TAG: carmelo anthony

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 »

NBA Draft / Jul 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Cleanthony Early On ‘Melo, Phil & Some Light Rookie Hazing

Cleanthony Early

LAS VEGAS — Cleanthony Early is a name that grew in the basketball community as result of Wichita State’s impressive and unexpected past season. Many projected the 6-7 forward as a first-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but it was the New York Knicks who were shrewd enough to select him when he fell to them in the second round with the No. 34 pick. Read More »

Video / Jul 14, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Jordan Brand’s Epic New Derek Jeter Spot, “Re2pect,” Will Give You Goose Bumps

Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan

In Jordan Brand‘s new ad for Derek Jeter, scheduled to air just before he appears in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night, a stunning collection of fellow baseball players, NBA stars, coaches, managers, musicians, movie directors, a former NYC mayor, the G.O.A.T, New Yorkers, and even Sawx fans all tip their caps to the Captain. We don’t really like baseball (to slow), but Jeter is an institution in New York, and this 90-second spot is sure to raise the hairs on your arms regardless of how you feel about baseball. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 12, 2014 / 4:18 pm

Q-Tip Scoops LeBron Decision; Says Durant May Come To Knicks

Q-Tip

If you’re anything like us, you idolized A Tribe Called Quest‘s funky rhythms and verbal darts during their heyday in the early 1990s. Since then, emcee Q-Tip has gone on to various solo projects, but it was his Twitter prognostication during LeBron James‘ free agency that scooped the biggest names in NBA reporting, and now he’s attempting to foreshadow some other outrageous NBA developments. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 12, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Carmelo Agrees To Five-Year Deal With Knicks

Carmelo Anthony

Another round of Melo-Drama is officially over. According to multiple reports, Carmelo Anthony will sign a five-year contract to remain with the New York Knicks. Read More »