Knicks Daily Links: Monday

Phil only showing the world he may have lost his Zen: Knicks president Phil Jackson’s Twitter account was not hacked Sunday, but the club might have wanted to claim it was. Jackson’s 140-character missive about reigning MVP Stephen Curry seemed racier than any photo interim coach Kurt Rambis "likes" on his Twitter feed. -- New York Post

Stoudemire rips into Carmelo, Knicks for lack of leadership: Amar’e Stoudemire, playing at the Garden on Sunday for the first time since his Knicks buyout last February, unleashed a series of shots at his former running mate Carmelo Anthony. -- New York Post

Porzingis offers nicest prom rejection you’ll ever see: Call it one of the classiest rejections of Kristaps Porzingis’ rookie season. “The KP and The Prom” soap opera reached its conclusion Sunday at the Garden with Long Island high-schooler Samantha Miller on hand to gracefully respond to Porzingis’ rejection. -- New York Post

Knicks never mount serious threat in disheartening loss to Heat: Defensively, the Knicks couldn’t stifle a sneeze inside. Offensively, they relied on Carmelo Anthony far too much. And when they weren’t doing that, they were relying on Carmelo Anthony far too much. -- New York Post

Knicks playoff hopes continue to slip away after 98-81 loss to Heat: The night at the Garden started with an embarrassing chant of “Let’s Go Heat” and ended the same way. The Knicks lost Sunday for the 14th time in their last 17 games, 98-81 to Miami in wire-to-wire fashion, further diminishing their faded playoff hopes and alienated their fans. -- New York Daily News

Amar’e Stoudemire throws shade at Carmelo Anthony prior to Knicks game vs. Heat: Amar’e Stoudemire is depressed about the state of a franchise he left in the hands of Carmelo Anthony. Making his first appearance at the Garden since he was bought out by the Knicks a year ago, Stoudemire tossed some thinly-veiled shots at his former teammate Sunday night while discussing Anthony’s game, leadership and the departure of Jeremy Lin. -- New York Daily News

Phil Jackson's 'praise' of Stephen Curry shows he is out of touch: Stephen Curry simultaneously shocked the Oklahoma City Thunder late Saturday night and sent the NBA into a social media frenzy with the dagger to end all daggers. Curry’s spectacular performance left ABC play-by-play man Mike Breen gasping for air and had everyone from Magic Johnson, Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James and even Kristaps Porzingis tweeting his praise. Curry was that good. -- New York Daily News

Amar’e Stoudemire, now with Heat, takes veiled shots at Carmelo Anthony: Amar’e Stoudemire has taken a lot of shots in this building, but none like the ones he took Sunday night. Stoudemire, now with the Heat, said he doesn’t like seeing what’s happened to the Knicks and seemed to put a lot of the onus on former teammate Carmelo Anthony. -- Newsday

Knicks no match for Heat as they drop 14th in last 17: Loud chants of “Let’s Go Heat” filled Madison Square Garden before the opening tip and were eventually drowned out by boos. By the end of the game, they grew louder. Most of the Knicks’ fans had left at that point, so only the organist could cover the Miami chants. -- Newsday

Miami Heat gives Joe Johnson warm reception, quick start: Joe Johnson was penciled into Miami’s starting lineup before the Heat even began stitching the J-O-H-N-S-O-N on the back of his new red jersey. -- Newsday

Phil Jackson’s tweets on Stephen Curry draw a crowd: Phil Jackson is Twitter gold. Deciphering his tweets or understanding his intent is another story, but the Knicks’ president probably loves that he gets reactions from the masses. -- Newsday

Amar’e Stoudemire Laments Knicks’ Decline, Then Helps Sustain It: Amar’e Stoudemire sat down on the floor of the visitors’ locker room at Madison Square Garden, stretched his legs into a computerized massage machine and looked up to greet the dozen reporters hovering in a circle above him. -- The New York Times