Once a Knick, always a Knick: Rose back in New York lineup
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose looks to pass the ball as Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)MIAMI – The first thing Derrick Rose did in his second stint with the New York Knicks was start handing out assists. Rose made his second Knicks debut Tuesday night in Miami, scoring 14 points in 20 minutes in New York's 98-96 loss to the Heat. Rose won the 2011 NBA MVP award, capping his first season under Thibodeau and a 62-20 season for the Bulls. “I think he’s in great shape.
Harthorne Wingo, 73, fan favorite on Knicks title team, dies
FILE - In this April 5, 2013, file photo, Harthorne Wingo waves to the crowd during a ceremony to honor the 1972-73 world champion New York Knicks NBA basketball team at New York's Madison Square Garden. The former New York Knick and fan favorite Harthorne Wingo has died. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)NEW YORK – Harthorne Wingo, a fan favorite and reserve on the New York Knicks’ 1973 NBA championship team, has died. Apart from Frazier, Wingo played on a title team with the likes of Willis Reed, Earl Monroe, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Jerry Lucas, Dick Barnett and Phil Jackson. The Beastie Boys referenced Wingo's name in a rap lyric to the song “Lay It On Me” more than a decade after Wingo's Knicks career had ended.
Kobe Bryant memorial: Who may attend, what to expect
Four weeks after Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash, the public will have an opportunity to say goodbye. The memorial for Kobe, Gianna, 13 and affectionately known as Gigi, six friends and pilot Ara Zobayan is Monday at Staples Center at 1 p.m. Kobe and Gianna were buried in a private service at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar on Feb. 7.Who may speak? Jerry West: As general manager of the Lakers in 1996, West traded for the draft rights to Kobe Bryant that summer. Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's relationship with his family has been strained since before they wed in 2001.monroenews.com