Los Angeles Lakers
Jason Collins played his first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, becoming the first openly gay active player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues.
Carmelo Anthony followed his 62-point game with 35 more, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 110-103, on Sunday.
The trade was proposed before Brooklyn’s center suffered a foot injury that ended his season prematurely. Lopez will undergo surgery to fix the fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Saturday.
For all of Mike D’Antoni’s faults, it’s hard to say he wouldn’t be doing a better job with these Knicks than Mike Woodson is. It’s been that bad.
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.
Nets head coach Jason Kidd appeared to tell Tyshawn Taylor to “hit me” as the guard walked toward the bench. Taylor then bumped into the Nets’ head coach, causing Kidd to spill a cup of soda on the court.
Wesley Johnson made the tiebreaking basket on a steal and dunk with 1:35 left, and the Los Angeles Lakers blew a 27-point lead before beating the Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night.
This summer I made a promise that I wouldn’t address Carmelo Anthony’s impending opt-out until the season was over. Thanks to Melo’s foolish interview with the New York Observer, I’m being forced to break that rule in October.
Anthony has finally acknowledged what we knew all along. When the opportunity to opt out of his contract comes, he’ll likely jump on it.
Melo has refused to discuss the possibility of leaving the Knicks via free agency.
The tide has turned in MLB. The league’s new guard has no problem speaking out — in no uncertain terms — against performance-enhancing drugs and the players who use them.
It would have been a Christmas miracle if the Knicks and Nets faced each other on December 25. But a meeting between the two rivals won’t be happening while presents are being unwrapped.
In a video posted to TMZ.com, Anthony was asked whether he could see himself in the “purple and gold outfit” of the Lakers.
Metta World Peace’s renowned tenacity is exactly what the Knicks needed to add to their defensively-inept roster.
The Knicks, who are stationed in Las Vegas for summer-league play, have expressed interest in the 33-year-old and are reportedly working to set up a meeting between the two parties.