Knicks 'zzone

Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

David Stern thinks NBA will win the "Bird rights" hearing involving Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak

Steve Novak and Jeremy Lin talk during a

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

NBA Commissioner David Stern held his latest state of the league address before the Draft Lottery last night.

One of the things he was asked about was the June 13 hearing in which the players union will appeal to an arbitrator that Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak should have their “Early Bird Rights,” which is a huge deal to the Knicks. It’s going to be difficult for the union to win, which...

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