Jun 28, 2016

NBA stars Durant, Anthony headline 12-man U.S. Olympic team

Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. James isn’t going to Rio, and neither are many more of basketball’s best players. The Americans think they’ll be just fine with ...

LeBron set to skip Rio; Anthony to play for U.S.

Jun 24, 2016

LeBron set to skip Rio; Anthony to play for U.S.

With LeBron James taking a pass, Carmelo Anthony alone will have a chance to become the most-decorated Olympian in men’s basketball history. The New York Knicks forward has agreed to chase a fourth Olympic medal, a person with knowledge of the details said Thursday. ...

Mar 31, 2016

Clippers' Paul to skip Rio Games

Chris Paul is passing up a shot at Olympic history to take a much-needed summer off. The Los Angeles Clippers star said it was a difficult decision to pull his name from consideration for this summer’s Olympics in Rio, but after spending a decade ...

Fisher a victim of Jackson's coaching purism

| Feb 16, 2016

Fisher a victim of Jackson's coaching purism

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Phil Jackson is much less Zen master than basketball apostle. I once remember Phil telling me a story about a period after his basketball playing career before he became arguably the greatest and most successful basketball coach in NBA history. He’d failed at attempts ...

Dec 24, 2015

NBA calls for end to gun violence in public service announcement

Stephen Curry heard about a shooting involving a 3-year-old girl over the summer. “My daughter Riley is that age,” he said. That begins a public service announcement that debuts on Christmas and features four NBA stars lending their voices to the campaign to end ...

Cavaliers extend winning streak to eight games

Nov 14, 2015

Cavaliers extend winning streak to eight games

With LeBron James spending so much energy shutting Carmelo Anthony down in the second half, it was good to have Mo Williams with him to finish the game offensively. James scored 31 points, Williams made a tiebreaking jumper with 41 seconds left and the ...

Japan hoop adviser Dunn says Carmelo 'misunderstood'

Jul 2, 2015

Japan hoop adviser Dunn says Carmelo 'misunderstood'

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Former New York Knicks assistant coach Jerry Dunn says that the team’s star forward, Carmelo Anthony, is “very misunderstood” by the public. Currently in Tokyo as a special adviser during the Japan women’s national team’s ongoing training camp, Dunn insisted that Anthony, one of ...

Anthony to undergo knee surgery

Feb 19, 2015

Anthony to undergo knee surgery

Carmelo Anthony will have surgery on his left knee that could keep him off the court for four to six months. New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said Wednesday a timetable for Anthony’s recovery couldn’t completely be determined until after the surgery, but early ...

Knicks prevail in ugly game against Lakers

Feb 2, 2015

Knicks prevail in ugly game against Lakers

Carmelo Anthony hears those voices saying he’s getting old, that he can’t jump like he once did. Hard not to, since some of them are coming from right in his locker room. Anthony answered in his own way Sunday, scoring 18 of his 31 ...

Knicks snap losing streak

Nov 17, 2014

Knicks snap losing streak

One strong defensive quarter helped the New York Knicks end a seven-game skid. New York held Denver to just one basket in the second quarter en route to a 109-93 victory over the Nuggets on Sunday. The Nuggets missed their first 15 shots of ...

'Melo chooses to stay in New York with Knicks

Jul 14, 2014

'Melo chooses to stay in New York with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now. Anthony is staying in New York, announcing his decision Sunday in a posting titled “My City, My Heart” on his website. “This organization has supported me and in ...

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Jun 30, 2014

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Phil Jackson sought to clear something up: Suggesting Carmelo Anthony take less than a maximum salary wasn’t his idea. It was Anthony, Jackson noted, who first brought up leaving money on the table to help build a winning team. Now it’s about time to ...