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GIFs, NBA / Mar 20, 2014 / 10:45 am

‘Melo Drops 34 For 7th Straight Knicks Win With Phil Jackson Looking On

Carmelo Anthony, Lance Stephenson

Carmelo Anthony, Lance Stephenson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks beat a rapidly disintegrating Pacers team at home last night, 92-86, to capture their seventh consecutive victory. Despite the winning streak, the Knicks are still four games back of the Hawks for the final spot in the East. But now they’ve got a new Papa looking on, as Phil Jackson watched Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points in the victory. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Sources Tell Stephen A. Smith ‘Melo Is Gone This Summer In Free Agency

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

This won’t the last time we write about this, and it’s certainly not the first, but Stephen A. Smith, in another bit of prevarication this morning on ESPN’s First Take, says that unnamed sources are telling him Carmelo Anthony is still gone this summer in free agency. This comes the morning before Phil Jackson was announced as the new president of basketball operations for the Knicks and ‘Melo’s own excitement at the news. We’re pretty sure we’re going to be writing about ‘Melo’s free agency 50 years from now. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Mar 15, 2014 / 5:09 pm

Knicks Confirm Phil Jackson Signing, LeBron Confidant Says “He will Look At It”

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports & Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Our long New York nightmare is over, and no we’re not talking about the Knicks’ season — they won their sixth straight game this afternoon against the visiting Bucks. I’m talking, of course, about all the rumors surrounding the Phil Jackson hire. It’s now official, after Jackson had a lunch meeting Friday with Knicks officials and signed to become president of basketball operations. But the salary amounts being tossed around and the ownership stake are all wrong, as you’ll see. Still, despite zero experience in the front office, Jackson’s hiring has already reverberated around the league, and now a reported LeBron James “confidant” says ‘Bron now will at least look at the Knicks as a possible destination were he to opt out of his contract this summer. Whoa boy, James Dolan guitar riff time. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Draft Classes Of All Time

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

The 2014 NBA Draft has seen an enormous amount of hype, if it yields anything less than three or four future stars, it will be considered a disappointment. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum and Julius Randle highlight a cast of talented youngsters. Assuming some of these NBA hopefuls reach their ceilings, we could be looking back at this draft class as one of the best ever. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:47 am

Report: Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Want Mike D’Antoni As The Lakers Coach

Mike D'Antoni, Kobe Bryant

Mike D’Antoni, Kobe Bryant (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

We already let you know earlier today rumors were circulating coach Mike D’Antoni wasn’t long for Laker land. Sources informed Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher the Lakers had assured a pair of Lakers D’Antoni was done next season, and Stephen A. Smith said close to the same on ESPN’s “First Take” (thought at a higher decibel level). Now the Sporting News reports that sources are saying Kobe Bryant has “no interest” in playing D’Antoni’s fast-paced style when he returns to the court next season. Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm

February Was A Historic Month For 5 NBA Stars

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Not since 1962 have five NBA players averaged 30-plus points in the same month. In February of 2014, however, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin accomplished that task. The five of these players were spectacular in the month of February and had some memorable moments in the month. Durant out-dueled former scoring champion Carmelo Anthony, and LeBron James hit a step-back buzzer-beater three to beat Golden State before the All-Star break. Kevin Love recorded his first triple-double of his career and Griffin tallied eight double-doubles in the month. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Sources Claim The Knicks Spoke With Phil Jackson About Coaching

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson ( Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks are stuck towards the bottom of the pack in the LEastern Conference, and their superstar has the option to bounce for greener pastures on July 1 this summer. Now comes word from ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith (we know, but still) that the Zen Master Phil Jackson spoke with Knicks GM Steve Mills about possibly becoming the next coach of the Knicks. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Knicks Fans Plan Rally Of Protest As Team Continues Slide In The East

Metta World Peace, Jeremy Lin

Metta World Peace, Jeremy Lin (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks faithful are reportedly set to protest the direction of the team under owner James Dolan on March 19, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. The announcement of the protest comes during yet another Knicks losing streak, currently at 7 straight after Tuesday’s loss to the Pistons, and which has all but eliminated the Knicks from playoff contention this season. Read More »

NBA / Mar 4, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Which 60-Point Game Was Better: LeBron Or ‘Melo?

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

Since coming into the league during the same draft class, playing the same position, fighting for the same Rookie of the Year award… actually scratch that… since playing against each other in one of the most anticipated high school games of all time, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have carried a friendly rivalry. No, they don’t get to see each other too often in June, and yes, ‘Bron has had much more success in the NBA. But these are two of the best talents in the NBA and have been for a decade. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 3, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Carmelo Anthony Says Bulls Fan’s “Melo To Chicago” Was “A Good Sign”

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Mike DiNovo/USA TODAY Sports)

During New York’s 19-point blowout in Chicago on Sunday, a sign in the stands read, “‘Melo to Chicago.” When Carmelo Anthony was asked about the sign after the game, he didn’t deflect the question or claim he didn’t see it. Instead, he complimented the sign, unleashing another albatross in New York’s plans to re-sign the NBA’s second leading scorer to an extension this season despite New York’s deplorable play. Read More »