Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

The Knicks’ season has been yet another disappointment, as New York is 16 games out of first place in the Atlantic Division. Coach Derek Fisher was sent packing last month, and interim coach Kurt Rambis has not had any success, either, going 2-6.

Fans have grown frustrated with the team’s play, and understandably so. Late in Tuesday night’s loss to the Trail Blazers, a heckler sitting near the Knicks bench directed his anger at forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony responded by encouraging the man to direct his frustration to team owner James Dolan, who was sitting nearby.

“He kept calling my name, calling my name, saying, ‘You guys suck, you guys suck,’ ” Anthony said. “At that point I was trying to gather myself and I turned around, all I did was point at Dolan and told him, ‘Look, the owner’s right there. Ask for your money back.’ ”

Added Anthony: “He’s calling me and telling me he’s never coming to another game and we suck. Just don’t want to hear that. I pointed to the owner and told him you deal with that with him, maybe you can get your money back.”

Ownership has been under just as much if not more scrutiny than the players. Since Phil Jackson took over as team president last season, the Knicks have struggled mightily.

“It gets frustrating,” Anthony said. “The losing gets frustrating, disappointing. The way that we ended that game was disappointing. At that point I think my head was in the towel. I was just trying to breathe, just try to relax, kind of gather myself a little bit at that point.”

The Knicks are 3-15 over their last 18 games. They will travel to Boston on Friday for a date with the Celtics.

Blog Author: 
Travis Upham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As much as I dreaded the interminable campaign season — and it’s excruciating to think it still has 10 months to go — I’m coming around in my thinking. This could be the most fun election of all time, thanks to the part of the electorate that has perfected social media. It has become to campaigning what editorial cartoons used to be, except everyone has the chance to be heard and these are actually funny. Thus, a simple, painfully awkward press conference performance by Chris Christie becomes instant Internet gold. This is exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they told the king he could go piss up a rope. And for my money, that second video, the one with the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” theme, seized the day.

Though the best comment I’ve heard came from Patton Oswalt, who compared Christie to Otis in “Superman.” Once again, it’s a professional comic for the win.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
The guys discussed Brady vs. the NFL.

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The guys react to Super Tuesday.

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Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Trail Blazers at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Pistons at Spurs, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Thunder at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Miami at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Texas Tech at West Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Tulane at UCF, 7 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Davison at VCU, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Seton Hall at Butler, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Creighton at Providence, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Oregon at UCLA, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: East Carolina at South Florida, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Oregon State at USC, 11 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Washington State at Washington, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Colorado State at Fresno State, 11 p.m. (CBSSN)
NHL: Blackhawks at Red Wings, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB preseason: Tigers at Yankees, 1:05 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling

— Hillary Clinton is rolling toward the Democratic presidential nomination, and ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling is not happy about it.

Schilling, a staunch conservative who has gotten into trouble many times before for his unfiltered comments, jumped back into the fray Tuesday during a discussion on Kansas City’s 610 Sports Radio, saying Clinton “should be buried under a jail somewhere” if it is proven that she did not protect classified information due to her use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State.

“If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison, I’ll be stunned and I’ll be upset,” Schilling said. “Because I think she’s shown her true colors all along the way. I’ll ask you this: Do you see her being anything even remotely different than what we’ve had?”

Added Schilling: “If I’m going to believe — and I’m not sure I would have any reason not to believe — that she gave classified information on hundreds if not thousands of emails on a public server, and after what happened to General [David] Petraeus [the former Director of the CIA who resigned and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after reportedly sharing classified information with his biographer], she should be buried under a jail somewhere.”

Schilling also criticized Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Although he’s publicly supported Republicans in the past, the former Red Sox star said he is a registered independent who is disgusted with and despises both parties.

“I’m tired of the [Trump slogan], ‘We’re going to make America great again.’ I get it, but what does that mean?” Schilling said. “Here’s the thing: If nothing else, Donald Trump has proven to politicians in every corner of the globe that America’s voting bloc is giving a gigantic middle finger to the establishment. Because, listen, he hasn’t elaborated on like two sentences for a policy. … There’s been no depth to anything he’s said. But look at the turnout. Look at the response. Absolutely staggering to me.”

Schilling joked that he’ll probably get fired from ESPN, but he said he won’t stop speaking out about what he believes.

“I don’t care,” he said of people’s perception of him. “I know who I am. My family knows who I am. I know what I believe. And I know that if you don’t stand up for something, you fall for everything. I’m proud of the things that I’m passionate about.

“I love my country. I love my country’s history. With all the warts its got, I love it. I love the things that this country was founded upon. I love the fact that the Bible was a central piece of the way this country was raised. So, yeah, obviously, I’m one of those people that looks around right now and is like, ‘What the hell is going on?’

“If you can’t speak to the things you believe in — I think a lot of the reason why we are where we are as a nation is because of people not saying things.”

— Florida International University women’s basketball coach Marlin Chinn was suspended after the team’s captain accused him of making sexual advances for much of the season.

Destini Feagin told The Miami Herald she was suspended four games for refusing his advances. She said she reported the coach to the athletic department and filed a complaint with the NCAA.

Feagin said she accepted a $600 loan from Chinn in December to settle an account with the school, not understanding at the time that it likely was a violating of NCAA rules, and that Chinn used that against her.

“The day after I received the money, he called me,” Feagin told the newspaper. “I said, ‘Coach, how could I ever repay you?’ I was thankful, showing gratitude, humbleness. I really appreciated that. He said, ‘You will pay me back. In other ways.’ He said that six times. It’s vivid in my head.”

Feagin said Chinn later told her, “I have sexual fantasies about you,” and made other inappropriate comments. She showed the paper some suggestive texts purportedly from the coach.

China, 45, is in his first season at FIU after six years as an assistant at Maryland. FIU is 4-23.

— SUNY Buffalo announced Tuesday that 20-year-old defensive end Solomon Jackson died Monday night after experiencing a medical emergency during a team conditioning session one week earlier.

“All of us who had the pleasure and good fortune of knowing Solomon will remember him as a truly bright light on the field, in the classroom and around campus,” athletic director Allen Greene said in a statement. “We will remember him for his love of the game and his love of life. The best way we can honor his memory is for each of us to keep those values close in our own lives.”

The school did not release details about what happened, and said coach Lance Leipold will issue a statement when he is ready.

A redshirt sophomore from Stone Mountain, Georgia, Jackson had 13 tackles and two sacks in 12 games last season.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On March 2, 1951, in the first NBA All-Star Game (held at Boston Garden), which Celtic scored 20 point and was named MVP as the East beat the West 111-94?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We had to make a play at some point. It was late in the game and it was an important goal, obviously. We know how hard the schedule is coming up and how important and how tight the standings are.” –– Patrice Bergeron, after the Bruins scored with 3:24 remaining to escape with a 2-1 victory over the lowly Flames

STAT OF THE DAY: 30 — Games Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman was suspended by Major League Baseball under its domestic violence policy, stemming from an incident in October

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Lakers forward Marcelo Huertas fires a no-look pass to Larry Nance for a dunk against the Nets.

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony blows a layup, then tries to dunk the ball after the whistle but gets rejected by the rim.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Ed Macauley

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jon Bon Jovi was born on this day in 1962.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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