The stars on hand in New Orleans tonight were scoring in bundles of points so fast, it was hard to keep track of all the dunks and alley-oops. They set an All-Star record for the most points in the first half, but with all the high-flying hijinks, it was hard to notice another all-star game record. Carmelo Anthony made history tonight, even though a lot of people in the arena didn’t comprehend the moment when it happened. Read More »
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During his Friday media session, Carmelo Anthony played acoustic guitar in an unplugged set of summer free agency riffing. ‘Melo can opt out of his current Knicks deal this summer, and with the Knicks at 20-32 on the season with a litany of on- and off-court issues mucking things up in the locker-room, many want to know what he’s going to do. But if Knicks ownership convinces him there’s a plan in place, and incorporates Anthony’s own ideas into the blueprint for success, he might even be willing to take less money and stay. Read More »
The All-Star break is looming and there is a clear picture of which players have been living up to their standards and which have not; which players have burst onto the NBA scene in surprise and which have flopped under the pressure.
At the end of each season, the NBA honors the best players by naming them to the All-NBA Teams. There are three teams: First Team, Second Team and Third Team. Each generally consists of five players: two guards, two forwards and one center, voted on by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters. Read More »
A little more than halfway through the year and we, the NBA fanbase, have been subject to a few surprises and disappointments we surely didn’t see leading into the 2013-14 season. As far as how the season has gone thus far, a majority of it has been expected. The teams we expected to be at the top of the East are there, and the same goes for most of the West, with the exception of Portland, stunning opponents with some incredible shooting. Read More »
Kevin Durant scored 41 points on just 22 shot attempts this Sunday when the Knicks were in town. He also limited Carmelo Anthony to less than half his own scoring total, and got a couple early blocks on ‘Melo to set the tone. But the whole Thunder team made it rough on ‘Melo and KD was one assist short of a triple-double in the win. Read More »
This isn’t good news for Knicks coach Mike Woodson. After a week of speculation Woody could be terminated this time next week, a source tells the New York Daily News, Knicks owner James Dolan met with Carmelo Anthony and another player following their loss Wednesday night to the Blazers. The meeting was to discuss the state of the team and whether a coaching change might be in order. Read More »
For only a half season, the NBA’s best players have put together some historic performances.
Already we have witnessed three 50-point games this year. We only witnessed two all of last year–Stephen Curry scoring 54 in the Garden and Carmelo Anthony scoring an incredibly difficult 50 in Miami.
It’s no easy feat, but these high scoring outputs are happening less and less frequently. The 62-point game by Carmelo was the first 60-point game in nearly five years, yet it occurred five times in a three-year span between 2004 and 2007. Read More »
Owning an unrestricted free agent (UFA) in the NBA is a sticky situation. Most of these players have proved their worth, and are circling a large contract in the coming offseason. As a contending team it could be tough to retain the services of these players while remaining under the tax moving forward. There is also the risk of locking a player down long term only to see their best days are behind them. Read More »
We’re more than halfway through the 2013-2014 NBA season, as the All-Star rosters are set. We’ve seen high draft picks not pan out, players playing with high criticism, and even some signs of players digressing in their careers. As the ’13-14 season continues, here is a list of the players with the most to prove after the All-Star break. Read More »
A few sites have picked up on a Vine video pretty clearly showing LeBron James embellishing some contact two times in one sequence during the Heat’s win over the Pistons on Monday night. But Heat coach Erik Spoelstra tells the Sun-Sentinel LeBron is getting roughed up because he’s big and strong enough to handle fouls that are more similar to tackles. So which is it, or is LeBron inflating some contact while also being able to handle harder tackle-fouls? Read More »