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Sports Thoughts with Mike Lalor: Baseball HOF & Resurgent Knicks

Baseball Hall of Fame Congratulations to Ken Griffey, Jr. and Mike Piazza who were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWA). Both are extremely deserving, and Ken Griffey, Jr. set a new standard for percentage of voting obtained, with 99.3% (437 out of 440); the previous record was held by ... Read More »

Mike Lalor’s Sports Report: Jets, Mets, Knicks and more!

Week 8 Preview: New York Jets (4-2) at Oakland Raiders (3-3)…and around NY sports Coming off a 30-23 Week 7 road loss to the undefeated, and first place-New England Patriots, the New York Jets (4-2, 2nd AFC East) will travel out to northern California this weekend, in order to take on the improved Oakland Raiders (3-3, 2nd AFC West). Last ... Read More »

Ron Artest’s Return Key to Lakers Turnaround?

With the return of “Metta World Peace,” AKA Ron Artest, the Los Angeles Lakers look to secure a defensive-minded forward on a team that is vying for a playoff position this year. In his last stint with the team, which spanned over a four year period, Artest etched his name in the history books for both good and bad reasons. ... Read More »

2015-16 NEW YORK KNICKS PREVIEW: ARE WE STAYING ME7O?

By Jared Mintz, Guest Columnist courtesy of BroJackson.com Re·build rēˈbild/ verb build (something) again after it has been damaged or destroyed. When Phil Jackson was named as President of the New York Knicks towards the end of the 2013-14 season, it really wasn’t to bring the organization a quick turnaround. It was to rebuild a roster that was damaged, and in return, set in place ... Read More »

New York Knicks Draft Thoughts

This was really a three-man draft for studs with Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Jahlil Okafor. The Knicks sat at four and in need of a home run, they swung for the fences with Kristaps Porzingis, who had the biggest superstar potential of anyone left. Porzingis got booed, but Mudiay didn’t have a No. 4 value, at least not in the ... Read More »

NBA Draft: New York Knicks First Round Picks Analysis

4. New York Knicks – Kristaps Porzingis (F, Spain) Analysis: Conventional wisdom would suggest New York was going to take Emmanuel Mudiay with the fourth pick. But instead the Knicks, who had expressed interest in moving down potentially, go with the Latvian-born Porzingis, who has drawn comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki. Most foreign players are shrouded in a little bit of ... Read More »

NBA Draft: Brooklyn First Round Picks Analysis

29. Brooklyn Nets – Chris McCullough (F, Syracuse) Analysis: McCullough missed most of the 2014-15 season with an ACL injury. But boy, did he have upside before that. He’s a big player (6-10 with a 7-3 wingspan), but isn’t resigned to just a low-post mover role. He can use a strong leaping ability in the rebounding game, and he does ... Read More »