Found April 06, 2014 on Basketball Bicker:
The New York Knicks—more like the Jekyll and Hyde Knicks—lost to the Miami Heat by 11 points on Sunday, 102-91. That puts them 1.5 games back of the Atlanta Hawks for the eight and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks still have a chance to make the playoffs, but with the way they have played this season, no one can know. It’s appropriate that the Knicks are referred to as the “Jekyll and Hyde” Knicks because of their up and down, side to side, ugly/beautiful playing style. They have beaten the elite teams in the NBA, but have also been flat-out embarrassed by some of the worst teams in the NBA. As for today’s game against the Heat, the Knicks got off to a fast start, in part because of LeBron James‘ uncharacteristically bad start to the game—four turnovers in the first couple of minutes. However, as the game went on, the Heat started to play like the Heat and unfortunately, the Knicks started to play like the Knicks. What I mean when I say that the Heat started ...

New York Knicks’ Playoff Hopes Rest on Injured Shoulders of Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony recently spoke to reporters about his right shoulder injury, and the statement he provided, via ESPN, was very fitting: “It’s bad timing, knowing our situation.” Bad timing indeed, as the Knicks are in a serious battle for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. New York sits two games behind Atlanta, who also holds...

LeBron James Wears Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Hat In Post-Loss Interview (Photos)

Twitter exploded Friday night when LeBron wore a peculiar hat during a postgame interview. The Miami Heat lost 122-121 to the Minnesota Timberwolves in double overtime, and King James was clearly upset over the game’s final score. Defeat wasn’t the only thing that looked strange on James, though, as he wore a hat similar to one recently made famous by music icon Pharrell and...

LeBron James jokes about taking free throw lessons from son on Instagram

During last night’s double overtime affair against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat star LeBron James missed a key free throw in the second overtime that kept T’Wolves in the game to eventually win it. Earlier today, LeBron decided to poke a little fun at himself by posting the below Instagram video which shows his son Bryce draining a free throw during a youth game. Below...

Carmelo Anthony Wore A Money Green Suit To The Arena Today (Photo)

In Melo’s defense, it’s hot in Miami and I’m sure he was just trying to stay cool. Other than that, I can’t really explain what Carmelo thought when he threw this suit on. .@carmeloanthony has entered the building in Miami! #Knicks — NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) April 6, 2014

Carmelo Will Try To Play Through Shoulder Injury

Carmelo Anthony says he suffered a "deep bruise" or "light sprain" in his right shoulder but still plans to play in the New York Knicks' key game on Sunday against the Miami Heat. Anthony first hurt his shoulder on Wednesday. "It feels tight," he said. "It's hard to lift up; it's hard to do things." Anthony reiterated that the injury...

Amar’e Not Happy About J.R. Smith Taking 22 YOLO 3′s In Game

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Twitter Reacts Over LeBron James And Pharrell’s Hat: Fans Aren’t Happy

Twitter had a field day reacting to LeBron James wearing Pharrell's hat. Most fans were not happy.

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Caption the Photo: LeBron Wearing Pharrell Happy Hat

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Shabazz Napier’s Draft Stature Gets Post-Tournament Bump, For Better Or Worse

Gary Payton said on TV Tuesday morning that Shabazz Napier has to be a “top-five” pick. LeBron James tweeted that there is “no way” an NBA team could take another point guard before Napier in June’s draft. Thank goodness neither of these guys in in charge of a front office. After CBS studio analysts fell over themselves gushing about Napier, the star of UConn’s run to...

With regular season winding down, LeBron James turns in another MVP-esque performance

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Kevin Love throws full court outlet pass to Corey Brewer for dunk

Most of the time highlights are dunks or buzzer-beaters, but sometimes a pass is so spectacular that it outshines the resulting basket. Kevin Love is the man of the long outlet pass, and tonight against the Miami Heat, he did it again with a full court pass over LeBron James’s head for a Corey Brewer dunk: *** Kevin Love full court outlet pass vs Heat [gifdsports] Love image courtesy...

LeBron scores 38, Heat top Knicks 102-91

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Jay Z wears medallion of group who believe whites are 'wicked and weak': Report

Jay-Z caused a little stir at Barclays Center last week when he wore a shiny medallion the size of a CD symbolizing the Five Percent Nation. The rap star and founder of the Roc Nation sports agency was sitting court-side at a Nets game on Tuesday with wife Beyonce when he was snapped wearing the controversial symbol of the group which embraces radical positions regarding religion...

Nets at Heat game preview

Time: 8 p.m. TV: TNT LeBron James and the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat have defeated all but one of 29 opposing teams at least once this season, with the lone exception being the Brooklyn Nets. Miami could be without Dwyane Wade again as it tries to finally solve the Nets, who visit South Beach seeking their first season sweep in 11 years Tuesday night. The Heat (53-23)...
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