A good read. Boston and New York Sports fans are very brutal towards each others teams and players but something like this should not ever be tolerated. It’s one thing to boo a player like Paul Pierce because of what team he plays for, but when the New York Knicks set up a classy pregame ceremony to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings, there’s no need for fans to be acting in that manner.
A great read by Thomas Golianopoulos and the staff at Grantland.com.
TMZ VIDEO: Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony in a screaming match following Monday’s Celtics-Knicks game
Well here it is: the video that people have been looking for courtesy of TMZ. I couldn’t really hear what both of them are saying but there is the whole post game altercation that everyone has been talking about between Celtics star Kevin Garnett and Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. All a bunch of talk.
Comcast Sportsnet VIDEO: Carmelo Anthony spotted waiting for Kevin Garnett after Celtics/Knicks game
What is this high school?! Carmelo Anthony needs to just let his game speak for him rather than resort to punk moves. Remember Melo you’re getting paid to play a schoolyard game. Kevin Garnett may be a rough and sometimes “dirty” player (and this is coming from a die-hard Celtics fan), but if you let a future hall of famer get in your head then you shouldn’t be playing this game.
Rajon Rondo dazzles off the court in GQ internship. Seriously? Good for him but he should’ve used the time on practicing jump shots and free throws.
Sources say that Jeremy Lin is angry at the New York Knicks for not being as aggressive in going after him like the Houston Rockets. Well you can’t blame him - I mean he was an undrafted rookie out and was waived numerous times and finally started playing good basketball for half a season so that should be enough for everyone to go after him (This is all sarcasm).
I think the Knicks did the right thing and waited for a team like the Houston Rockets to come in an put a price tag on Lin. I think everyone that watches basketball knew that New York would match an offer but they just wanted to make sure that they weren’t going to overpay. As a franchise you have to see what people see him as and make sure that you either walk away if the contract is too high (ahem David Kahn on Darko Milicic’s deal) or you see if the price is just right.
Carmelo Anthony is back home in the Big Apple!
After months of trade talks where destinations ranged from New Jersey to Houston and contemplating the idea of playing the “Let’s hope that our star will re-sign” game (that plan worked wonders for the Cleveland Cavaliers), the Denver Nuggets finally agreed to ship Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman to the New York Knicks in exchange for Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first-round draft pick. Before Carmelo landed into NYC, New Yorkers began laying out the red carpet and claimed him as the King of the Garden - Heck, even the famous Carnegie Deli laid out all the fixins and created the Melo Sandwich.
With all the hype surrounding Anthony, where does this leave current Knick star and former King of the Garden Amare Stoudemire? While he has shown excitement for Melo’s arrival, one can’t help but wonder about Amare’s true feelings. Is it possible that he feels that Carmelo will now be seen as “The Man” in the city or does he think that they truly can co-exist on the same big stage? Either way, Knicks fans are just happy that basketball is now relevant again and that the new Dynamic Duo in the east will definitely cause nothing short of excitement.