NEW YORK – The defunct Twitter account of Hall of Fame inductee Bernard King left its mark on this Eastern Conference semifinals, perhaps more positive than negative for the New York Knicks.
King's Twitter account, @30BernardKing, was shut down and vanished shortly after tweets scolded the team on Monday, the day after New York dropped Game 1 to Indiana. The Knicks said that an unnamed friend of King's was the real tweeter and it was not the "sentiment" of the ex-player. Those sentiments included telling the Knicks to take high-percentage shots, don't be a one-man show and use ball movement. Most notably, the Knicks' television analyst – or his friend if you believe the Knicks – told Carmelo Anthony to drive, dish and work the paint, especially if his shoulder is ailing.
Those tweets had a lot of merit. The Knicks improved on much of the criticism Tuesday during a 105-79 hammering of the Pacers that tied the series 1-1 Tuesday.
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