Silverman: Riley Has Set The Table For LeBron's Return To ClevelandIf Pat Riley was interested in furthering his partnership with LeBron James, he sure had a strange way of showing it after the Miami Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.
LeBron James To Meet With Heat; Cavs In Hot PursuitBefore LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami.
Keidel: Melo Won't Mend Miami, But Departure Would Help KnicksWe hear from the rumor mill that Carmelo Anthony is the answer to the Heat's woes. Makes sense. A team needs passing and defense and then gets a guy who can't pass or play defense.
Anthony Mason Says Knicks Need To Reclaim '90s MindsetMason says he's been unable to land a job with the team despite an obvious need to get back to what worked 20 years ago, when the Knicks reached the NBA Finals under former coach Pat Riley.
Keidel: Is America Ready To Like LeBron James? At a time when youngsters are force-fed the mantra that there are no losers, that the score is incidental and every team gets trophies, we have LeBron James as the global, athletic avatar.
Schmeelk: Doc Potentially Coaching Knicks, Kidd's New Job And NBA Finals Notes Doc Rivers would be the Knicks' best coach since Pat Riley -- sorry Jeff Van Gundy, but it’s true -- and that hiring would make the Jason Kidd signing look like nothing more than a PR stunt.
Schmeelk: The Beauty Of Winning UglyThe Knicks know how to win ugly and well -- that's beautiful.
Schmeelk: What To Watch For As The Knicks Open Their Season Against The HeatI want to see if the Knicks can do a better job slowing down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Both players got into the lane way too easily last year against the Knicks. The Knicks have to play the pick-and-roll better and improve their individual defense.
Schmeelk: Crown The King; James Gets His Title, Now It's Time To Move OnLike everyone red blooded American, I would have loved to see the Heat lose in the Finals to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With that being said, part of me is happy because this asinine LeBron James narrative can finally be put away.
Keidel: With NBA Title, There's No More Debate — LeBron Is LeBestNot only is LeBron James the best player on Earth, he has a Secretariat-like lead on the second-best player.
Silverman: Despite HBO Diss, Knicks Should Give Phil Jackson Future ConsiderationSteve Silverman believes the may still be open for Phil Jackson to one day lead the Knicks.