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Michigan State Hoops Joins Celebration of "Princess Lacey" at Breslin Center

Michigan State Hoops Joins Celebration of “Princess Lacey” at Breslin Center

These stories start to sting more when you have a young daughter. Yet, there is still something beautiful to be taken away from Thursday’s tribute to Lacey Holsworth in East Lansing, Michigan. If you don’t know the story of “Princess Lacey,” who died a week ago at age 8 following a bout with cancer, check […]

Goodbye, Mistress Bracket

Goodbye, Mistress Bracket

I want CHAOS. ANARCHY. Give me the first #16 seed victory. Double digit seeds scattered everywhere into the later rounds. Brackets CRUSHED INSTANTANEOUSLY. That’s what I’m rooting for in this year’s NCAA Tournament. In fact, it’s been that way for six years now. Ever since my mistress and I parted ways… Originally published on this […]

VIDEO: Knicks Fan’s YouTube Rant of Year (NSFW)

Forget about write-ups. If you’re a Knicks fan, or even if you’re not, just watch this. CAN’T BELIEVE I missed this. A longtime Knickerbocker backer goes off following the team’s embarrassing 41-point blowout home loss to the Boston Celtics on December 8th. Quite possibly, the best YouTube sports rant I’ve ever witnessed. This man speaks […]

Celtics offer video tribute to Doc Rivers

Celtics offer video tribute to Doc Rivers

We’ve always been big Doc Rivers fans. Just believe he’s a good man and a good coach. You got the sense with his move to Los Angeles and the Clippers that there was only respect on both sides — and acknowledgement of a move that had to be made for both organizations. Ultimately, I think […]

Houston Rockets sing "I Have a Little Dreidel" in honor of hanukkah's first night

Houston Rockets sing “I Have a Little Dreidel” in honor of hanukkah’s first night

The Houston Rockets once again took to the video camera and Interwebs to make sure Hanukkah gets its just due. To celebrate the first night of the festival of lights, players sung along to the classic jam “I Had a Little Dreidel.” The results are predictably fantastic. Nicely done, Rockets.

Marcus Smart is one of college basketball's most likable stars

Marcus Smart is one of college basketball’s most likable stars

Sports these days can make you cynical. With all the jersey popping, chest pounding and constant self-promotion, it’s sadly becoming less and less common to find a seemingly selfless star. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State’s sophomore stud, is delightfully bucking that trend. Smart stole the show — and the headlines — on Tuesday night torching the […]

Reminded that Melo just isn't among the NBA's truly elite players

Reminded that Melo just isn’t among the NBA’s truly elite players

There are some moments that bring things to light that you knew were there. Instances that provide clarity based on contrast. Last night’s Knicks-Bulls game was one of those occasions. It was a subtle reminder to any of those delusional Knicks fans (of whom there are droves) that NO, Carmelo Anthony isn’t among the NBA’s […]

Metta World Peace Rocks Subway From Queensbridge to MSG Debut

Metta World Peace Rocks Subway From Queensbridge to MSG Debut

I’ve got to admit it. Misguided or not, the signing of Metta World Peace was by far my favorite move Knicks move this offseason. Sure, he promises some occasionally unwanted entertainment (although he guarantees some high-quality comedic relief too). And, yes, he’s getting older and his health worries me. That said, it’s great to see […]

Chris Smith Makes the Knicks and Reminds Us How Ridiculous the Knicks Really Are

Chris Smith Makes the Knicks and Reminds Us How Ridiculous the Knicks Really Are

When I was a college kid pledging a fraternity, we occasionally talked about “package deals.”  It was in the context of rush. Hey, we can’t give this kid a bid unless we give this one, they’re a “package deal.” Whenever that kind of talk popped up, it got quickly squashed. It was stupid. You should […]

Serge Ibaka as Prince Akeem Wins Halloween Early

Serge Ibaka as Prince Akeem Wins Halloween Early

This is just fantastic stuff via SB Nation.   My personal passion for Halloween may have faded but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a winner. Check this out from Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka. Really, what else needs to be said? Apparently, this is what Ibaka rocked to a Halloween-themed party hosted by […]

Northwestern Hoopster James Montgomery Awarded Scholarship in Front of Team

Northwestern Hoopster James Montgomery Awarded Scholarship in Front of Team

Well, this is pretty much a slam dunk for this blog, huh? The good part of the college game? Check. Tugs at the heart strings? Check. Feel good all around? Check. Watch and enjoy as James Montgomery III, a senior walk-on guard at Northwestern, is awarded a full scholarship. Head coach Chris Collins shares the […]

Saying Goodbye to A.I. and Remembering the Garden in 1996

Saying Goodbye to A.I. and Remembering the Garden in 1996

It was March of 1996, and I was 19 years-old. To be honest, I can’t remember why we had tickets for the Big East Championship game at Madison Square Garden or what I was even doing home (Spring break?). I do know Mom and I were not too far from the floor, and I could […]