Carmelo Anthony hasn’t wavered from his year-long intent to become a free agent on July 1st despite Phil Jackson’s hopes to keep Anthony under contract through the 2014-15 season.
Well, how do you like how Carmelo Anthony has finally made the NBA Finals? Of course he’s not really here, as everyone knows, because the Knicks are not anywhere close to the Finals. They haven’t played this deep into June since 1999.
Following his first appearance as Knicks coach, the microscopic analysis covered a lot of psychological ground. It failed to answer an important question: Was this Derek Fisher’s coming out party or an audition for a broadcasting gig?
David Blatt stepped down as coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv, the European club champion, saying he wanted to pursue his dream of coaching in the N.B.A.
The visiting San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat again, crushing the two-time defending champions 107-86 in Game Four of the NBA Finals on Thursday to move within one victory of clinching the championship.
The Heat put in plenty of study time after their debacle in Game 3, but it didn’t do any good as the Spurs took a 3-1 series lead and moved to the cusp of a championship.
Reigning superstars claim much of the attention at the N.B.A. finals, but also fascinating are the veteran role players with an opportunity to win the prize that eluded some of the very best.
LeBron James had a pained expression on his face during warmups and left the court twice in the early going, once to get his ankle re-taped and another time for a bathroom break.
MIAMI — The Heat's LeBron James swears he turns off his phone and avoids outside world contact as much as possible during the postseason. So when he was asked about…