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2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 9, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Knicks Trying To Move Salary For Late Run At LeBron James

Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James

With LeBron James still on the open market, teams are still holding out hope there’s a chance to convince him to leave Miami. The Knicks are one of them, and Phil Jackson is reportedly trying to move salary to make a late run at LeBron. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 8, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Knicks Looking To Deal Stoudemire To Sixers

Amar'e Stoudemire

You can’t fault Phil Jackson for trying. The New York Knicks’ President has reportedly contacted the Philadelphia 76ers in hopes of shedding Amar’e Stoudemire’s ballooned salary to gain more flexibility in free agency. Nevertheless, it’s doubtful even the Zen Master can pull-off the necessary mind trick it would take for Philly to agree to such a deal. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jun 30, 2014 / 12:46 am

‘Melo Will Meet With Bulls First Before Texas Swing; Knicks Still Confident

Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon

Everyone’s waiting for free agency to begin on Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. EST. None more so than the Chicago Bulls, who are expected to host Carmelo Anthony first thing, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. Aside from the Knicks — who can offer Anthony the most money, the Bulls have been rumored to hold the inside track for ‘Melo’s services. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 27, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Jackson Takes Firm Approach With Carmelo, Who Will Decide By Second Week Of July

Phil Jackson

Surprise, surprise: New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is taking a hardline approach to Carmelo Anthony’s impending free agency. The 13-time NBA champion told reporters that he expects Anthony “is good for his word” on wanting to play in New York and potentially taking a salary discount to construct a contending team around him. Read More »

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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