Ex-Knicks fan favorite retires for life with Caroline Wozniacki

David Lee called it a career with some literal fireworks. The former two-time All-Star, Knicks first-round pick and Warriors world champion announced his retirement on Sunday with an Instagram post, saying his 12 seasons in the NBA were over. “An epic night celebrating my retirement with my friends and family!”

Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. exits with “lingering’ foot injury

TORONTO — Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a mysterious left-foot injury that forced him out of the final three minutes of Friday’s 107-84 dud against the Raptors, but he doesn’t believe the problem will linger. Hardaway said he did nothing in particular to hurt himself after being the hero versus

Joakim Noah faces new reality as Knicks bench him again

TORONTO — Joakim Noah admits he’s not the same player he was in 2014, when he was first team All-NBA and the Defensive Player of the Year. But the center said he still believes he can contribute to the club. Noah chose his words carefully, admitting he’s attempting to

Kristaps Porzingis is so good this is what a “slump’ looks like

TORONTO – Jeff Hornacek found it amusing Kristaps Porzingis two-game stretch without 30 points is being classified as a slump. “Maybe we all got spoiled,’’ Hornacek said Friday after the morning shootaround at Air Canada Centre. “Not everyone’s going to go 14-for-23 every game. He was shooting lights out

The stretch the Knicks will have to survive

Hey, Knicks. “Win now” has double meaning. And given what awaits, it would be wise to do so. Teams talk of winning now when building for the future, but for the Knicks, “now” may mean the rest of November and most of December. Beyond that is a potentially brutal landscape. From Dec.

Knicks’ good start can be traced this surprising upgrade

Yes, the Knicks rallied and beat Utah by cramming 29 points into the fourth quarter Wednesday with 14 from Tim Hardaway Jr. And yes, it was the fifth time, fourth time in six games, this season the offense rallied from a double-digit deficit to win. And really, how

How Ntilikina’s LeBron faceoff defines these Knicks: Mike Breen

MSG Network play-by-play man Mike Breen talks about the Knicks’ surprising start, the standoff with LeBron James and a different Garden this season with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: What has been the most enjoyable part of this Knicks start? A: Maybe the best part of the start is what

Knicks have three Joakim Noah options and no easy answers

Joakim Noah has gone from being banished by the NBA for taking a banned supplement to being banished by his own team. For the second straight game since returning from his 20-game drug suspension dating to last season, the $72 million man was inactive Wednesday and Knicks coach Jeff

Hardaway’s and Porzingis’ late heroics propel Knicks past Jazz

Tim Hardaway Jr. is fast becoming the Knicks’ reliable second option to Kristaps Porzingis, and Wednesday he was the first. For the third time in eight days at the Garden, the Knicks rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit to squeak out victory as Hardaway grabbed the hero’s role. The $71

$71M bought Knicks a lot of mockery — and an ideal fit

The Knicks could’ve done worse with their cap space last July. If Phil Jackson were still around, he would have spent it all on aging point guard George Hill to run the triangle. Instead, acting general manager Steve Mills, before his promotion to full-time president, gave it to Tim

The legend of Frank Ntilikina begins

Frank Ntilikina, all 190 pounds of him, went to grab the basketball to inbound late in the first quarter Monday. A 6-foot-8, 250-pound human piece of chiseled granite known as LeBron James stood in his way. So Ntilikina shoved James. Twice. Sort of had the same effect as a

Was Kristaps Porzingis’ problem LeBron or his elbow?

It was a rare off night for Kristaps Porzingis. Maybe it was LeBron James. Maybe it was the new contraption on his elbow. With James hounding him at times, Porzingis fell short of his now-usual 30 points. And for the first time he wore a long white right elbow

Knicks are loving their offense without Phil Jackson

LeBron James paid a backhanded compliment to Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek for his newfangled, high-speed offense that’s not the triangle. And Hornacek didn’t tip-toe around the issue any longer, that former president Phil Jackson’s methodical system offense has been completely scuttled, though scouts say they still run some triangle

The legend of Frank Ntilikina begins

Frank Ntilikina, all 190 pounds of him, went to grab the basketball to inbound late in the first quarter Monday. A 6-foot-8, 250-pound human piece of chiseled granite known as LeBron James stood in his way. So Ntilikina shoved James. Twice. Sort of had the same effect as a

New Yorkers weren’t ready for LeBron to take the subway

Imagine taking the subway to avoid a delay? LeBron James and the Cavaliers opted to get the full New York City experience Monday, riding the subway instead of a bus back to their hotel after a morning shootaround at the Garden ahead of their game against the Knicks. James and

Knicks’ feud with LeBron James erupts in heated shoving match

A point of contention that had been heating up for the 48 hours leading into tipoff involving LeBron James, Frank Ntilikina, Phil Jackson and somehow Enes Kanter finally reached its boiling point late in the first quarter Monday night at the Garden. Eleven-plus minutes into the game, the drama

Joakim Noah sits out first game since end of PED suspension

Finally, the wait ended for Joakim Noah. Finally, the 20-game ban handed down to the Knicks center for his use of an illegal supplement ended. Eight games last season, 12 this season. The time was served. So fans who awaited him went to Monday’s 104-101 loss to the

Tim Hardaway’s best night yet overshadowed by brutal loss

At some point, it will set in for Tim Hardaway Jr. that the Knicks blew a 23-point lead and lost to the Cavs Monday. “Twenty-three?” he said meekly. Yep, count ’em 23. But to Hardaway, this still so-early Knicks season is about forging identities, working and getting better. So yeah, the

Was Kristaps Porzingis’ problem LeBron or his elbow?

It was a rare off night for Kristaps Porzingis. Maybe it was LeBron James. Maybe it was the new contraption on his elbow. With James hounding him at times, Porzingis fell short of his now-usual 30 points. And for the first time he wore a long white right elbow

Knicks’ emerging star came up a lot bigger than Jeff Hornacek

While Kristaps Porzingis is the face of the franchise, center Enes Kanter is now the heart and soul of the franchise. Hence, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek’s decision to bench Kanter for the final 3:18 was the wrong one with right intentions. In a conundrum, Hornacek put in Lance Thomas

LeBron James redirects blast from Ntilikina to Phil Jackson

LeBron James has redirected the dagger. Before the Cavaliers held a shootaround Monday morning at the Garden, James clarified his take that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr., saying it wasn’t a shot at Frank Ntilikina but instead Phil Jackson. “I wasn’t throwing shade at Frank at all,

Knick star helps 5th grader get elected as class president

A 10-year-old Queens boy was a slam-dunk for class president thanks to a big assist from his new BFF — Knick star Enes Kanter. Pint-sized politician Ihsan Yumak, a fifth-grader at PS 188 in Bayside, met the 6-foot-11 center during a three-day basketball camp in New Jersey last summer,

One Knick worried he will be odd man out when Noah returns

Mindaugas Kuzminskas says he’ll have “a sleepless’’ night as he awaits the Knicks’ decision on who goes or stays. If the Knicks can’t make a trade, say getting a late first-rounder for backup center Kyle O’Quinn, the two likely candidates to be waived Sunday to make room for Joakim

Kristaps Porzingis and Knicks put on virtuoso performance

Kristaps Porzingis was assuredly headed for another career-high when Jeff Hornacek showed mercy on Sacramento and gave the 7-foot-3 Latvian an early hook. In an effortless performance, Porzingis probably could have made it to 50, but Hornacek pulled him with 2:53 left in the third quarter after he notched

The latest emerging Knick is here for the now, not the future

Even if it seems like it, Kristaps Porzingis can’t do it alone. The young superstar still has needed help morphing a season of rebuilding into a year that could see the Knicks in postseason contention. From the shadows, Courtney Lee has become one of Porzingis’ best sidekicks. A franchise

“Pissed’ Knicks rally around Ntilikina amid LeBron furor

It was just LeBron being general manager LeBron. Still, the Knicks are not asking for a do-over in the draft. Teammates rushed to support Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina after the ruckus from LeBron James claiming the team drafted the wrong point guard last June. Acknowledging his comments would cause “headlines,”

Willie Cauley-Stein: Knicks were right to pick Porzingis over me

The Knicks will never have to think of what could have been. Before the Knicks altered the direction of their franchise by taking Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth-overall pick in the 2015 draft, the team was also considering drafting center Willie Cauley-Stein, who was widely considered the best defensive

Knicks giving fans reasons to believe, but can they keep it up?

We get it, New York. You’re skeptical. As Knicks fans who have suffered through Eddy Curry and Andrea Bargnani and Alexey Shved and Jackie (Not Jimmy) Butler and a bunch of guys named Williams, you want to buy into the 7-5 start but you’re just not ready. Well, the