Found April 04, 2012 on Tennis Grand Stand:
New York Knicks and five-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Carmelo Anthony, or “Melo” as he’s nicknamed, may not be well known among tennis fans — but he should be! “Melo” (don’t confuse him with the Brazilian doubles player Marcelo Melo!) has been around tennis and even incorporates a tennis ball in his training workouts to strengthen his dribbling skills. Off the court, Melo was part of the 2011 Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the family-driven entertainment event on the eve of the U.S. Open, and was also spotted on the red carpet last September as he joined tennis star Serena Williams to promote “New Yorkers for Children” at Ciprianni’s in New York City. As the NBA Lockout continued last fall, Melo stayed involved in the community not only taking on several ventures with the Carmelo Anthony Foundation, but also enjoying his newly married status, New York Fashion Week, and Bette Midler’s Halloween costume party. The charitable and likable Melo serves as an easy role model for

Jeremy Lin tweets out hilarious post-operation picture of himself (Photo)

Here’s a drugged-up Jeremy Lin greeting the Twitter world with this post-op pic of him recovering in the hospital on Monday. Lin underwent successful surgery to repair a small meniscus tear in his left knee and is expected to be out for the rest of the regular season. He attached this message to the photo: Praise God for a successful surgery…road to recovery! Lets goo. Much...

Box of Ziti’s for April 5, 2012

After a bit of back and forth I have decided that it is best that I do Box of Ziti’s by myself, since the logistic (just ask what Brown can do for you I guess) of getting the games from the others is not so easy to then put them into a post. So, with the beginning of Major League Baseball, I figured this would be the perfect time to start back up, but before I do here is the usual...

Knicks Shouldn't Sweat Loss to Pacers Too Much

The Knicks wasted a season-high 39 point performance from Carmelo Anthony and let a 17 point lead evaporate in the final quarter, losing to the Pacers 112-104 last night.The late game failure resulted in the Knicks allowing 40 fourth quarter points by the Pacers, watching Danny Granger (surely hungry for a win after losing to the Knicks in back-to-back games earlier this season)...

Landry Fields takes out referee under hoop

Landry Fields accidentally took out referee Bill Kennedy when The New York Knicks took on the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. Landry got fouled hard on a drive to the basket and the push and momentum carried him all the way to absolutely annihilating Bill Kennedy who was an innocent observer on the baseline. Click here to view the embedded video. via @jose3030 var conf_38667...

Artist David Garibaldi paints portrait of Jeremy Lin in five minutes at halftime of Knicks game (Video)

While many halftime acts at NBA games feature some sort of acrobatics, artist David Garibaldi provides a nice alternative. Garibaldi paints portraits in a short amount of time, all while dancing and working with rhythm. On Saturday, he performed at halftime of the Knicks-Cavs game in New York and painted a portrait of Jeremy Lin in about five minutes. The entire performance was...

Mike Woodson wants J.R. Smith’s shorts pulled up

Mike Woodson is going to make a professional out of J.R. Smith, and he doesn’t care what it takes to accomplish that goal. The Knicks interim coach has been speaking with Smith since the guard’s Tuesday ejection against the Pacers. He wants Smith to make many changes. “I told him I’m going to continue to coach him as long as I’m coaching the team,” Woodson said Thursday...

Knicks Feeling Wrath of The Basketball Gods…Again

After three weeks on Cloud Nine, injuries to Jeremy Lin and Amar'e Stoudemire have sent the Knicks crashing back to Earth. However, it seems as if for the past 40 years a higher power has cast misfortune upon the franchise and extended their long title drought. Fate has a unique way of tempering the New York Knicks. The day after Tebow-mania

J.R. Smith ejected for this flagrant 2 against the Pacers

NY Knick J.R. Smith breaks Leandro Barbosa's balance with a push forward against his chest with his left arm while a hooked right foot pulls the Pacers' leg out of position. h/t Boomer & Carton Do... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Knicks Magic Game Thread

So we're down 9 early Melo is already giving up open jumpers and holding the ball on O the refs are already punishing us for being new york and TC is our best player so far... lets go knicks...

Deron Williams: The Assistant General Manager?

Many Knicks fans have criticized Carmelo Anthony for his negative tone on the court this season, and even went as far as blaming his influence for the resignation of former head coach Mike D'Antoni. So how does that make them feel about the leniency the Nets have demonstrated with star point guard Deron Williams? Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports: “I want to win. At the...

Pacers finally beat Knicks

This is what happened today.When I switched on the TV, the Pacers were up by a point in the second half against the New York Knicks, a team they recently lost to twice in back to back games. Granted, this time the Knicks were without Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire, but Carmelo Anthony had been playing well and the Knicks' confidence was high.Of course, the Pacers soon...

Game Thread: Knicks at Pacers (7PM ET)

Knicks continue to battle for that 8th and final playoff spot against a solid Indiana squad. Let's get it.
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