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The Western Conference has been the power conference in the NBA since 1998, or post Jordan. A really good season in the West sometimes would only merit a 7th or 8th seed come playoff time.  In the east, a record under .500 could still merit a 7th or 8th seed in the East. The Knicks have risen, and the Pacers and Nets have a loaded group that can compete with the Bulls or Heat.  The East has now become the premiere conference in some eyes. Carmelo Anthony is aware of that shift in power, and told ESPN New York that “he’s preparing for better competition in the East this season.” “When I was in the Western Conference, everybody was talking about how the West is so much better,” he told on Wednesday. “But now, the power has shifted back into the Eastern Conference, so we’re ready. We’re excited about that.” “I think we have the talent,” he said. “I think the most important thing is injuries, for one, and then everybody just coming together and just taking on the challe

New York Knicks: Breaking Down The Best “Crunch-Time” Lineup

The New York Knicks have added new veteran pieces this off-season including Andrea Bargnani, Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih. Adding these pieces to a veteran loaded roster will lead head coach Mike Woodson to find the best chemistry within his roster to come up with a new “crunch-time” lineup. Last seaoson’s “crunch-time” lineup was Raymond Felton (PG), J.R. Smith (SG...

Store pulls New York Knicks shirt featuring team logo turned into racial slur (pic)

A store located in Manhattan has pulled an offensive shirt featuring the New York Knicks logo that contained a racial slur. The shirt, which featured the traditional Knicks logo but altered so the last few letters of the team’s name read “”g-g-a,” have apparently been selling well but store manager Eddie Nunez reluctantly succumbed to […]The post Store pulls New York Knicks...

Knicks Mourn: Remember Dean Meminger

Via Marc Berman Earl Monroe was in tears yesterday upon hearing his former Knicks roommate and backcourt mate, Dean Meminger, was found dead in a Harlem hotel, possibly of a drug overdose. Monroe and Meminger were teammates on the 1973 championship team and became best friends. Monroe is godfather to Meminger’s daughter, Maisha. “I’m devastated by the fact he’s passed,...

Andrea Bargnani should be ready for training camp

We heard recently that Andrea Bargnani would miss the entirety of the EuroBasket tournament because of pneumonia. While the first part remains true Bargnani's Italian coach told Marc Berman that doctors over there believe the respiratory infection was something other than pneumonia. He also said this which is foreboding and given how Bargnani's NBA career to date has gone...

Ex-Knicks G Meminger dead at 65

Dean Meminger, the former Marquette guard who played a reserve role on the New York Knicks' 1973 NBA championship team, was found dead Friday in a Manhattan hotel room. He was 65. New York City police said staff at the Hamilton Heights Hotel found Meminger unconscious and unresponsive inside a room and emergency medical personnel pronounced him dead. Police said there were no...

Former Knicks Player Dean “The Dream” Meminger Found Dead Of Possible OD

Former New York Knicks great Dean “The Dream” Meminger was found dead Friday night, due to possible drug overdose. The New York Post is reporting that the 65-year-old Meminger was found dead in a Harlem hotel room. Meminger is a former playground legend who rose to fame with the Knicks, and helped lead them to the 1973 NBA Championship. He was discovered fully clothed around...

New York Knicks: Former Knicks player Dean Meminger dead at 65

Dean Meminger (Photo credit: John Sotomayor/ The New York Times) The New York Knicks is mourning the loss of one of its greatest players.  Former team member Dean Meminger was found dead in a Manhattan hotel room yesterday, after hotel staff found him unconscious and unresponsive.  Meminger was only 65 years old. The former Knick’s guard, who was later pronounced dead by emergency...

JR Smith Says He’s Done Dating Reality Show & Celebrity Women

There use to be a time that athletes would marry the anonymous women and just mess around with the celebs, groupies, Twodels and Reality Show girls. That still happens from time to time (see Chris Paul or LeBron), but more and more the athletes are more comfortable having a reality show girl as their main lady (see Lamar Odom or Matt Barnes). Stiletto Jill always says that athletes...

Italian coach: Bargnani sad to miss Euro tourney

Summer was going so swell for Andrea Bargnani getting a fresh start with his trade to the Knicks and reporting to Team Italy’s training camp late last month in terrific shape. But now a respiratory infection that felled him three weeks ago has officially knocked him out of next month’s European Championships. “I think he’s very very disappointed’’ Team Italy’s associate...

Former Marquette star Dean 'The Dream' Meminger found dead

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dean Meminger, the former Marquette guard who played a reserve role on the New York Knicks' 1973 NBA championship team, was found dead Friday in a Manhattan hotel room. He was 65. New York City police said staff at the Hamilton Heights Hotel found Meminger unconscious and unresponsive inside a room and emergency medical personnel pronounced him dead. Police...

Bargnani expected to be ready for Knicks camp

Even though Andrea Bargnani will be missing the European Championships he’s expected to be ready for the start of New York Knicks training camp, at least according to one of his Italian coaches. Bargnani is still in Rome sucking down some serious antibiotics as he tries to get healthy from pneumonia or whatever it is he’s fighting. The good news is doctors have said the infection...

The NBA’s Newest Threads – Including A New York Knicks Alternate

Golden State really stirred the pot last year by breaking out short-sleeved jerseys and now the rest of the league is following suit. A few teams will debut a version of the latest fashion trend for the 2013-14 season, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns. Maybe it would have been beneficial for Melo to rock the short sleeves at the end of last season when his shoulder...

Dean 'the dream' Meminger, Dead at Age 65

Dean Meminger (May 13, 1948-August 23, 2013), former Marquette University men’s basketball player (1969-71).Meminger was the MVP of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in 1969-70 in his hometown of New York City and helped the New York Knicks to the NBA title in 1972-73. MU's Deputy Athletic Director Mike Broeker said,"“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dean Meminger,
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