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Rumor: Knicks looking to trade Iman Shumpert or J.R. Smith

PHOTO COURTESY: SHARON ELLMAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS It is clear that the Knicks have too many guards on their roster.  Is all of this about to change? A source familiar with the Knicks has said that the Knicks are looking to make a trade to clear up their cluttered back court.  The source says that the team is discussing trades that would involve J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and newly...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan not worried about Patriots; “they need to worry about us”

PHOTO COURTESY: JOHN MUNSON/THE STAR LEDGER After two years of being relatively quiet (at least for a Ryan), Jets head coach Rex Ryan is fully back with his overly confident comments. Yesterday, we reported that Ryan thinks he is “a great coach.”  Today, we are reporting that Ryan is back to talking about the Patriots. It started when he said he wouldn’t kiss Bill Belichick’s...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants owner Mara expects Tom Coughlin to remain head coach

PHOTO COURTESY: CHRIS FAYTOK/THE STAR LEDGER Fans of the cult classic film Office Space will understand this reference.  When it comes to holding down a job, in the words of Samir Nagheenanajar “It would be nice to have that type of job security.” A two-time Super Bowl winning head coach like Tom Coughlin has certainly earned some job security with the Giants.  But has he earned...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko critical of Jason Kidd's tenure with Nets

PHOTO COURTESY: NED DISMAN/GETTY IMAGES VIA BLEACHER REPORT New York can be a tough place to live, especially if you are an athlete.  Some guys simply can’t hack the constant pressure that the Big Apple brings. Was that the case for Jason Kidd?  Andrei Kirilenko thinks so. In an interview with a Russian tabloid SovSport, Kirilenko took some shots at his former coach Kidd when...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Cam Talbot’s mask is a tribute to the Ghostbusters

New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot may be the back up to Henrik Lundqvist. Talbot gained some recognition this past season when he stepped up as a excellent back up. But fans have another reason to like him, he’s a huge fan of the ’80′s classic, “Ghostbusters.” According to nbcsports.com, Mask artist Dave Gunnarsson (“Dave Art”) presents the latest (yes, it’s...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

David Nelson sees a big difference in Geno Smith

PHOTO COURTESY: ALAN DIAZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS When a team draft’s a player, they expect this player to show improvement through the years.  Especially an early round pick like a first or second rounder. Sometimes it takes longer for some players compared to others but when it comes to Geno Smith, he does not have that luxury.  Playing quarterback is a demanding position especially...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What does Rex Ryan think about his own coaching ability?

PHOTO COURTESY: ASSOCIATED PRESS VIA DOWN AND DISTANCE Rex Ryan is…confident to say the least.  He has been since day one of his coaching tenure with the New York Jets. The outspoken coach has made bold predictions about his team year in and year out that has affected fans both ways.  Fans loved the confidence when he led the team to back-to-back AFC Championships, but then grew...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Curtis Granderson stumbles out of batters box on leadoff single

On a leadoff single against the San Diego Padres on Friday night, Curtis Granderson had a bit of a slip-up while trying to run to first base. Granderson stumbled and fell on the way down the first base line. He still reached base safely, but it still looked goofy. Take a look! Your browser does not support iframes. Granderson tried to get a quick jump out of the batters box, but...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What closer reminds Joe Girardi of a young Mo Rivera?

empirewritesback.com Mariano Rivera has only been gone for a little less than a year, but Yankees coach Joe Girardi is already talking big about a closer who he believes will inherit the crown left by the greatest closer of all time. When Girardi was asked whom closer Dellin Betances’ performance this year reminds him of, Joe Girardi brought up Rivera and his first full season...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Tim Howard lobbying for tryout with Knicks?

Photo: AP The US Men’s National Team took the country for an exciting ride during this year’s World Cup, led by goalie Tim Howard. Howard, who became not only the focal point of the team, but an internet favorite may be looking toward his next career already. Okay, he’s probably just kidding, but Howard took to twitter for “throwback Thursday” to post a picture of him in...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants co-owner John Mara calls himself an ‘idiot’ about 2013 season prediciton

Photo: Newsday/AP One of the most important things you can do in life is to know when to look in the mirror and admit your faults. Purely based on statistics, there will be instances where you are wrong, and Giants co-owner John Mara wasn’t afraid to do just that in a candid reflection on his 2013 Giants prediction. Mara called the 2013 Giants, who ended up going 7-9 on the season...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith ‘wouldn’t blame’ Knicks for trading him

Photo: Frank Franklin III/AP When Phil Jackson took over basketball operations for the New York Knicks, it was clear that some changes were going to be made. The first step was finding a coach that would help implement the triangle offense, which has been such a crucial component to Jackson’s success as a coach. After appointing Derek Fisher to that position, the next priority...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins compares Memphis to living ‘in the stone age’

Photo: AP New Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins didn’t exactly end on the best terms with his former team, the Memphis Grizzlies. After reaching the Western Conference Finals with the Grizzlies, the team still decided to part ways with Hollins in favor of Dave Joerger. At the time, Hollins even said he was “wronged” by the organization, so naturally he may still hold some...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

This Syracuse Orange fan’s unique tribute to Jim Boeheim

Many people can relate to getting a tattoo that they regret.  There’s even a show on Spike TV called “Tattoo Nightmares,” so clearly there is a market for people who hate their ink. In the case of this one Syracuse Orange fan, it is not clear if they hate their tattoo honoring the team’s historic basketball program.  However, a tattoo this large and unique is something...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson has funny reaction to Pau Gasol signing with Bulls

PHOTO COURTESY: MADDIE MEYER/GETTY IMAGES VIA NY DAILY NEWS New Knicks president Phil Jackson has had a busy off season so far with the recruitment of Carmelo Anthony.  Despite making it seem like all the eggs were in the Melo basket, he had his eyes on other targets as well and cleverly showed his disappointment after missing out on one this weekend. Pau Gasol played under Phil...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Eli Manning “re-energized” by new offense

PHOTO COURTESY: RUETERS VIA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES Well this is welcome news to the ears of New York Giants fans. After one of maybe his worst season as a pro, Eli Manning feels like a new man as he prepares for the upcoming season.  The Giants will have a new offensive coordinator for the first time in Eli Manning’s career and the two-time Super Bowl MVP feels “re-energized”...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony officially stays with Knicks

PHOTO COURTESY: GETTY IMAGES VIA NEW YORK POST Whether it was his first choice or his last choice, Carmelo Anthony has officially come to a decision regarding his basketball future. Like many had speculated over the last week, Melo will remain with the Knicks signing a 5-year contract.  The deal is reportedly worth upwards of $120 million with CBS Sports reporting it is worth $129...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Knicks are actually a backup plan for Carmelo Anthony

PHOTO COURTESY: JEFF ZELEVANSKY/NY POST Now that Lebron James has made his second “decision” and become loved again by every fan of the NBA, the biggest story in the league is where Carmelo Anthony will end up.  This blog in particular has greatly benefited from his drawn out decision. However, drawn out is exactly what Melo’s decision has been.  First, we heard that he was...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets trade retired player in Jarrett Jack deal

Christian Drejer” Photo: Shaka/Wikipedia Creative Commons The Nets made a splash when they acquired Jarrett Jack and Russian prospect Sergey Karasev from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three team trade with the Boston Celtics. The main Net leaving in the trade was shooting guard Marcus Thornton, who the Nets acquired just last season. However, now that the trade is official with...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter has top selling MLB jersey

Photo: AP Yankees star Derek Jeter has had an eventful victory tour in his last season in the MLB that has been highlighted by a plethora of gifts from different teams as Jeter visits their stadiums for the last time. Jeter is apparently still as popular as ever as well, since he has the best selling jersey in the MLB this season. Via ESPN: Fans are buying more Derek Jeter jerseys...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson vows vengeance on the Tennessee Titans

PHOTO COURTESY: MEL EVANS/ASSOCIATED PRESS Does new Jets running back Chris Johnson really need any extra motivation to be one of the league’s most dangerous offensive players? He has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his six seasons including one 2,000 yard season.  When the Jets signed him, he immediately became their only “home-run threat,” something Gang Green has drastically...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

This NYC club made an offer that Carmelo Anthony can’t refuse

  PHOTO COURTESY: JEFF ZELEVANSKY/NY POST We’ve heard about all the pitches that Carmelo Anthony has gotten as he tested free agency this off season.  Kobe Bryant flew back from Europe to make the meeting between Melo and the Lakers.  Derek Rose was reportedly part of the Bulls pitch for Anthony, then denied those reports.  No one knows what Lebron James is saying to Anthony...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony to re-sign with Knicks tomorrow

Photo: AP After many reports, it seems that Carmelo Anthony may have finally come to a decision. According to Frank Isola, Melo will announce his intentions to re-sign with the New York Knicks tomorrow: Via the New York Daily News: Carmelo Anthony is prepared to spend the prime years of his career in New York, the Daily News has learned. A person close to Anthony told The News on...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony waiting on LeBron James before choosing team

Photo: AP The NBA offseason is at a standstill as the two biggest free agents on the market, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and Heat star LeBron James, have been taking their time choosing their next destination. However, James may be the player holding all of the cards, as reports say Anthony is waiting on him to make a decision before choosing his next destination: Via ESPNNY: A number...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets acquire Jarrett Jack, Russian prospect in three-team trade

Photo: Mark Duncan/AP The Brooklyn Nets have long been rumored to have their eyes on Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Jarrett Jack, and they have finally struck a deal to acquire him. Reports were centered around a swap of Jack and Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton, but those that follow Nets GM Billy King’s past know that a multiple team trade is much more up his alley (though...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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