Tag: Basketball

Knicks Free Agency Chase

The New York Knicks current star Carmelo Anthony and General Manager Phil jackson have reportedly not spoken since free agency began, showing some serious differences in vision for the Knickerbockers. When asked how Jackson feels about Anthony’s displeasure with the direction the club is taking, Phil only answered that basketball is a team sport that needs to be played together.

Anthony, a widely considered franchise player, has been kept out of the loop regarding the free agency offers that the Knicks have been offering. Robin Lopez, Derrick Williams, Arron Afflalo and Kyle O’Quinn were added to the roster without the stars blessing. New Yorkers do not seemed worried by the rift between the two big names. Phil Jackson has a history of winning, having 11 rings as a coach and 2 as a player with the Knicks. He seems to have the complete trust of the Knicks faithful as New Yorkers will be hoping to watch a “Knicks-tape” of highlights this year.

While some high profile contracts have fallen through the cracks, Jackson’s plan to capture some high profile stars is to build the program one year at a time by winning. By picking the right players to fit into a team system, the Knicks will be able to win more games every year, which attracts free agents looking for an opportunity to win a championship.

He plans to continue to build the locker room in leadership and defensive ability. Jacksons unpopular first round draft pick, Kristaps Porzingis has been playing well in summer league and looks to be positioning himself to make an impact.

While the team gears up for next season, Carmelo is coming off a serious knee injury and no secondary scorer has emerged from the roster. As a true long term team builder, Jackson is building a program to last, the only way he knows.

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NBA All-Star Weekend

With the biggest weekend in basketball in the mecca of the sport, New York City, all of the hype to catch high flying dunks, deep three point shots and the stars on one court.

Not only is the game in New York City, it will be a multi borough event taking place at Unknownboth the Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden. Expect to see all the celebrities courtside wearing the all star themed sneakers and shoes which are being released this weekend.

As for the events of the weekend. Everyone’s patience is running out in anticipation for the three point and dunk contests. This years three point contest is star studded with unbelievable talent including the Splash Brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, James Harden, Kyle Korver, Wesley Matthews, and Kyrie Irving. All the explosive talent is going to give the fans something to cheer about, this years three point contest will take place at the Barclays Center along with the dunk contest. This year’s dunk contest always has the buzz around it but this years three point contest is expected to cause more attention.

As always though, the all star game will take center stage at the worlds most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. We will be seeing all of the regulars from LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony all the way to the upcoming stars of the league such as Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis. This years weekend is turning into New York City into a playground with NBA events all over the city. New Yorker’s are loving all of the great transformations the NBA is giving the city.

Leading vote getter this year LeBron James explains how honored he is to be playing with such great talent on the biggest stage in the world. This weekend should live up to the expectations, especially the three point and dunk contest. Tune in this Saturday February 14th around 7PM EST to catch all the action.