Bernard King’s Journey to Springfield: Bleacher Report.com posted their All-Time New York Knicks team. Bernie made the cut; he gets the start at small forward. (Frazier, Monroe, Reed, and Ewing) So here you have a guy on the New York Knicks all-time team and he is NOT in the basketball Hall of Fame? What really separates King from Carmelo Anthony, though, is the multi-faceted, two-way nature of his game. Not only was he a deft and willing passer, but he didn’t shy away from responsibility on the defensive end. He was superb at defending the passing lanes, and when healthy, could keep even the most elusive of athletes in front him.
1-This day in hoops: September 26, 1973 the late, great Wilt Chamberlain signed to coach the San Diego Conquistadors of the ABA. ‘The Stilt’ coached just one season; the squad went 37-47.
2-Bleacher Report on Ohio State men’s basketball; mainly DeShaun Thomas.
3-Howard Beck of the New York Times on the Brooklyn Nets. “Our focus is not beating the Knicks or being better than the Knicks,” said Billy King, Nets general manager. He added, “I don’t consume myself with the Knicks and anything they do.”
4- SB Nation.com with their list of the Top 100 College basketball players in the nation. Cody Zeller of Indiana checks in at # 1. Do you agree?
5- MLive.com Scott DeCampsat down with Tom Izzo for a Q&A. Izzo on Social Media: I hate it (he smirked). I think it’s going to be the death of all of us. I know there’s a plus to it and communications people will be mad at me, corporately there will be people mad at me, because it is a good marketing tool in some respects but, again, we’ve done what we do so well – we throw something out at young kids. We said, “Here, deal with it,” and we forgot to educate them on how to use it and how critical it can for them and how damaging it can be. …
I try to tell my guys, “Anytime you text, tweet, Facebook, do any of those instant messaging (things),” — I’ve got ‘em all now, and I’ve got an 18-year-old daughter – “just make sure what you say on there, you can say it right here with the TV cameras live and well. If you feel comfortable with that, then cool. If you don’t, you’re in trouble.” It is a new animal to deal with, though.