Posts tagged ‘Carmelo Anthony’

August 17, 2011

Video: Kevin Durant x Brandon Jennings x Josh Selby Shine At Melo League

Here’s Kevin Durant abusing the opposition. Summers leagues around the nation have been so good in terms on competition.

Brandon Jennings & Josh Selby (formerly of Kansas) duke it out in their rematch were Selby supposedly dropped 48 points on Jennings in the first meeting. Ouch.

FYI – These highlights are all from the same game. Yes. All this awesomeness happened in one game.

August 2, 2011

Video: Jordan Flight Tour – Hong Kong w/ Chris Paul & Carmelo Anthony

Here’s some action from the Jordan Flight Tour’s first stop in Hong Kong. During the tour there were skills camps and exhibition games held. Towards the end of the video you’ll witness the unveiling of new kicks from each player.

Possible teammates in the near future?

July 31, 2011

Video: John Wall Taking Ankles At B’More Summer League

Its good to see NBA players actually playing during the lockout. We all know they train, but only a few play in summer league games unless its the NBA summer league. Basketball as a sport can only gain from NBA players mixing it up with the highly-talented-regular-folk and prep players.

What we have here is Washington Wizards guard John Wall at Baltimore’s Melo Center League showing why he’s just better than you. Clearly.

Spotted: SBN

February 23, 2011

Carmelo & LaLa Land VH1 Reality Show

On the heels of a blockbuster trade to the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony and wife LaLa managed to get their own reality show on VH1. Can you say ‘Media Capital of the World?’

VH1 announced a green light for sequel to its Carmelo Anthony/La La Vazquez docusoap. The 10-episode series will chronicle Anthony and his wife Vazquez’s move from Denver (where Anthony was a star Nuggets forward) to Manhattan.

February 22, 2011

NBA x Late Night Talk Shows
Conan x Carmelo Anthony
George Lopez x Amar’e Stoudemire

Shouts: Yardie

February 21, 2011

Welcome To The Greatest City

Let’s see if this trade will pan out. With depleted a roster, can the Knicks salvage the rest of the season and gain better playoff positioning? Maybe. The arena seats will be filled but I don’t see much improvement from the Knicks at this juncture. We still have to see what they can do during free agency this summer and let’s hope they can land Chris Paul or Deron Williams in 2012, but I still think with the lingering CBA negotiations around the corner, the prospect of getting a high-profile free agent may be somewhat bleak. I’m gonna miss Felton though. I’d rather they kept him around.

February 21, 2011

Carmelo x Amar’e x D’Antoni | Will It Work?

All of New York wants this trade to happen, including me. The Knicks becoming relevant is the best thing for the NBA and this season has proven that. Tickets sales are through the roof, fans have something to feel proud of, the city is buzzing, celebrities and the who’s who of everything are coming to the Garden, its a beautiful thing right now.

Things seem to be headed in the right direction for the Knicks, but can Melo and Amar’e coexist in the D’Antoni system? Both players need the ball almost every trip. Some people would say that Amar’e played with Nash who was a star, let’s not forget that the point guard/big man duo is something that’s cherished. Teams want that, they aspire to have such a great combo. I do understand that Billups is included in the deal, which I don’t think will work in D’Antoni’s fast-break offense. Unless you’re Steve Nash or have a young point guard i.e. Raymond Felton, that offense will struggle. Billups isn’t exactly you’re high speed guard that’ll start a fast break by himself. Felton is or was perfect for that style of play. He’s having a career year under this system and you want to give that away to have a much slower and on-the-decline Billups?

Let’s say they do make the trade and get Melo, then what? The Knicks will have to fill huge holes in the lineup and they won’t have the cap space to acquire that great of talent. The role players they currently have are perfect, but Melo is being impatient and wants things done now. If he was smart he’d just play the year out and sign with NY and come to a robust roster. That’s wishful thinking though. Back to Melo and D’Antoni’s system, the problem with him is that he holds the ball to long and that breaks down the flow of the offense. Its bad enough you have Amar’e demanding the ball, but now you’ll have Melo as well. This is only going to cripple a great offensive attack.

Essentially, the Knicks are giving away their whole offensive system for two players that’ll only make the team slower and more vulnerable on defense. If they can work out a deal to keep Felton and let Denver keep Billups then I feel this trade could work and not interrupt the flow of the offense and still provide decent defense from the guard position. Hopefully, this whole mess can be cleared up and if the Knicks were smart they would keep Isiah Thomas far, far away from MSG. Thomas brings nothing but failure anywhere he goes. Knicks fans should have a protest, threaten his family’s lives, and hire Anucha Browne Sanders back to keep Isiah Thomas out office and away from the organization at all capacities. Viva la Revolución!

January 20, 2011

Follow Mikhail’s Lead?

We all know Carmelo Anthony didn’t want to sign an extension with the Nets and that ultimately killed the deal, but Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov may have saved face for the organization by releasing his press conference yesterday. I’m sure by now most of the world knows about this and I honestly don’t think Carmelo is going anywhere this year. Should the other teams take the “Mikhail Approach” and kill potential dealings and wait the year out? Denver needs to loosen the reins a bit before they get royally fucked out of players and picks.
Now its up to the Bulls and Knicks to pull some crazy trade out of their asses. Let’s think about this, the Bulls don’t have the trade pieces to land Melo. They can offer cash and a boatload of draft picks but Denver wants players now. The only viable trade piece the Bulls had was Noah and they were geniuses for not letting him go. Props John Paxson and everyone else.
As for the Knicks, they actually have the talent to make the trade but who would want to part ways with Danilo, Wilson, or Fields? Realistically, two or all of them would go if a trade was made. The Knicks finally have good chemistry and a trade would basically destroy that, at the same time would you want to pass up on a franchise player like Carmelo? No. The best scenario for both teams would be for Carmelo to play out this year, and it looks to me that it may be the case.
I don’t think the Bulls or Knicks will execute a reasonable trade unless other teams are involved by the trade deadline. Whichever team that gets Carmelo before the deadline will have to hit the free agent market hard this summer. Its a great reward to get Anthony but the teams will take a hit when it comes to role players. Carmelo, just finish the year and sign with NY!