The Knicks’ scheduled nationally televised games are falling like bowling pins. A matinee clash with the Lakers Super Bowl Sunday on ESPN was pulled by the network — not for another NBA showdown — but for a celebrity bowling event, an NBA source told The Post. The game being yanked from the network was announced Wednesday night — marking the seventh ESPN/ABC game that has been yanked from the 7-36 Knicks. The Chris Paul-hosted celebrity bowling event has been deemed more appetizing than the bumbling Lakers (12-31) visiting the bumbling Knicks in Derek Fisher’s first game as coach against his former club. The NBA source said Kobe Bryant’s torn rotator cuff, which could shut him down for the season and was announced Thursday, wasn’t a factor.
ESPN decides bowling more entertaining than the Knicks
New York Post | Jan 23