New York Knicks sign John Shurna to one year deal

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The leading scorer in the Big Ten last season, and greatest player in Northwestern history finally has a NBA home, as multiple sources report the New York Knicks have signed John Shurna.

It’s a one year deal for Shurna, who struggled with the Atlanta Hawks summer league this past season.

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Let the rivalry begin: Can Lebron-Durant compare to Bird-Magic?

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Since LeBron James took his talents to South Beach and Kevin Durant proved himself as the NBA’s most dangerous offensive weapon, we’ve wanted nothing more than the inevitable NBA Finals matchup pitting these two against each other.  Now that it’s finally here, don’t expect this to be a one-time confrontation.  In reality, this LeBron v. Durant championship showdown—a preview of more Finals matchups to come, no doubt—should be the beginning of a storied NBA rivalry, one that could ultimately evoke memories of the Bird-Magic duels of the 80s. [Read more…]

Jeremy Lin book set to drop later this month

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A new book about basketball phenomenon Jeremy Lin and his success on the court and in life will be published March 26, just 53 days after his stunning debut on February 4th as the New York Knicks’ newest superstar.

McGraw-Hill is rushing “WIN LIKE LIN: Finding Your Inner Linsanity on the Way to Breakout Success” to press to meet the insatiable appetite of fans around the world hungry for Everything Lin this winter.

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Deron Williams schools Jeremy Lin by dropping 38 on him

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Deron Williams made a statement with his game. He said “welcome to the big boy table Jeremy Lin, this is how we do it here.” Or maybe “I’m getting sick of hearing about Linsanity, let’s silence it.”

The New York Knicks lost for the second time in the Lin era falling to the rival New Jersey Nets 100-92. Williams scored a season high 38, with eight 3s and 6 assists, absolutely putting a clinic on the international media sensation. And you might have seen this coming, given how D. Will reacted to questions about Lin a few days ago:

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Jeremy Lin Podcast: Dorf of Sports

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On this edition of Dorf On Sports, Fred  and Andy f talk about Jeremy Lin, the newest star in the NBA and for the New York Knicks. This is truly the best sports story I have ever seen. He has had an impact not only on his team but the entire NBA. We also talk about how weak the Pac-12 is in basketball.

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Chinese celebrating Knicks’ Jeremy Lin as their own; spiting Taiwan

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Who knew the underdog story of a star basketball player in America would parallel political strife in the Far East? And that he would become yet another point of disagreement between a world power and a fledgling separatist state?

Jeremy Lin is the feel good story for the NBA and America at large. The underdog story of a Taiwanese-American and Harvard graduate who had no D-1 offers and went undrafted is dominating sports media right now.

Lin had 38 points versus Kobe Bryant and the New York Knicks. The legend grew. Then he hit a buzzer-beating, game winning three-pointer versus the Toronto Raptors last night. With Tuesday’s 90-87 win over Toronto, the Knicks are now 7-0 in the Lin era. In just a week and change, the Knicks have gone from coach-on-the-seat to playoff position.

His exploits have caught world media attention, and made him a huge star in Taiwan, an obscure island state (recognized as a nation by just 23 countries, considered part of China by the rest) with a population of 23 million. The Taiwanese are currently celebrating Lin as one of their own countrymen.

However the Chinese have sovereignty of Taiwan, and therefore the Chinese believe Lin is one of theirs.

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Taiwan embracing NY Knicks Jeremy Lin as one of their own

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Jeremy Lin is the feel good story for the NBA and America at large. The underdog story of a Taiwanese-American and Harvard graduate who had no D-1 offers and went undrafted is dominating sports media right now.

Lin had 38 points versus Kobe Bryant and the New York Knicks. The legend grew. Then he hit a buzzer-beating, game winning three-pointer versus the Toronto Raptors last night. With Tuesday’s 90-87 win over Toronto, the Knicks are now 7-0 in the Lin era. In just a week and change, the Knicks have gone from coach-on-the-seat to playoff position.

His exploits have caught world media attention, and made him a huge star in Taiwan, an obscure island state (recognized as a nation by just 23 countries, considered part of China by the rest) with a population of 23 million.

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NBA Free Agent Signings: Chandler, Young, Cook, Thornton

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Our resident NBA nerd David Kay is on vacation this week; in a much warmer place. However, being out of the country hasn’t stopped him from being on top of the news. He’s got a lot to say on what’s been going on with the league this week.

New York Knicks sign C Tyson Chandler to 4-year, $58 million contract

The Knicks land one of the most coveted free agents and add a true big man to compliment forwards Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.  Chandler will finally provide New York with a defensive minded big man who can rebound, block shots, and fill up space in the middle, and also allow Amare to stay at his natural power forward position.

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Knicks and Nets Ticket Holders Seek Refund, Protest NBA Lockout!

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The spirit of Occupy Wall St. moves up to midtown tomorrow. The NBA lockout is alienating people left and right. If this continues, they’ll keep losing fans en masse all the way to next season. If there’s a season.

New York state Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D- 14th district) will join New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets fans and season ticketholders tomorrow, Wednesday November 23, 2011 at 12 pm as they request a full refund for the whole season due to the NBA Walkout.

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New York Knicks, Rangers Tickets to see Huge Spike

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The price of success is heavy if you’re a New York Knicks fan. With a place in the post-season looking likely for the first time in seven years, the decision to raise season ticket prices does seem reasonable. But a 49% average hike is surely a bit extreme.

That’s what Madison Square Garden Inc, which owns the Knicks and MSG, will be asking fans of the basketball side to fork out, though. Meanwhile, fans of NHL side Rangers will see an average price increase of 23%.

Knicks ticket prices have only risen once during the past 10 years, while actually remaining unchanged for the last six as the team failed to make the post-season. However, with Brooklyn-born forward Carmelo Anthony and center Amar’e Stoudemire leading the way, that prolonged absence appears likely to end.

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Bulls-Knicks: Big Market (but sub.500) B-ball

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