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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‚Äôs 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 »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 11, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: Carmelo Anthony Still Considering Knicks, Lakers and Bulls

Carmelo Anthony

Earlier this week, it seemed like Carmelo Anthony had made up his mind and was returning to the Knicks. While Phil Jackson remained positive yesterday, he is still waiting for ‘Melo to reply to his texts. According to a report, the Bulls and Lakers are still very much in the race. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 10, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Report: Jackson Hasn’t Heard From ‘Melo But Remains Optimistic

Carmelo Anthony

All indications are that Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with the New York Knicks. And though Phil Jackson is confident Anthony will choose to stay in New York, a report by ESPN says that he has texted Carmelo “several times” of late and has yet to hear back. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 9, 2014 / 4:20 pm

Report: Carmelo Anthony Is Staying With The Knicks

Carmelo Anthony

Welp, that was fast. Literally the moment we hit publish on Stephen A. Smith‘s 24-hour proclamation, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports forward Carmelo Anthony will be staying in New York barring a last minute change of heart. Anthony “believes in Phil [Jackson]” and will remain with the Knicks. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 9, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Stephen A. Smith Says “Melo’s Decision Comes In Next 24 Hours”

Carmelo Anthony

ESPN “First Take” co-host Stephen A. Smith has been a part of the Carmelo Anthony rumor mill since the end of the regular season, but it goes so much further back then that. While we don’t know Smith’s sources, or their relationship with New York’s No. 7, we do know Smith believes Anthony will decide his free agency fate within the next 24 hours, and Smith, for one, will be “shocked” if he doesn’t choose New York. Read More »