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NBA / Nov 3, 2014 / 10:00 am

Video: ‘Melo Hits Go-Ahead Winner Over Hornets

Carmelo Anthony

New York’s often whiny population of Knicks fans were preparing for a snark-filled 2014-15 campaign after Chicago’s 20-plus point win in the Garden to start the season. With the Cavs up next and the Hornets this past weekend, a 0-3 start was a very real possibility. But the Knicks ruined Cleveland’s opener and played well again back at home on Sunday in a 96-93 win over the Hornets punctuated by a historic accomplishment from Carmelo Anthony and the go-ahead bucket in the last minutes. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 31, 2014 / 11:30 am

Dan Le Batard Mocks Cavs And LeBron On Twitter

LeBron James

New uniforms, new court, the NBA’s best player returning to his hometown to play in a nationally televised home debut while a coterie of all-stars surround him. Check, check, check and check. Still, the Knicks played spoiler last night, 95-90 on TNT, when LeBron James and the Cavs came out flat to start the 2014-15 NBA season. As a result, Miami sports columnist and radio host Dan Le Batard, a frequent LeBron and Cavs foil ever since Decision 2.0 was announced, exhibited quite a bit of schadenfreude on Twitter during and after Cleveland’s stunning opening home loss. Read More »

NBA / Oct 30, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Carmelo Anthony Spoils LeBron James’ Homecoming With Late-Game Dagger

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony

Who saw that coming? In what will surely rank as one of the most stunning outcomes of the entire 2014-2015 season, the New York Knicks spoiled LeBron James’ homecoming by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 95-90 on Thursday night. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 30, 2014 / 10:15 am

GIF: Derrick Rose Goes High Off The Glass To Finish

Derrick Rose

The Chicago Bulls cruised past the Knicks at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, 104-80, and they didn’t even need a spectacular game from returning point guard Derrick Rose. He was relatively quiet in his 21 minutes of action, but he did manage to drop a wrong-footed floater high off the glass. Read More »

Smack / Oct 29, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Carmelo Says He “Wouldn’t Know How To Deal With” Knicks Missing Playoffs

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony says the New York Knicks will “absolutely” make the playoffs this season. While that seems wishful thinking, it’s no doubt more heartening for the high-scoring superstar to believe than admitting his team’s current reality – especially given his extreme discomfort with it. Of the Knicks missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season, Anthony says he “wouldn’t know how to deal” with such disappointment. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Amar’e Stoudemire’s “Not Sure” Why He’s Coming Off The Bench, So We’ll Tell Him

Amar'e Stoudemire

The former all-star, Taylor Swift chum and sommelier-in-training, Amar’e Stoudemire, is listed as the New York Knicks’ backup center on the eve of their opener tomorrow night against Chicago. When the New York Post caught up with Stoudemire, and coach Derek Fisher, Amar’e couldn’t make sense of his bench role after Andrea Bargnani went down with an injury in preseason. Read More »

Smack / Oct 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

J.R. Smith Says Triangle Is A Struggle, Admits To Putting Self Before Team In Past

J.R. Smith

Only two weeks, ago, J.R. Smith said that the triangle offense was “going to take a few months” to learn. So it’s no surprise that the New York Knicks’ notorious chucker is still adjusting to his team’s new offensive scheme with the regular just days away. As Smith admits, his prior basketball mentality makes playing in the triangle “a struggle.” 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

Carmelo Anthony

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 »

Smack / Oct 22, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video Emerges Of Willis Reed Fighting Most Of The Lakers Bench In 1966

Willis Reed

Former Knicks center and Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed was in just his third NBA season when he was named captain of the 1966-67 Knicks. That season is not as famous as the championship-winning Knicks campaign of 1970, or Reed’s oft-extolled stroll through the Garden tunnel to take the jump ball in Game 7 of the Finals after suffering a torn thigh muscle in Game 5. But that season of ’66 features an infamous game against the Lakers that showed Reed was every bit the captain and the team, and they wouldn’t be taking any gruff from opponents anymore. Read More »