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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Madison Square Garden Company on the video referenced in a court filing today by Charles Oakley's lawyers that allegedly shows James Dolan giving a ‘thumbs up' after Oakley was ejected from MSG: "Today's claims are nothing more than Oakley's latest attempt to distract from the real reasons why he was ejected. We like the videos – they show what actually happened, which is why Oakley's lawyer continues to fight to exclude them from the court case. As opposed to the edited and manipulated video posted by Oakley's counsel, we filed the entire unedited video with the Court months ago. As we've stated before, we believe this suit has no merit and should be dismissed."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis tweets that he "just had a great conversation on the phone with Coach Fiz. Man im excited!!!!! Lets gooo!!!" This would seem to be a good sign for relations between the Knicks and Porzingis going forward. The All-Star big man is eligible for a 5-year, $157 million extension this summer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

All NBA Teams were announced today. To no one's suspense, the Knicks did not have a player on any of the three teams. Kristaps Porzingis received one vote for third-team All-NBA.

Yanks need to add starting pitching (0:48)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ex-Knick Amar'e Stoudemire shared his thoughts on new Knicks coach David Fizdale in an interview with The Michael Kay Show on ESPN 98.7 FM: "Fizdale was great when I was in Miami (in 2015-16). He was great with the veteran players, myself Dwyane Wade, Loul Deng. He was brilliant with the young players, with Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson. So what he would do was, the training regimen for those guys, he brought us all in early. We worked out before practice, we went through the plays, we had a great understanding of the offense and defensive schemes. So he had us well-prepared for when Spoelstra was ready to take over (practice)….So with having coach Fizdale here, he's going to definitely bring a winning mentality, he's going to make sure that the guys are on the same page. He's going to build a chemistry, I think, that's going to be beneficial for the team."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The filing from Charles Oakley's lawyers says that after Oakley was ejected by Garden security "Defendant Dolan can be seen giving a thumbs up to the security guards." MSG lawyers say the video - which was obtained by the NY Daily News and does not contain audio - proves that Oakley's ejection from the arena was warranted. Oakley's lawyers vehemently disagree. Oakley's lawsuit claims that he was defamed and discriminated against, among other claims. Full background on the civil suit and criminal case in the wake of Oakley's removal from the Garden can be found in previous stories on ESPN.com. Defense lawyers are expected to file a reply to Thursday's filing next month and the judge is expected to rule on whether or not the case will proceed to jury in the coming months.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley's lawyers on Thursday argued in court papers that the motion to dismiss Oakley's civil suit against Madison Square Garden and Knicks owner James Dolan be rejected. Lawyers for Dolan and Madison Square Garden have filed a motion requesting that the suit be dismissed. One piece of evidence Oakley's lawyers cited in Thursday's filing is an arena video that shows Dolan ordering Oakley's ejection and then giving a 'thumbs up' after the ejection. (More in subsequent post).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are among the teams who've sent an executive to the Next Sports Pro Day in Atlanta on Thursday, where Seton Hall's Khadeen Carrington and others are working out. Full list of players at the workout here:

Rangers outlast Yankees in slugfest (1:22)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN's Rachel Nichols: in addition to Frank Ntilikina, new Knicks coach David Fizdale brought Emmanuel Mudiay and Damyean Dotson to Game 5 of Celtics-Cavs to get a taste of a playoff atmosphere.

deGrom Ks 8 in seven scoreless (0:31)
Judge's HR travels (0:30)

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