Dominoes Falling After LeBron James Makes Decision

In case you’ve been under a rock so far today, LeBron James announced he is heading back home to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers. As soon as that news broke, all the major free agency dominoes began to fall. What follows is a quick roundup of what we know so far.

What Does History Teach Us About NBA Players Who Immediately Become Coaches?

Tuesday the New York Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their head coach. Less than two weeks ago Fisher was the backup point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder. By hiring Fisher the Knicks became the second New York City basketball team in as many years to hire a player in his first year of retirement as a head coach. The Brooklyn Nets tapped 19-year pro Jason Kidd a year ago.

New York Knicks: Carmelo Anthony has tear in left shoulder

An MRI on Wednesday revealed that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has a small tear in his left shoulder. The 28-year-old reportedly suffered the injury – classified as a torn labrum – late in the regular season and decided to play through it.

Tuesday’s NBA Playoffs recap

The opening weekend of this year’s NBA Playoffs was largely a snooze-fest, with the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors providing the only close contest of all of the opening games (thanks, Andre Miller!). Monday’s pair of games showed a marked improvement in competitive balance, starting with the Chicago Bulls tying their series with the […]

NBA on Christmas Day: TV Schedule and Best Player Matchups

ABC and ESPN are bringing us a great NBA on Christmas Day slate of action starting at noon and going late into the night.

Carmelo Anthony Calls Jeremy Lin’s Contract “Ridiculous”

Carmelo made his feelings known on the Rockets offering Jeremy Lin a three-year deal worth over $25 million. Melo was quoted saying, “It’s not up to me. It’s up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract.”

The 8 Athletes Without Titles Who Now Have the Most Pressure To Win One

Now that LeBron has his championship, what athlete without a title has the most pressure to win one? I think the top spot is an easy one to fill in.

NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks Preview and Prediction

Year two of the “Big Three” project in Miami is currently in progress, and patience is growing short in Miami. If they do not win a title this year, a roster overhaul may take place.

NBA Trade Rumors: Mike D’Antoni Wanted New York Knicks To Trade Carmelo Anthony For Deron Williams

We are now learning more of the details behind Mike D’Antoni’s sudden resignation earlier today, and it apparently involved James Dolan rebuffing D’Antoni’s desire to try to trade Carmelo Anthony for Deron Williams.

Jeremy Lin: Can The ‘Linsanity’ Continue? An MSF Podcast Debate

Earlier this week, MSF writers Jon Washburn and Keith Mullett wrote articles featuring differing opinions on Jeremy Lin’s future in the NBA. Last night, they matched wits via podcast to discuss and debate what the future holds for Lin.

Jeremy Lin: 3 Reasons ‘Linsanity’ Cannot Continue At This Level

Jeremy Lin can keep this incredible train rolling. I think, however, that are some very valid reasons Jeremy Lin will NOT continue his dominance over the rest of the league from the point guard position.

Carmelo Anthony: Are The Knicks Better Off Without Him?

I know this sounds crazy, but the Knicks have a worse overall record with Melo. The Nuggets have a better record without him. How does that make sense? Here’s how: Melo is a ballhog who doesn’t know how to do anything else than score. With the emergence of Jeremy Lin, are the Knicks better off without their superstar?

2011-12 Eastern Conference Preview: ‘The Legends’ – Carmelo Anthony and My Prediction For Eastern Conference Champion

In Part 3 of his Eastern Conference Preview, Jon Washburn discusses an Eastern Conference superstar who could be poised to make the leap to legend – Carmelo Anthony – and provides his prediction for which team will represent the East in this year’s Finals.

The 25 Best Players in the NBA Right Now

It doesn’t matter which NBA player has the most future potential or the most championship rings or who they currently play with. Nothing matters but this: Who are the best players, right now, in the NBA. Jon counts them down from 25 to 1.

An Interesting Hypothetical Proposition for Cavs Fans

Cavs fans, take yourself back to the ’09-’10 NBA season and assume that LeBron James, like Carmelo Anthony, told the Cavs he would be leaving at season’s end. Would you have accepted the same deal for LeBron that Denver got for Carmelo?