Carmelo Anthony admits to how close he was to leaving the Knicks

Carmelo Anthony said that he was “close” to leaving the Knicks

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony was coaching a celebrity game at the Barclays Center when he dished out some details about his free agency this past July. Melo said that he was close to leaving New York, but ultimately decided to stay with the Knicks, agreeing to a five-year, $124 million contract. In fact, Anthony was so close to leaving the Knicks that he said he doesn’t want to talk about it anymore.

Via ESPN New York:

Anthony reiterated on Thursday that he was “close” to leaving New York.

“It was close. I don’t even like to talk about that no more,” he said. “This is home. There is no place like New York. Although the other situations were very intriguing, there is no place like New York.”

There were plenty of rumors and speculation about what was going down last month, but at the end of the day, only Anthony and his team know how close he was to leaving New York. And, while Anthony didn’t reveal what team(s) he was close to signing with, the general consensus is that the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls were the two teams close to landing the former Syracuse product. For the sake of Knicks fans, at least they don’t have to completely start all over and rebuild again after a crippling trade that brought Anthony to New York halfway through the 2010-2011 season.


Isiah Thomas to be offered a job by James Dolan

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Every time Knicks fans hear the name, Isiah Thomas, they cringe. Isiah Thomas without a doubt is one of the best point guards to ever play the game, however that doesn’t erase the painful memories Knicks fans endured last decade. Well Knicks fans get ready for the possible Isiah Thomas sequel.

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Raymond Felton: I’m better than Jeremy Lin, people need to shut their mouths

Raymond Felton: I’m better than Jeremy Lin, people need to shut their mouths

Raymond Felton certainly isn’t lacking confidence in his second trip back as a New York Knick. Felton, in an interview with MSG claims he is a better point guard than Jeremy Lin. With a strong Jeremy Lin fan base, this may not have been the smartest thing to come out and say for Raymond Felton. Knicks fans should love Felton’s confidence, as he is a talented player when in shape. Lin however, has only 25 starts under his belt. The Knicks if nothing else, are getting a more experienced player that has proven he can thrive in New York.

“Nothing personal between me and Jeremy” but says “I am a competitor. I am a point guard just like he is, so do I think I am better? Of course, I am going to say that. I think I am better than any point guard. That’s the way I am supposed to think.”

As for the naysayers that say Felton was overweight and questions his dedication and commitment to the game, Felton says they need to shut their mouths. If nothing else Felton has the New York swag working in his favor. Judging on how the New York tabloids are, Felton better put up or shut up himself come hoops season.

“I wasn’t at the weight I normally am.”

“I am the first one to say, ‘I wasn’t in shape.’ I don’t make no excuses, I don’t blame anyone else.”

“I am hearing from everybody, ‘He wasn’t in shape last year.’ I played in the league seven years, about to be eight, came in out of shape one year and that’s all everybody wants to talk about. … I look forward to this year and shutting up everybody’s mouth.”

J.R. Smith says Steve Nash is a young Clint Eastwood

J.R. Smith is known to fly a little off the handle on his twitter account. Well, he’s pure entertainment while soaking in the mess of an event that is The ESPYs. He has the line of the night (or morning, depending on which coast you’re on) with this tweet and photo evidence to back it up. Appears the assist may go to some cohorts of his at instagram.


ESPN Misspells “Knicks” in Tweet

I understand we’re in the technology age where everyone has a smart phone and constantly texting. With this comes some purposeful misspellings to shorten things down, save on time so to speak. But when ESPN, who refers to themselves as the world-wide leader in sports, misspells the word, “Knicks” I have to question it.

Check out the tweet from ESPN New York:



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