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Twitter / Oct 27, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Photo: Blasé Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire Pose With Taylor Swift

Carmelo Anthony, Taylor Swift, Amaré Stoudemire

Apparently Carmelo Anthony isn’t comfortable letting people believe he’s a fan of Taylor Swift. In a photo of the New York Knicks megastar, teammate Amar’e Stoudemire, and the 1989 singer, Anthony affects a blasé attitude befitting a man that doesn’t bang hits like “Love Story,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and “Shake It Off.” But we’re not buying it. Swift’s tunes are too catchy for even a man of ‘Melo’s cool to not cue up on occasion. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 23, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: Carmelo Anthony & John Wall Combine For 59 Points In Close Knicks Win

John Wall, Shane Larkin

Carmelo Anthony played hero in the New York Knicks’ 103-100 win over the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden last night, but John Wall sure proved a worthy villain. In a dazzling of basketball superstardom, Anthony and Wall combined for 59 points – 30 and 29, respectively – in an exhibition game oft-carried the intensity of a regular season matchup. Read More »

Video / Oct 22, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Game-Winner In Waning Seconds Versus Wizards

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Carmelo Anthony (Anthony Gruppuso, USATODAY)

The ball isn’t supposed to stick in the triangle offense, but sometimes scorers need to do what they do best. For the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, that’s facing up from the mid-post, surveying the defense, and going to work, a strategy he utilized to perfect effect while hitting a game-winning jumper in the final seconds of tonight’s exhibition against the Washington Wizards. Read More »

Video / Oct 20, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Epic Phantom Cam Hype Video For 2014-2015 Exhibits Emotion, Intensity Of NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Sam Cooper YouTube)

The wait is almost over. Basketball is nearly here. The 2014-2015 season is just over one week away, so it’s time to whet your NBA appetite with this epic hype video that utilizes Phantom Cam to highlight the burning intensity of the league and its superstars. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Oct 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Multiple Sources Say Kobe Is To Blame For Steep Decline Of The Lakers

Kobe Bryant

Former ESPN True Hoop head honcho and one of the most respected writers in the game, Henry Abbott, published a sprawling, multifaceted feature on Kobe Bryant today. It’s not the usual puff piece, though, with tales of Mamba’s preparatory diligence scattered among clichéd paeans to his greatness. Instead, it’s a roundup from agents, league insiders, front office executives and others around the NBA (many of whom are unnamed) dismaying at all the carnage wrought on the Lakers’ franchise by Bryant. Based on Abbott’s rather extensive array of quotes and anecdotes from sources, it’s Bryant who inherits the majority of blame for LA’s current status as an NBA also-ran. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 12, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Carmelo Anthony On Triangle Offense: “It’s An Adjustment”

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony has bought into the long-term vision that Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher have for the New York Knicks. More important than any off-court trust the high-scoring superstar has in his organization’s braintrust, though, is the belief that he is and will be put in the best position to succeed while on it. Anthony has said all the right things as he adjusts to intricacies of the famed triangle offense, and Jackson is adamant the system will bring out the best in his franchise player. But after two preseason games utilizing the triangle, Carmelo doesn’t exactly seem comfortable in his new shoes. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 12, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Insanely Difficult, Dirk Nowitzki-Style Fadeaway

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. r/nba GIF)

Basketball is a copycat game. Given the incredible success that Dirk Nowitzki has enjoyed utilizing his patented one-legged fadeaway over the past 16 seasons, then, it’s been no surprise to see players like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant use it to great, effortless effect. Carmelo Anthony’s most recent iteration of Dirk’s signature move, though, is especially difficult – even if he makes it seem anything but. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 29, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Carmelo Anthony Says He Is NBA’s “Most Underrated Superstar”

Carmelo Anthony

Despite signing a five-year, $124 million contract in basketball’s biggest media market and being publicly courted in free agency by several marquee teams, the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony still feels he doesn’t get his due. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Anthony said that he’s “the most underrated superstar” in the NBA. Read More »

NBA / Sep 27, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Mitch Kupchak Says Lakers Didn’t Think They Had Real Chance At LeBron, Carmelo

Mitch Kupchak

The luster of the Los Angeles Lakers has worn off. Not completely, of course. No other NBA team boasts the combination of history and glitz that the Lakers do, a reality likely here to stay. Competing franchises can’t simply summon all-time greats like George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant their way, just as they’re unable to fabricate from thin air sunny, room temperature weather, beautiful beaches, and a notable Hollywood fan base. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The Top 10 Offensive Players In The NBA Today

Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Blake Griffin

When Stephen Curry said he was a better offensive player than LeBron James, a lot of people guffawed. The fidelity of Steph’s answer can be debated — personally, we think it’s closer than most believe, and of course he’d choose himself — but the premise is an interesting way of looking at the game: Who exactly are the best offensive players in the NBA? Forgetting defense for a moment, here’s an attempt to rank, in order, the 10 best offensive players in the NBA today. Read More »