Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Knicks PG Raymond Felton arrested on weapons charges
|02.25.14 at 8:04 am ET|
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Lakers at Pacers, 7 p.m. (NBATV)
College basketball: Florida at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Virginia Tech at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Iowa at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (BTN)
College basketball: Kansas State at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Xavier at St. John’s, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Dayton at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Wichita State at Bradley, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Indiana at Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Seton Hall at DePaul, 9 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Utah State at New Mexico, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Missouri at Georgia, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: San Jose State at San Diego State, 11 p.m. (CBSSN)
NHL: Hurricanes at Sabres, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
MLB preseason: Yankees at Tigers, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB preseason: Rangers at Mariners, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Borussia Dortmund at Zenit St. Petersburg, noon (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Manchester United at Olympiakos, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
AROUND THE WEB:
– The Knicks’ miserable season continues to get more miserable, on and off the court.
Hours after New York’s heartbreaking 110-108 loss to the Mavericks at Madison Square Garden — on a Dirk Nowitzki jumper that bounced up off the rim and fell through the net at the buzzer after the Knicks had rallied from an eight-point deficit with 90 seconds remaining to tie the game — point guard Raymond Felton was arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, the New York City Police Department revealed to the media.
Update, 11:30 a.m.: Felton, who is going through a divorce after 19 months of marriage, turned himself for questioning at about 12:50 a.m., after a woman — identified by the New York Daily News as his wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton — dropped off his gun at an Upper West Side police station. He was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a firearm — both felonies — as well as misdemeanor fourth-degree possession. The 29-year-old was due to appear in criminal court in Manhattan later Tuesday morning.
Felton, an eight-year NBA veteran, has struggled this season and reportedly was one of the players the team was trying to move prior to last week’s trade deadline. He was signed to a three-year, $10 million contract by the Knicks in July 2012 — marking his second stint with the team — after Jeremy Lin left as a free agent to join the Rockets.
– Meanwhile, Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith, who was fined $50,000 by the NBA last month after pulling on the shoelaces of opponents at the free throw line, is at it again. During the fourth quarter of Monday’s game, Smith pulled down Vince Carter‘s headband as the Mavericks guard walked down the court after hitting 3-pointers on consecutive Dallas possessions.
Despite being caught on camera, Smith denied it afterward.
“No, your eyes were playing tricks on you,” he told a reporter with a laugh. “You’re reaching for that one. I [already] got fined once for that [expletive].”
Smith, who was benched by Knicks coach Mike Woodson following his shoelace antics — after being warned by the league to stop, he continued the behavior — reportedly was on the block leading up the trade deadline, but his contract and history make him difficult to move despite his performance last season that earned him recognition as the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
“I think I’m going to the a little starstruck,” said Winston, a reliever who led the Seminoles football team to a 14-0 record and a BCS championship.
The sophomore right-hander has appeared in three games this season, allowing one hit and no runs over four innings.
“It will be fun to watch,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “Obviously, he’s extremely athletic when you watch him play the game of football. He’s got a great arm. Pretty mature for his age.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I think the makeup of who we are won’t allow [a letdown] to happen. I can tell you singlehandedly, we’re walking out of this place just spent — more spent that last year.” – Jonny Gomes, during a Monday appearance with Dennis & Callahan, talking about the Red Sox‘ approach at spring training
STAT OF THE DAY: 4.53 – The eye-popping 40-yard dash time of South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney at Monday’s NFL combine
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): From an NAIA game, Campbellsville University’s Eric Gaines throws down a big-time dunk in Monday’s game against Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Warriors guard Klay Thompson dunks on Pistons forward Kyle Singler, who proceeds to fall backward into the crowd.
The Hawks parody Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball” for their code of conduct video, and it includes a memorable cameo from Dominique Wilkins.
Angels slugger Josh Hamillton surprises some young players at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Bill Fitch, who was in his final season as an NBA coach, guiding the Clippers
SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late George Harrison was born on this day in 1943.
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