddie Lee Wilkins had a memorable game.

Position: Center/Forward

Vitals: 6-foot-10, 220 pounds

Birthday: May 7, 1962

College: Gardner-Webb

Drafted in 1984: 133rd overall (No. 17 in sixth round) by New York Knicks

Draft fact: On November 15th, 1990, Eddie Lee Wilkins, the 133rd player selected in the 1984 Draft, scored 20 points in 20 minutes for the New York Knicks against the Portland Trail Blazers.

We’re just 20 hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.

No. 21 – Martin gets in the game

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Brian Martin

Brian Martin played five games for Portland in 1985-86.

Name: Brian Martin

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 212 pounds

Position: Forward

Birthday: Aug. 18, 1962

College: Kansas

Drafted in 1984: 185th overall (No. 1 in ninth round) by Indiana Pacers

Draft fact: Brian Martin, the 185th player selected at the 1984 Draft, saw 21 minutes of NBA action. He is the latest-selected player from the class to actually get into an NBA game.

We’re just 21 hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.

No. 40 – Bannister a rookie shot-swatter

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Ken Bannister

Ken Bannister always played strong around the hoop.

Name: Ken Bannister

Position: Forward

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 235 pounds

Birthday: April 1, 1960

College: St. Augustine’s College

Drafted in 1984: 156th overall (No. 17 in seventh round) by New York Knicks

Draft fact: Ken “The Animal” Bannister, who was taken with the 156th pick in the 1984 Draft, blocked 40 shots in his rookie season with the New York Knicks.

We’re just 40 hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.

Throwback Thursday: 1969-70 New York Knicks


VIDEO: 1970 NBA Finals

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball.

Today’s Topic: 1970 NBA Champion New York Knicks

 

The New York Knicks won their first NBA Championship 44 years ago today on May 8, 1970 by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 113-99 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

This squad was anchored by the 1970 NBA MVP Willis Reed and featured four future Hall of Famers as well as a future of Hall of Fame coach. To honor this historic team, we take this Throwback Thursday to look back at the most important players on the 1970 NBA Champion New York Knicks.

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)


Gallery: TBT: 1970 NBA Champion New York Knicks

Who’s was your favorite player on the 1970 Knicks? Leave your comments below!

The Knicks were Shaqtin’ A Fool

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Shaqtin’ A Fool, the weekly compilation of lowlights on “Inside the NBA,” has become one of the most popular segments on the show. (And if you frequent the All Ball blog, you know we post Shaqtin’ each week right here on this blog.) And while we all know Shaq has his favorite players to regularly appear — JaVale McGee, Kendrick Perkins, etc. — in retrospect, for this season at least, it seems like Shaq also may have had a favorite team.

In this Youtube compilation video, someone cut together all the different Knicks appearances on Shaqtin’ A Fool from this season. Warning: It is over 5 minutes long.


VIDEO: Shaqtin’ A Knicks

(via TNLP)

Stat, Tyson play bully ball in Oakland

Coaches are fond of telling their team that whoever plays with the most physicality will win nine out of 10 times. The Pistons of the late 1980s took that to heart and it led to a dynasty and adulation many years later.

It didn’t work as well for the early to mid-90s New York Knicks, who boasted a trio of imposing bruisers — Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, Anthony Mason — but couldn’t get out the East. Throughout the years, plenty of teams followed the rough and tumble blueprint. While it doesn’t always result in a championship, a physical brand of basketball does make things competitive…which is ultimately what we want to see.

Sunday night at ORACLE Arena, the (current) Knicks discovered what a bit of nasty could do. First Tyson Chandler got demonstrative on Jermaine O’Neal, capped off by a searing stare-down:


VIDEO: Tyson Chandler sends Jermaine O’Neal to the ground, then scowls at him

Then a quarter later, Amar’e Stoudemire did exactly what a 6-foot-10 person is supposed to do when a 6-foot-3 person is in his way under the rim:


VIDEO: Amar’e Stoudemire snatches board from Stephen Curry and throws down

Gotta love how Stephen Curry just helped himself to his feet, wiped his mouth off with his jersey and trotted up the court. As fierce as any competitor in the NBA, he dropped a cool 32 points and single-handedly almost led Golden State to a dub. But for another night at least, the bullies captured the flag.