By Nicholas Ranieri, Knicks Fan Since '80
The Knicks' first preseason game coming up on Wednesday against the Celtics, and you can sense the excitement as intensity ramps up in practice. KnicksNow captured scrimmage highlights, including a must-see matchup of Carmelo Anthony squaring off with Metta World Peace.
After an injury that hampered him in the playoffs against the Pacers, Tyson Chandler has come back this year ready to take his game to the next level: “My motivation this summer was the playoff exit and I vowed to myself that I would never allow that to happen again, I would never let my team down, and be in that situation again.”
Chandler also spoke to KnicksNow to reveal how he is working on his perimeter game.
What would happen if KnicksNow gave Metta World Peace a microphone and asked him to become a reporter at Knicks media day? Check out the debut episode of Metta’s World!
KnicksNow provided an all-access look from Sunday’s training camp session. View the photo album here.
Tim Hardaway Jr. hit the court early on Sunday to get some extra work in.
Rook shooting early. pic.twitter.com/v3NRXfmwKQ— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 6, 2013
Hardaway also revealed Chris Smith’s new Twitter handle and shouted out the KnicksTape.
Everybody go out and follow my mans @TherealCSmith0 it's all about the KNICKSTAPE...— Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) October 5, 2013
Iman Shumpert wasn’t feeling all that great after the Bears lost to the Saints on Sunday.
My #Bears lost. Nobody talk to me...not even YOU.— Iman Shumpert (@I_Am_Iman) October 6, 2013
Chris Smith is working really hard to make the team during training camp and he posted this picture at 7 A.M. on Instagram Friday.
Carmelo Anthony gives a shout out to the great Frank Sinatra on his Instagram with #SinatraSundays.
A new season of Pranksgiving is starting back up in November and it looks like Tyson Chandler will be making a special guest appearance on the Disney show.
As a huge boxing fan, Metta World Peace was watching Terence Crawford fight Andrey Klimov on Saturday. World Peace must have been happy after Crawford won by unanimous decision.
im looking forward to this Crawford fight.. he one of my favorites!!— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) October 6, 2013
Cole Aldrich left college to pursue a career in the NBA after his junior year at Kansas University, despite being 20 hours short of graduation eligibility. Aldrich did later graduate with a degree in Communications and had this message for his friends at KU on his Twitter account:
Late Night was always a great memory at KU. Wish I could be there but I know the guys/fans will enjoy it! #RockChalk— Cole Aldrich (@colea45) October 4, 2013