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Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson in 2011.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Kobe, Magic In Disbelief As Lakers Let Phil Jackson Sign On With Knicks

Two Lakers greats are chucking up a half-court shot at the buzzer, campaigning Los Angeles brass to swoop in and hire the Zen Master. Will it go in?

03/13/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Dow NBAE via Getty Images)

Anthony’s Record-Breaking Night Brings Smiles Back To Knicks Nation

Anthony scored a career-high 62 points to break the franchise and current Madison Square Garden records, and the Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96 on Friday night to stop a five-game losing streak.

01/25/2014

Dennis Rodman  (Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images), Michael Bloomberg watches Knicks-Spurs at MSG (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

2013 Sports Oddities: A Wayward Super Bowl Ring, Bloomberg’s Popcorn Caper & More

The mystery of what exactly happened to Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring was one of many odd places sports wandered into this year…

12/31/2013

Kobe Bryant (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Kobe Bryant’s Knee Injury

When Kobe Bryant returned to the court on December 8 following months of rehab on the repaired left Achilles he’d torn in April, he did so confidently – at least in words. In actions, not so much.

12/20/2013

A fan wears a LeBron James jersey (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

LeBron James Atop Newest List Of NBA Jersey Sales; Carmelo Is 5th

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is No. 2 on the list, followed by Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.

12/19/2013

Michael Jordan (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Michael Jordan: In My Prime, I’d Beat LeBron James 1-On-1

“I don’t think I would lose,” Jordan said in the video, before smiling and adding, “Other than to Kobe Bryant because he steals all of my moves.”

10/01/2013

Metta World Peace (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Keidel: Knicks Are Assured Another Corporate Conundrum

The Knicks are a win-now team that just got someone whose prime was expended and expired in Los Angeles. Metta World Peace. Just feels funny saying it.

07/16/2013

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TTYM: Must-See RGIII Rap Video And Watch An NFL Rookie Run 25 MPH On A Treadmill

  by @TaraLipinskyMore Columns here. In this week’s That Thing You Missed, Kobe Bryant on Dwight Howard’s Departure, is this the fastest man in the NFL, what it looks like to catch a homerun with your head and […]

07/12/2013

Metta World Peace (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ron Artest Sr. Wants Son, Metta World Peace, To Finish His Career In N.Y.

If waived, World Peace, a La Salle Academy product and Queens native, would most likely seek a veteran contract worth $1.4 million.

07/10/2013

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sims: Athletes Recovering From Injury – Are They Set Up To Fail? Part I

it may be prudent to opt for surgery immediately after injury rather than take a wait-and-see-approach.

07/01/2013

Tiger Woods (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Tiger Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest-Paid Athletes; A-Rod Comes In At No. 18

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was tops among the 27 baseball players on the list and No. 18 overall with $30.3 million, although he is currently facing the possibility of a 100-game suspension.

06/06/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Knicks Small Forward Carmelo Anthony Named To All-NBA Second Team

NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.

05/23/2013

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Mayweather Jr. Named Highest-Earning Athlete In America By SI; A-Rod, Johan Crack Top 15

Locally, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (out until after the All-Star break) came in at No. 9 and the Mets’ Johan Santana (out for the season) came in at No. 13. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (out until after the All-Star break) is No. 19.

05/15/2013

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jason Collins Becomes 1st Active Male Athlete In 4 Major American Pro Sports To Come Out

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”

04/29/2013

Kobe Bryant (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kallas: Kobe Bryant Simply Doesn’t Get It, And He Showed That On Sunday

Kobe Bryant is smarter than this, but he just doesn’t get it. Hopefully he will now.

04/22/2013

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