The 1998-99 Knicks was a team with a lot heart, and a lot of grit. A team that had an improbable run through the NBA playoffs. This team was the eighth seed in the playoffs, but beat Miami, Atlanta, and Indiana to get to the NBA Finals. Unfortunately in the NBA Finals, they would lose to the Spurs in five.
This team will be celebrated today at MSG. However, a player who was apart of that run was not invited. Backup point guard Chris Childs will not be at MSG. Childs told TheKnicksBlog.com why that might be the case:
“I have no idea. I talked to John Starks the other day. Allan Houston, Kurt Thomas, and Larry Johnson all have my number. It might have to do with me supporting Charles Oakley.”\
We all know what happened between Oakley and the Knicks!
If that is the case, the Knicks are being a little ridiculous. While he was a not the main reason the Knicks made it to the NBA Finals, he did help them get there. Hopefully, the Knicks have a good reason for not inviting Childs.
A Patriots’ employee, who had the Vince Lombardi Trophy in their car, was involved in a car accident in Maine on Friday night. Apparently, the employee’s car hit a deer. Fortunately for the Patriots’ employee, they were not hurt and the trophy was intact. The trophy was from the Patriots’ victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl 51.
Based off the tweet below by the Patriots, the trophy did get to its location on Saturday.
Ryan Leaf went through a rough stretch in his life. He dominated at Washington State, which led to him being the second pick by the Chargers in the 1998 Draft. However, things went awry from there. He flamed out in San Diego, and ultimately struggled during his other NFL stops. Leaf officially retired from the NFL in 2002. Leaf would struggle with drug issues after his career, and eventually he would serve jail time. Today, Leaf is sober and working to help others with their sobriety.
Kudos to Ryan Leaf!
John Wall is definitely going to owe the NBA some money after last night. Wall was none too happy after the Wizards’ 95-88 lost to the Jazz. The Wizards did lose last night, but Wall felt his team was not the reason:
“We didn’t lose this game. The refs made us lose this game. We fought hard to give ourselves a chance. But you don’t shoot 31 free throws to 16 the way we attack the basket as a team. That’s how I feel about it.”
The impossible happened last night. If I had not seen it with my own eyes, I would have thought it was an April Fool’s joke. UConn women really lost last night.
Here is how Twitter responded:
“I don’t believe what I just saw!” Mississippi State did the impossible by beating UConn in the National Semi-Finals 66-64 in OT. Mississippi State’s Morgan William hit the game winning jump shot at the buzzer. The victory for Mississippi State ends UConn’s 111- game win streak.
Mississippi State will now play South Carolina in the National Championship Game!
Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson put a hurting on Alabama’s defense in back to back National Championship games; the second time around he was able to win a title. Alabama football fans have a long memory! Watson tried to go to a restaurant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but he was not welcomed. Because he was not welcomed, Watson would leave the restaurant.
SB Nation reports that the manager of the restaurant stated that Watson was not kicked out.
Here is the video below:
Russell Westbrook is now two triple-doubles behind the all-time single season mark of 41; after recording triple-double number 39 against the Spurs in Oklahoma City on Friday night. Unfortunately for OKC, they blow a 21-point 3rd quarter lead and lose 100-95 to the Spurs.
Westbrook finished with 32 pts, 15 rebs, and 12 asts
OKC has 7 games left.
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Russell Westbrook is chasing the single season triple-double record held by Oscar Robertson. The record was set in the 1961-62 season. Robertson gave ESPN his thoughts on whether he wants Westbrook to break his record:
“I’m rooting for him,” Robertson told ESPN. “I hope he does it.”
Also, Robertson believes that no guard in the NBA can beat Westbrook one-on-one:
“I was talking to some basketball people the other night, and I said, I don’t think any of these guards can beat him on a one-on-one game.”
Furthermore, Robertson believes that Westbrook should be the MVP.
Should be interesting to see if the voters will agree with Robertson.