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.
NEW YORK — Tyson Chandler may play for a New York team, but he’s not picking the Giants to win the Super Bowl.
“It’s definitely gonna be the 49ers,” Chandler, who was born and raised in California, told MSG’s Jill Martin before Monday’s game against the Orlando Magic.
Chandler sensed that he might anger some New York fans with his comments, but went for it anyway.
After smashing the Green Bay Packers 37-20 at Lambeau Field yesterday, the Giants will visit the 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game at 6:30 p.m.
The Knicks play four games in six days this week, but Chandler will have Sunday off to root on the Niners.
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.