The appeal and risk of bringing Collin Sexton to the Knicks

The NBA off-season is always a magical time. Hope springs eternal, teams and fan bases are envisioning what the future will entail. Teams that struggled the previous season will be looking forward to the NBA Draft and selling themselves on the potential next face of the franchise. Teams that were eliminated in the playoffs are looking at potential free agents that might take their team to the next level. This general sense of hope, however, does not seem to apply to Knicks fans.

Every off-season, regardless of how well…


A look at the feature of the social network that is rarely talked about but has no equal

A question that is asked a lot when it comes to a product or service is what is the killer feature? What is that one aspect of the product that you are trying to sell that is the hook to get new users to buy into what you are selling. For example, many Apple users will tell you that the killer feature of the iPhone is iMessage, which seems to be true since many American users are dedicated to the messaging system. But what is the killer feature of a social media app? This is something that Facebook has been…


As the Knicks look for their Point Guard of the future this summer, perhaps he is already in the building

The 2020 NBA Draft was a different one for me as a Knick fan. For what seemed like the first time in an eternity, the team had two first-round picks. It was the first time that this has happened since the 2006 draft where the Knicks took Renaldo Balkman and Mardy Collins with the 20th and 29th picks, respectively. …


There has been a movement in recent years by tech companies to become more aware. More aware of their impact on the world. This has manifested in social issues like speaking out about criminal justice reform and being held accountable for inequality within the corporate structure of these companies. But perhaps the most front-facing issue that these companies have been faced with has been the environmental impact of their products and the overall production process. The solution provided by companies like Samsung and Apple has been to create smaller boxes without any accessories in them. The argument is that most…


I am a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And my favorite superhero since I was young has always been Iron Man. In a childhood where people loved the raw power of the Hulk and the good guy narrative of Captain America, I always gravitated towards Tony Stark. Why? In my mind, Iron Man is a superhero based on developed wealth and intellect as opposed to science experiments or alien evolution. When it came time to make an Iron Man movie, the announcement of Robert Downey Jr playing Tony Stark just made so much sense. He was troubled just…


The great William Shakespeare in his play King Henry the Fourth coined the now much-quoted phrase “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”. Many have modified this quote to say “heavy is the head that wears the crown”. Regardless of how it is phrased, the message is still the same. With great responsibility comes great stress. The idea that it is not easy to be the king is why it is not a position for just anyone. There is weight to the crown, a weight of expectation and reliance that must be met.

In the context of the New…


The NBA Draft is an event that I make sure to tune into every year. Seeing where the top collegiate and international talent is going to land in the league has always been fascinating to me. One draft that I remember vividly is the 2018 draft. I was with a friend of mine watching at a sports bar. The Knicks had the 9th pick that year, but we were both incredibly fascinated by the top of the draft. My friend is a Mavericks fan and was curious to see what his team would do with the 5th pick. …


If you have spent any length of time on NBA-centric Twitter feeds, there are a few narratives and themes that stick out to you. Some examples of this are the constant validity of LeBron James’ legacy, the over glorification of young prospects, and the debate of the best eras of basketball. When you dive a bit deeper into the context of fans of the New York Knicks, a new narrative emerges. A narrative that explains the folly of the Knicks fan in three simple words: Knicks for clicks. …


First of all, thank you for stopping by! Welcome to No Nylon, a weekly publication about the New York Knicks. You can expect a wide range of opinion pieces and analyses. From reflection on the season that just ended to potential free-agent acquisitions to draft analysis.

I am a native New Yorker that has relocated to Detroit, Michigan but I have never lost my passion for the orange and blue. I grew up watching Patrick Ewing, Allan Houston, John Starks, and Latrell Sprewell in the late 90s and have been hooked ever since. …


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The growth process is a funny thing. From when we are all children, there are thoughts that we have about what we want to make out of our lives. When I was in elementary school, I was classmates with a girl named Jessica. Jessica was very popular and said at the beginning of the year that she wanted to be an astronaut. By the end of the year, she was aspiring to be a lawyer. After the school year, I moved and ended up at a new school. But sometimes I wonder what path Jessica decided on.

Jessica pivoted multiple…

Omar Zahran

Freelance technology and lifestyle writer. Lover of all things with a screen. Newsletter: ozoneletter.substack.com

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