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College, D-League, NBA Draft / Jun 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 5 Biggest Winners In The 2014 NBA Draft

Adam Silver, Dante Exum

The 2014 NBA Draft has come and gone. There were cheers, tears, surprises and more flashy suits than you can count on one hand. Most importantly, however, Thursday night served as a key stepping stone for the league’s 30 teams as they attempted to improve their rosters and take the next step up in the NBA’s hierarchy. It was also an opportunity to showcase where this future talent comes from and share origin stories that can only warm the heart. Read More »

Smack / Jun 20, 2014 / 10:30 am

Spurs Owner & Jerry West Shade Phil Jackson

Peter Holt

After the Spurs won the 2014 NBA Finals, their legacy, and their consistency during 17 plus straight seasons with 50 wins or more — not to mention five titles — became a popular narrative around the league. It’s their first title that’s the impetus behind the back-and-forth between Spurs owner Peter Holt and former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Plus, Laker for life, Jerry West, threw some shade at Jackson, too, though more implicitly. Read More »

Twitter / Jun 16, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The NBA Reacts On Twitter To Spurs Title Win

Tim Duncan

After the Spurs clinched the title last night, folks from around the NBA reacted to their victory on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of our favorite tweets from last night. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jun 14, 2014 / 3:14 pm

Report: ‘Melo Leaning Towards Leaving Knicks; Bulls & Rockets In The Mix

Taj Gibson, Carmelo Anthony

The ongoing saga surrounding Carmelo Anthony‘s possible free agency in July has dominated headlines even before his June 23 deadline to inform the Knicks of his intention to opt out and become an unrestricted free agent. Now sources tell Yahoo! Sports ‘Melo is leaning towards leaving the Knicks, with the Bulls and Rockets as possible destinations because he wants to win a title now, rather than wait for a rebuild under Phil Jackson in New York. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jun 13, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: ‘Melo Plans To Opt Out Even After Meeting With Phil Jackson & Derek Fisher

Carmelo Anthony

While Phil Jackson has repeatedly asked Carmelo Anthony to opt in next year with the Knicks, Anthony has been adamant throughout the year he’d like the wooing which comes along with a free agency courtship — the first of his 10-year career. That’s why the Thursday night meeting between Jackson, ‘Melo and new coach Derek Fisher did little to convince Anthony to opt in. Read More »

Video / Jun 12, 2014 / 1:30 pm

“Game Of Thrones” NBA Parody Returns With Hilarious New Episode

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (photo. @BR_NBA)

If you’re not watching “Game of Thrones,” you should, if only to appreciate the hilarious NBA parody “Game of Zones” which we told you about last month. The epic series returned for a second episode, and it’s even better.
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Latest News / Jun 9, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Update: Derek Fisher Signs 5-Year, $25 Million Deal To Coach Knicks

J.R. Smith, Derek Fisher

UPDATE: After hearing earlier in the day the Knicks were hoping to entice Derek Fisher into becoming their next head coach, sources originally revealed to Yahoo he’s signed a 5-year, $25 million contract to retire and do just that. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 3, 2014 / 12:00 am

Report: Phil Jackson Fined $25K For Tampering

Pablo Prigioni, Derek Fisher

This past Friday, Phil Jackson alluded to current Oklahoma City Thunder reserve guard Derek Fisher as a possible coach for Phil’s Knicks squad still without a coach after getting spurned by top choice Steve Kerr. The Thunder took exception to the comments, and the league levied a $25,000 fine on Jackson today. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 1, 2014 / 1:36 pm

Report: Lamar Odom To Begin Comeback Attempt with Knicks

Lamar Odom

In his first official order of business as New York Knicks President of Basketball Operations, Phil Jackson signed former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom to a contract with one game left in the regular season. Though the news gleaned little fanfare and mostly eye-rolls as a result of Odom’s recent off-court troubles, the Knicks seem intent on giving Odom every chance to regain something of the form that made him Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. According to reports, Odom’s long-shot comeback bid will begin this week at the Knicks training facility. Read More »

Smack / May 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Short Documentary On Knicks Fans Protesting James Dolan

James Dolan, Phil Jackson

New York is known as the mecca of basketball, but their basketball team have been mostly a joke over the last decade. Mike Basone, a filmmaker based in New York, put together a short film documenting the frustration of the Knicks fans with owner James Dolan. Read More »