By Nick Ranieri, Knicks Fan Since '80
Bernard King was born in Brooklyn, New York with a dream of someday playing in the NBA. Through sheer determination and drive, he was able to transform himself into one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history and a 2013 inductee into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. King played for the Knicks from 1982-1987; during the 1984-85 season, King became the first Knick in history to win the NBA’s Scoring Title after averaging 32.9 points per game.
Amar’e Stoudemire and his wife Alexis hosted their second annual Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation Back Pack Drive at the Polo Grounds Community Center over the weekend. Teaming up with The Children’s Village, a nonprofit charitable organization that specializes in working with vulnerable children and families in New York, STAT autographed copies his new children’s book “STAT: Schooled,” book bags, and other gifts. Stoudemire also spoke about the importance of education and making smart life choices which provided a big lift to all of the children in attendance. Click here to see the gallery.
Carmelo Anthony checked in from the Toronto Film Festival this weekend.
Raymond Felton posted this motivational quote on his Twitter account over the weekend.
“The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.” –Ken Doherty— Raymond Felton (@RFeltonGBMS) September 6, 2013
World Peace is coming to New York City! Metta posted this video of his move:
You can also meet World Peace on September 18th at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca where he will be signing copies of his book: “Metta’s Bedtime Stories.”
Larry Johnson and Iman Shumpert joined New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano and Red Sox DH David Ortiz for a Barber Shop photo shoot over the weekend.
Look out, Tim Hardaway Jr. might just be a future contestant for the NBA Dunk Contest. Check out these impressive dunks from Hardaway’s Instagram video: