Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
B. J.D. Salinger
C. David Crosby
D. New York Post Knicks beat writer Marc Berman
TOP FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED IN BOSTON
**In Boston, they cross in front of subway trains on the Green line if the trains are level with the ground. Crazy stuff. The Mongolian BBQ at Fire & Ice is pretty good, too.
**If you are New York City TV sports anchor and you find yourself cheering and high-fiving in the press box every time Carmelo hits a 3…it’s time to buy a ticket and sit in the stands. Not with the press.
**If you are Melo and you see Jared Jeffries wide open under the basket, don’t assume he’ll convert the layup.
**If you are Landry Fields it might be time to focus more on scoring and less on your diary contributions to the New York tabloids.
**The Knicks still have not won a playoff game since April 29, 2001.
KNICKS’ HEALTH UPDATES
An MRI on Chauncey Billups’ left knee confirmed a strained tendon. He is listed as questionable for Friday.
An MRI on Amar’e Stoudemire’s back confirmed a pulled muscle. He is listed as day-to-day.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.