The New York Knicks 2012-2013 campaign was the best season the team has had in the past 13 years.
This year was the first time the Knicks had won a playoff series since the 1999-2000 season.
It was the first time the Knicks had won the Atlantic Division since the year I was born, 1993.
Carmelo Anthony finished third in the MVP voting. J.R. Smith won the NBA’s 6thMan of Year Award. Tyson Chandler was named to the NBA’s All Defensive First Team.
But I’m here to tell you that this Knicks team is a lost cause.
Let’s start off with their roster. Almost all of the Knicks that received serious playing time this year are still under contract for next season. Read the rest of this entry »
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After knocking off the Celtics, the Knicks are in a 2nd round playoff battle with the Indiana Pacers. We figured now’s a perfect time to give you a look at Carmelo Anthony’s wife, LaLa. Check out some photos: Read the rest of this entry »
When all the NBA MVP ballots were counted, LeBron James had received 120 first place votes. Carmelo Anthony received the only other, denying LeBron of the first ever-unanimous MVP award.
Gary Washburn, a NBA reporter for the Boston Globe, is the only person who didn’t put LeBron first on his ballot.
When the news broke yesterday that LeBron wasn’t the unanimous MVP, a lot of people, including myself, were outraged. However, Washburn wrote a column today explaining why he voted for Anthony instead of LeBron.
(Column after the jump)
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Not that this comes to a surprise, Carmelo Anthony’s wife LaLa, has gone to her Instagram account to respond to Jordan Crawford.
Love it LaLa. Let him know he’s nothin’ but a bench warmer.
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Last night the New York Knicks all wore black to the game 5 because Kenyon Martin told everyone it was the Boston Celtics funeral. Too bad JR Smith played like he was already dead. After the game, Celtics bench warmer Jordan Crawford looks like he yelled at Carmelo Anthony “That MFer f’d your wife!”.
No one is exactly sure what sparked this comment, but something clearly is going on between the Celtics and Carmelo’s wife, LaLa. At first, the “Honey Nut Cheerio’s” comment by Kevin Garnett seemed funny, but now this is the second incident involving a Celtics player talking about Melo’s wife. I’m starting to think that maybe something did happen between a Celts player and LaLa. Why else would they keep bringing it up?
Check out the video after the jump and you decide if that’s what Jordan Crawford said.
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- LeBron James – This really isn’t a debate. LBJ was by far the league’s best player this season. Not to mention his Miami Heat finished the regular season with the league’s best record as well. What LBJ does on the court is unbelievable. He can dominate the game in so many different ways. LeBron is going to win this year’s MVP award, no doubt about it.
- Kobe Bryant – Let’s be real here. Kobe has single-handedly led the Lakers to the playoffs with his scoring, defense, and leadership. The “Black Mamba” has stepped up and answered every challenge he has been faced with this year. Take Kobe off the Lakers, and do you really think they make the playoffs this year? I sure don’t.
- Carmelo Anthony - Melo has been the leader for this Knicks team and has led the to their best season in ages. He’s averaging nearly 29 points per game and has the Knicks in position to make a deep postseason run.
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Carmelo flipped his lid. Can you blame him? This lowlife by the name of Kevin Garnett said that his precious LaLa tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios! As if! How would this punk know how this queen tastes? Balderdash, I say! He was merely trying to get under Carmelo’s skin. While Melo is taking the high road (LOL J/K, he waited for KG by the Celtics’ team bus to have a word or two with him.), we at TSB don’t roll like that. Well, I can’t speak for everyone. I’m the one taking the low road here. I don’t mind getting my hands dirty. Don’t worry, Melo. I got you. Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to fashion, you may have noticed something different about today’s NBA stars. Flat brimmed hats and tall-t’s are out (sorry, Allen Iverson). “Nerd swag” is in. Read the rest of this entry »
J.R. Smith is on his way back to the NBA from China and according to ESPN his most likely destination is either Lob City or New York. While the Clippers can only sign him to a minimum salary, the Knicks have the cap space to sign him to a more lucrative deal for the midlevel exception of a pro-rated $2.5 million. Former teammates from each squad are recruiting the combo guard with CP3 and Kenyon Martin egging Smith to go west while crash test buddy Carmelo Anthony is telling him to come to the concrete jungle. Do us all a favor Melo, let the Clips have him. Read the rest of this entry »
In the midst of a lock-out shortened NBA season, the Knicks find themselves at a distant 3rd place in the Atlantic Division at a disappointing 10-15. Carmelo Anthony, now injured, has been lazy at times. Amare Stoudemire and his paper mache knees has seen his scoring drop from 25.3 ppg last year to 18.2 ppg so far this season. What can you do with those STAT and Melo jerseys collecting dust in your closet? Turn them into a Jeremy Lin jersey.
If you don’t watch much NBA you may be asking yourself, who the f*@k is Jeremy Lin? Let me educate you on the Knicks leading scorer for the past 2 games. After amnestying Chauncey Billups the Knicks acquired near-paraplegic Baron Davis, Mike Bibby’s corpse and rookie Iman Shumpert to run the point. The Houston Rockets, realizing Jeremy Lin wasn’t tall enough to fill the Asian roster void left by the retired Yao Ming, waived him in order to sign Samuel Dalembert. With two wasted roster spots the Knicks needed another point guard and claimed the rights to Lin.
The Knicks are on a 2 game winning streak thanks to the undrafted Harvard graduate, #17 Jeremy Lin. After spending most of last year with the Golden State Warriors and a little stint in the D-League, Lin popped off for career highs of 25 points and 7 assists off the bench against the Nets Saturday night. D’Antoni rewarded the guard with a start and Linsanity followed up with 28 and 8 against the Jazz on Monday as “MVP” chants filled Madison Square Garden.
MVP might be a stretch, but with two big games in a row the words “fluke” and “flash in the pan” are starting to dissipate. Lin has never seen major minutes like this in his brief career and he has seemingly flourished in D’Antoni’s system. Finally, Knicks fans have something to cheer about this season.
You can’t spell ballin’ without ‘Lin’.
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