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All-Star, Latest News / Jan 22, 2015 / 7:45 pm

The 2015 NBA All-Star Starters Announced; Kyle Lowry Overtakes D-Wade

Kyle Lowry, Dwyane Wade

The 2015 All-Star starters have finally been announced, and there hasn’t been much of a change since the early January returns. Except, Stephen Curry has overtaken LeBron James as the leading vote getter overall, and Kyle Lowry has leapfrogged Dwyane Wade to be named an Eastern Conference starter in the backcourt with John Wall. All the 2015 NBA All-Star starters and final voting results after the jump. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 15, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo Dunk On Helpless Carmelo Anthony

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony (photo. r/nba user samneter)

Might this be a metaphor for the respective careers of Carmelo Anthony and Giannis Antetokounmpo. For Phil Jackson’s sake, we sure hope not. Watch the Greek Freak rise for an authoritative two-handed dunk as ‘Melo does nothing but brace for impact during the Milwaukee Bucks’ 95-79 win over the New York Knicks in London today. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 15, 2015 / 10:45 am

UK Newspaper Confuses Dikembe Mutombo For ‘Melo

Prince Harry, Dikembe Mutombo

Above is a picture of Prince Harry of Wales, and former four-time Defensive Player of the Year, Dikembe Mutombo. The British rag, The Sun, used the above picture in a tweet about Prince Harry meeting…Carmelo Anthony because today the Knicks take on the Milwaukee Bucks in Southeast London’s O2 Arena today at 3 p.m. ET. The mistaken identity on Twitter is pretty sad. Read More »

Smack / Jan 5, 2015 / 1:40 pm

Paul Pierce Says Carmelo Anthony Is Toughest Cover In Players’ Tribune Post

Carmelo Anthony, Paul Pierce

Kobe Bryant is perhaps the best individual scorer basketball has ever seen. No player in league history boasts the combination of size, athleticism, scoring ability, and playmaking talent of LeBron James. And Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady are the best reasonable facsimiles of Bryant and James that have appeared over the past two decades. But no member of that esteemed quartet is the star who Paul Pierce deems his toughest defensive assignment. In a new post for The Players’ Tribune, the Washington Wizards forward and Boston Celtics legend says no player is harder to guard than Carmelo Anthony. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News / Jan 2, 2015 / 11:00 am

Stephen Curry And LeBron Lead Second Ballot Of 2015 NBA All-Star Game

Stephen Curry

The 64th NBA All-Star Game tips off on Feb. 15, so the second balloting returns were revealed during the New Year. No changes at the top with Stephen Curry leading the Western Conference voting and LeBron James leading the East, but Curry has gotten close to James in the overall lead, Pau Gasol passed Carmelo Anthony in the East, and Kobe Bryant continues to see strong returns for a chance at a backcourt slot alongside Curry in the West. Read More »

NBA / Jan 1, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Carmelo: Knicks “Would’ve Crumbled Already” If Not For Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher

A silver lining for the woeful New York Knicks on New Year’s Day: Mutiny is far from the horizon. Throwing support behind the seemingly overwhelmed Derek Fisher, Carmelo Anthony said his team “would’ve crumbled already” if not for the leadership of its rookie coach. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 28, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Video: ‘Melo Dallies On Defense, Adding Fuel To Anti-Anthony Commentary

Carmelo Anthony

Oh well. We’ve tried to make excuses for Carmelo Anthony since this season started. We were confident in our stance after ‘Melo jilted the Cavs’ honeymoon homecoming in Cleveland for LeBron James, but since then it’s been one loss after another, with Anthony squandering contested games with contested jumpers in the closing minutes. His defense on a Rudy Gay breakaway early in last night’s OT loss to the Kings might signal the death knoll of our belief the ‘Cuse title winner can figure it out this season — his twelfth in the Association. Read More »

NBA / Dec 28, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Video: DeMarcus Cousins Drops Season-High 39 Including Big Jam In OT Win

Jason Smith, DeMarcus Cousins

Viral meningitis, and a swift, head-scratching coaching termination, can’t keep DeMarcus Cousins waylaid. The Kings center scored a season-high 39 points in a 135-128 overtime win over the Knicks on Saturday. Read More »

Smack / Dec 21, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Says Team “Doesn’t Believe” During Crunch-Time

Carmelo Anthony, Marcus Morris

Losses aren’t created equal. Just ask the New York Knicks. After failing to win yet another close game yesterday against the Phoenix Suns, Carmelo Anthony questioned his team’s confidence in crunch-time. Read More »

NBA / Dec 19, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Hobbled Carmelo Anthony Says He Won’t Heed Advice To “Shut It Down”

Carmelo Anthony

The New York Knicks are going nowhere this season and Carmelo Anthony is hobbled by lingering knee pain. Might it be prudent for the high-scoring superstar to take some time off and heal properly? We think so, but Anthony insists he isn’t entertaining the possibility despite the advice of so many that he do so. Read More »