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Call To The Hall: Derek Fisher

We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  Next up: Derek Fisher   Derek Fisher Career NBA Averages: 8.3 ppg, 2...
Via Hoops Manifesto
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Stephon Marbury to star in play about Stephon Marbury

You simply cannot make this stuff up. Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury will star in a Chinese play about his life during the 2011-2012 season in which he led the Beijing Ducks to a Chinese Basketball Association championship (via Sports Illustrated).  Per SI, “I Was Marbury” runs 11 straight nights from October 1 to 11 in Beijing Wukesong Stadium. Ticket prices range from...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony says the Knicks will ‘absolutely’ be in playoffs next season

Not only does Carmelo Anthony have a new, slimmer physique, the New York Knicks star has a new, positive outlook on the prospect of the team enjoying success next season. A few weeks after stating that he does not believe the Knicks have a championship-caliber roster, Anthony hedged his bets by taking a step back […] The post Carmelo Anthony says the Knicks will ‘absolutely...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony says Knicks are ‘absolutely’ a playoff team

Carmelo Anthony believes the New York Knicks will “absolutely” be back in the playoffs after missing out last season. “Yeah, I think so for sure. Absolutely,” Anthony said to the New York Post of the Knicks’ playoff chances. The Knicks, who went 37-45 last season, are entering their first full season under team president Phil Jackson and new coach Derek Fisher. “I can’t...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith Kills Competition At Secret Pick Up Game

Some Knicks players got in on some off season fun at Terminal 23 Monday in New York. A group of NBA players got together for a quick pick up game at Terminal 23 and it seems as if JR Smith showed up and showed out. JR was dunk city and even threw a smooth two handed reverse for the competition. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Can Knicks fans expect more of this...
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Carmelo Anthony Cut Weight to Extend Career

Everyone bashed Kevin Durant about being too skinny, but after the Slim Reaper won the 2013-2014 MVP Award, it appears some other NBA superstars are trying to slim down now too. LeBron James cut carbs out of his diet and looks noticeably skinnier, and Carmelo Anthony looks like a new person now after shedding some pounds. According to his trainer, Anthony cut weight to extend the...
Via Standing O Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom Says Kardashians Set Him Up At The Club

We wonder if this is true. These details are indeed a tad eye opening. There definitely are two sides to every story.  If you recall, Lamar Odom was denied entry in a club because Khloe’s boyfriend, French Montana was performing in there. Here’s what he had to say about it. “Lamar was extremely upset, because Khloé was the one who had told him where she would be that night...
Via Geeks and Cleats
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo taking $62 million advance on contract

Carmelo Anthony might be losing some weight during the offseason because of his diet, but his pockets are only getting fatter. Anthony signed a five-year, $124 million deal to remain with the New York Knicks in July, and is taking an advance payment of over $62 million — 50 percent of his contract — according to Wall Street Journal sources. The total advance is the maximum...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Melo's trainer: He wants to be a Top-3 player in the world

There once was a time when Carmelo Anthony was unquestionably one of the top-five players in all of basketball.  Now with the emergence of Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry and Paul George just to name a few, Anthony is now considered a prolific scorer who’ll never win anything but a scoring title. He’s out to prove the doubters wrong this summer, while reclaiming his...
Via Thacover2
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks 2014-2015 schedule lowlights

Any time a professional sports league reveals its schedule for the upcoming season, bloggers, fans, and media pore over and craft their MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES lists. Generally, the types of games that constitute a “highlight” on the upcoming schedule are: rivalry games, games that fall on holidays (for some reason), season and home openers, season closers (there’s a .06% chance...
Via Turn On The Knicks
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: How They Won The Offseason

New York Knicks: How They Won The Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Knicks and Phil Jackson started the offseason with their franchise player a free agent, little money to spend, very few traded assets and no draft picks, but because Phil Jackson is the Zen Master and had an excellent offseason they have a roster that looks very different and is much better...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Buys Swanky New York Apartment for a Cool $4.85 Million

Phil Jackson signed a fat 5-year, $60 million contract to become the President of the New York Knicks five months ago, but to many the move  didn’t seem permanent yet, especially with whispers that he would still spend much of his time in Los Angeles. After the purchase of a beautiful 2,600 square foot apartment in New York, Knicks fan might be able to relax for the first time...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Predicting the Starting Five

In the past month and a half, the Knicks have completely reshaped their roster. Their starting point guard and center were traded for two new point guards and a center. In the same trade, they received two second-round draft picks and acquired two young talents. Then, they gave Carmelo Anthony a couple bucks (124 million to be exact) prior to signing Jason Smith with their tax payer’s...
Via Turn On The Knicks
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace to change name again

It’s been all quiet on the Metta World Peace front as it relates to oddball behavior, but his recent signing with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association has provided the eccentric basketball player a perfect opportunity to draw some attention to himself. Not surprisingly, the man formerly known as Ron Artest says […] The post Metta World Peace to change...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks looking to trade Pablo Prigioni? Let’s not freak out…too much

Early August is the doldrums of the NBA offseason, but late Tuesday evening, Knicks fans were jolted into high alert from this series of tweets from ESPN’s Marc Stein regarding some potential player movement: How ’bout a Knicks rumble? I’m told they’re trying to find a new home for Pablo Prigioni as well as Wayne Ellington to create roster room — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine...
Via Turn On The Knicks
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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