Gregg Popovich adds to LaVar Ball fury: He’s “meaningless’

We found another member of the LaVar Ball fan club. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich mocked the loudmouth dad for being insignificant, after his remarks criticizing Lakers coach Luke Walton have been met with sharp opposition. “Whenever anyone says anything about another individual or about the quality of another individual, or

Manu Ginobili conjured some magic for his Garden-invading fans

San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili expected it. His phone was exploding with text messages. “I saw it coming before the game. When I started getting texts saying, ‘Listen my doctor is coming, can you say hi?’ and ‘a friend of a friend’ and ‘my brother is coming,’ ” Ginobili said

Knicks fall below .500 with another crushing loss to Spurs

The Knicks returned home Tuesday from a three-game road trip, but often times it didn’t feel that way. A Garden flush with international tourists frequently burst out into their own twist of “Ole,” chanting a sing-song: “Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole Manuuu, Manuu.” It went on right to the

Knicks overwhelmed by Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — The Knicks were just relieved they weren’t blown out of Alamo City. They received a holiday gift from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who rested superstar Kawhi Leonard on Thursday night for what the Spurs termed as “return from injury management.’’ Popovich made the right call and the

Frank Ntilikina is finally getting the matchup he’s dreamed of

SAN ANTONIO — Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina has passed a number of memorable markers in his first year in the NBA. But none will be as special as playing Thursday against Spurs veteran Tony Parker — the French point-guard pioneer. “I’m playing against the best French player

Nets can’t end their San Antonio futility

SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs handed out a reminder of why the Nets choose them for the blueprint of their rebuild. The Nets have suffered more at the hands of the Spurs than anyone, and more here in San Antonio than anywhere. Tuesday was no different, the Nets getting

Behind the stunning rise of Victor Oladipo

At 8:02 p.m. on June 30, 2017, the Oklahoma City police department confirmed that a “legal and very savvy” theft had just occurred. The alleged crime: The Thunder had stolen four-time All-Star Paul George away from the Pacers for, well, practically nothing, according to social media that day. (It

Knicks finally feeling the effects of no Phil Jackson: NBA expert

Turner Sports Hall of Fame NBA reporter David Aldridge talks Knicks, Lonzo and covering Gregg Poppovich with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: Have the Knicks removed the laughingstock label that was plastered on them in recent reasons? A: Nobody seemed to understand what Phil [Jackson] was doing, and he wasn’t

Winner is coming: What if NBA world was in “Game of Thrones’?

It’s no coincidence that the two biggest draws on live television are “Game of Thrones” and live sports. The HBO phenomenon – the most-decorated show in history – at its best is like sports, from sparking barstool debates to spawning rivalries and inspiring team loyalty. With the seventh and penultimate season

Where everyone landed in whirlwind NBA free agency Day 1

The first day of free agency produced winners, like Stephen Curry; losers, like the Pacers; some who could be real winners, like the Thunder; and others who could be real losers, like the Knicks. And again, that was Day 1. Free agency began after midnight Saturday, and the expected early flurry hit.

NBA Playoffs: Rockets Win Game 4, Lose Nene

The Houston Rockets tied their second round series against the San Antonio Spurs at two games apiece with a 125-104 victory late Sunday night. James Harden led the way for the Rockets with 28 points off 10-18 from the field while also picking up 12 assists. The Spurs, without star