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Carmelo Anthony Takes His Talents To Puerto Rico For Knicks Mini-Camp, La Perla And Hennessy

“No matter what’s going on on the court…win, lose or draw…when I go home and there’s no judgment. Here…(in Puerto Rico)…I feel like that.” — Melo Carmelo Anthony has made me a bigger fan of him this offseason. In the past, Melo might have discussed possibly leaving the New York Knicks after a dreadful campaign, or Melo may have shook his head at the organization’s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Matt Barnes opens up about Derek Fisher fight

Memphis Grizzlies guard Matt Barnes was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher on Saturday. Barnes showed up at ex-wife Gloria Govan’s home in Los Angeles and the two got into it. Barnes reportedly punched Fisher and felt betrayed by his former teammate, as the Knicks coach has been dating Govan for several months. The story...
Via The Sports Daily
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Knicks' sellout streak at Madison Square Garden halted at 201

We have to hand it to New York Knicks fans. The team has been an utter abomination over the past two seasons, winning a total of 54 games during that span and missing out on the playoffs each year.In fact, the franchise has won a total of one playoff series since losing to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals back in 2000.So it may come as a surprise to learn that...
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Derek Fisher, Matt Barnes Fight Over Barnes’ Wife

Knicks coach Derek Fisher filed for divorce back in March of this year and Matt Barnes’ wife is “estranged.” The two instances couldn’t be any more unrelated except for the fact that they are. Apparently, Fisher is dating Barnes’ estranged […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Barnes, Derek Fisher had fight over Fisher dating Barnes' ex

Matt Barnes supposedly drove 95 miles Saturday to the Los Angeles home of his ex Gloria Govan to confront Derek Fisher, who is said to be in a relationship with Govan. Barnes and Govan have been separated since about October last year after marrying in 2012. Fisher divorced his wife of 10 years, Candace, in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Andrea Bargnani undergoes MRI on hamstring

Andrea Bargnani has had to deal with serious injury concerns throughout his career, so it only makes sense he would begin his first preseason with the Nets dealing with another physical ailment. This time, it's the hamstring. And though Bargs doesn't appear in need of an amputation, there isn't all perfect news coming from Brooklyn.Here's more from Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Restoring Respectibility: New York Knicks 2015-16 Season Preview

While they aren’t quite a playoff team yet, New York’s offseason additions will make them a much more competitive team this season. Last Year’s Record: 17-65 Key Additions: Robin Lopez Arron Afflalo Kyle O’Quinn Kristaps Porzingis Jerian Grant Derrick Williams Key Departures: Jason Smith Andrea Bargnani Alexey Shved Shane Larkin Season Outlook: The Knicks were...
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Should the New York Knicks Insert Kristaps Porzingis in the Starting Lineup?

Kristaps Porzingis #46 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2015 NBA Las Vegas Summer League game on July 14, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images) For most NBA teams it’s usually a forgone conclusion that if you draft a player in the top-10, especially the...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony on requesting a trade: 'Hell no'

If the Knicks fail to drastically improve upon their 17-65 record this season, there has been speculation that Carmelo Anthony could be traded. Should that end up happening, Anthony insists it won’t be per his request. On Monday, Carmelo was asked if he has thought about asking Phil Jackson for a trade if the Knicks...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlantic Power Rankings: Where Do the Knicks Land?

Ranking: 3 Click to see full Atlantic rankings I’m gonna take a flyer on the New York Knicks here… well, kinda.  Also, consider the talent of the other two teams under the Knicks in this division, and that should ease the supposed absurdity of this projection to some degree.  Maybe the system didn’t work.  Maybe Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson aren’t the saviors of New...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony downplays criticism: ‘I lead in my own way’

Carmelo Anthony insisted that if anyone expects him to change the way he demonstrates leadership this coming season, think again. Anthony defended his leadership style — one that lacks being overly vocal — by saying the ability to motivate and inspire teammates can take on many different forms. “I lead in my own way,” he said, via ESPN. “I will speak up from time to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith is a huge fan of David Blatt

While star small forward LeBron James may not be the biggest fan of Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt, at least one of King James' teammates is.Cavs guard J.R. Smith made it clear Thursday that he has his head coach's back, saying he would "run through a brick wall for Coach."Smith credits Blatt with helping to revive his NBA career after he was traded by the New York Knicks...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Early Expectations for Kristaps Porzingis

(June 24, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Draft night was full of surprises, but perhaps the most shocking to the majority of mainstream NBA fans was the New York Knicks decision to select Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick. The lanky 7-footer had impressed numerous teams at his workout...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephon Marbury is bringing back his super cheap sneakers

Not all of us could afford Air Jordan sneakers growing up. While my mother pinched pennies one year to get me a pair I had been wanting for leading up to Christmas, the $120.00 price tag over two decades ago was ridiculous.Enter into the equation former NBA star Stephon Marbury, who gave a lot of basketball fans and wannabe professional players a cheap alternative to those expensive...
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'Django Unchained' and the black professional athlete

The most insightful scene about sports and race in an American film is found in something that’s not technically a sports movie. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained is a film about slavery disguised as a spaghetti western. When we come across the scene in question, Django is a former slave in the Antebellum South looking for his wife. It’s a little over...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Review: New York Knicks

The New York Knicks entered the 14-15 season hoping to rebound and make the playoffs after missing out during the 13-14 season. Ultimately, injuries marred the entire season and sent the team on an early downward spiral. The only Knicks player to appear in all 82 games was backup big man Jason Smith. And he was a late signing that was more an afterthought than anything else. Carmelo...
Via RealGM - NBA
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says silly things, but that's okay

Phil Jackson was once remembered as being one of — if not the — best coaches in the history of basketball. Yet, that was “forever” ago: way before social media, and especially before he took over the duties of trying to make the incompetent New York Knicks slightly more competent. Jackson aimed to do this by taking a roster which more closely resembled a dumpster fire than...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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