After a rocky road this season up to now, New York Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni has decided to step down as resign. With stars like Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and emergence of Jeremy Lin, the team is currently on a 6-game skid and rumors of issues in the locker D’Antoni decided it was his time to go.
It was a great opening day in the NBA yesterday on Christmas Day. 5 back to back to back to back to back game between ABC and ESPN which started at 12 noon.
The New York Knicks won the opening game over the Boston Celtics 106-104. Close game but a late foul put the Knicks up by 2 and they won the game. Carmelo Anthony had 37 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk in the game.
The NBA Finals rematch was next between the Heat and Mavericks and this one was all one sided. Lebron James went crazy as the Heat were up as much as by 35 points during the game. James had 37 Pts, 10 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk in the 105-94 victory.
Current NBA MVP Derrick Rose went to LA to take on the Lakers in game 3 and led a rally that ended with the game winning shot with 4 seconds left in the game. Rose had 22 points in the 88-87 win. Kobe had the last shot but it was blocked by Luol Deng to seal the deal.
Game 4 was between the Thunder and the Magic. The Thunder held Dwight Howard to 11 points in the 97-89 win. Kevin Durant scored 30 points in the win.
The last game was between the new look LA Clippers and the debut of Mark Jackson as the Golden State head coach. It was close but the CLippers pulled off a 105-86 victory. Chris Paul had 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl in his debut.
Miami ran into some Heat last night when the NY Knicks came into town. Spike Lee even made the trip for his Knicks. The Heat had good control throughout the game but gave it up in the final minutes of the 4th quarter. Chauncy Billups had a 3-pointer that took control of the game for the Knicks and helped them come back and win the game 91-86. C. Anthony had 29 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk.
Finally! A blockbuster deal was completed that sent Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. The swap is a three-way deal including Minnesota, a league source told Broussard.
As a part of the deal, the Knicks will send Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, and a 2014 first-round draft pick to the Nuggets, who would get additional picks and cash, according to the Denver Post. Along with Anthony, New York would acquire Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman, the newspaper reported.
New York will send Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota as part of the deal, according to the newspaper. In exchange, the Knicks will get Corey Brewer, a league source told Broussard.
Oh boy, will the Knicks be a force to be wrecking with now?
Check out the NBA All-Star Edition of the Air Jordan Melo 7. It is primarily red to match the color of the Western Conference uniforms but doesn’t have anything else that really stands out from the sneaker. Look for these to drop Feb. 17.
Check out what will be Carmelo Anthony’s newest sneaker in Jordan Brand, the Melo M7. Not having a very successful signature line, the Melo M7 “integrates a visible Air Unit, flex grooves on the lateral forefoot outsole, and a unique uper design that features a mesh layer under leather panels. The comfort is there, and the design is catching for sure” (Sneaker News). This specific China colorway is hot, so if the colorways stay hot this can become a successful show for Jordan Brand. This colorway has no release date yet, but general releases are set to release very soon.
Check out Joel Ortiz and Carmelo Anthony at the New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade this past Sunday. Melo has the white/varsity red Air Jordan 6’s and wearing a custom Air Jordan x Carmelo Puerto Rico shirt that’s flamers. Joel has the Infrared Air Jordan Spiz’ikes.