TAG: carmelo anthony

2014 Free Agency / Sep 9, 2014 / 2:00 pm

‘Melo Mistakenly Believes Going To Knicks Affected LeBron’s Decision

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony

The 2014 offseason might go down as the summer LeBron James returned home. Or, if he somehow finds a way to get the Knicks back into championship contention for the first time since Jeff Van Gundy was hugging ‘Zo’s leg for dear life, it could be the watershed summer for Carmelo Anthony. ‘Melo, despite the timeline not matching up, actually believes his decision to re-sign with New York affected LeBron’s decision to head north to Ohio. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 19, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Carmelo Anthony Says The Knicks Will “Absolutely” Be Back In The Playoffs

Carmelo Anthony

After earlier this summer declaring he did not expect to win a title this year following his new five-year, $124 million contract with the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony seemed to have set expectations low for next season. Still, ‘Melo was pretty adamant about New York’s return to the playoffs next year. Read More »

Dime Training, NBA / Aug 19, 2014 / 12:30 pm

How Carmelo Anthony Can Become One Of The Top Three Players In The World

Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant

We know this offseason saw Carmelo Anthony drop a noticeable amount of weight to act as a facilitator in the triangle offense Knicks president Phil Jackson is implementing next season. ‘Melo’s trainer even told the New York Post his client is attempting to become one of the top three players in the world. Here are the steps Anthony needs to take in order to be mentioned within that exalted triumvirate. Read More »

NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 10:30 am

‘Melo Shed Weight To Helm Knicks’ Triangle Offense

Carmelo Anthony

Earlier this week Carmelo Anthony posted a picture of himself to Instagram looking noticeably more trim with a leaner face that resembled the man who came out of Syracuse a National Champion in 2003. The New York Post reports the move to drop what is reportedly 10-15 pounds was for the implementation of the triangle offense next season in New York. Read More »

NBA / Aug 11, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Carmelo Anthony Has Lost Noticeable Weight, Too

Carmelo Anthony

If LeBron James is the bride, Carmelo Anthony is certainly the bridesmaid. In James’ shadow ever since being drafted behind him in 2003 despite leading Syracuse to a NCAA Championship, Anthony continued that trend by showing off a similarly trim physique to that of the four-time MVP on Instagram today. Read More »

NBA / Aug 11, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Carmelo Anthony: “I Do Not Expect To Win A Championship This Year”

Carmelo Anthony

The Knicks might not have the sexiest lineup on paper next season, but they’ve locked down franchise player Carmelo Anthony for the rest of his prime. Last summer mercurial owner James Dolan was pitching his team as a title contender. After their second-round exit at the hands of the Pacers in 2013, that title-contention didn’t need to be slathered in hyperbole to be digested by Knicks fans. Then their 2013-14 season turned into a nightmare exacerbated by the owner’s expectations, and so this summer ‘Melo was a little bit more realistic when talking to Puerto Rican newspaper, Primera Hora. Read More »

Baller's Blueprint, NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Our All-Star Soccer Squad Starring NBA Players

Steve Nash

The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.

That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »

Smack / Jul 25, 2014 / 2:48 pm

‘Melo: “I Want To Win. I Don’t Care About The Money”

Carmelo Anthony

Less than two weeks after agreeing to a five-year, $124 million contract to remain with the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony told ESPN that he “doesn’t care about the money” and that signing with the Knicks was a “matter of me believing in the organization, believing in Phil [Jackson].” Read More »

Smack / Jul 16, 2014 / 6:15 pm

J.R. Smith Wouldn’t Blame Knicks If They Looked To Trade Him After Last Year

J.R. Smith

On ESPN’s “First Take” today, Knicks wing J.R. Smith admitted he wouldn’t blame the Knicks, or president of basketball ops Phil Jackson, if they decided to trade him this summer. Some Knicks fans are screaming at their computer screens, “But there’s still time!” Read More »

Video / Jul 15, 2014 / 2:00 pm

This Carmelo Mixtape Will Make You Believe In The New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Joe Camporeale, USATODAY)

Carmelo Anthony is one of the most talented yet divisive stars in the NBA. Supporters point to his seemingly limitless shed of individual scoring tools and detractors counter with his well-established track record of playoff failures, and the discourse goes round, round, and round again. When Anthony recently agreed to a five-year, approximately $122 million contract that made him the Knicks cornerstone for the foreseeable future, frequency and intensity of that same argument only increased. Once Carmelo’s critics watch this latest mixtape, though, they’ll surely agree that New York has a better chance to win trophies with Anthony in the fold than otherwise. Read More »