Knicks Morning News (Monday, Feb 18 2013)
February 18th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Carmelo could have won MVP (Mon, 18 Feb 2013 02:49:52 EDT)
HOUSTON — In the first quarter, Carmelo Anthony looked like the most versatile player on the floor.
[New York Post] Melo nets East-high 26, but unable to grab victory (Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:15:16 -0500)
Then down the stretch, he was the East’s best offensive weapon.
Combining his strong start and finish with his overall playmaking, Anthony (26 points, 12 rebounds — both team-highs) was this close to winning his first All-Star Game MVP on Sunday night at the Toyota Center.
Instead, the West slipped past the East at the end and won the 62nd annual All-Star Game for the third straight year, 143-138.
HOUSTON â?? Any NBA All-Star Game is first and foremost a celebration of offense, creativity and moves found in the “betcha can’t top thisâ? category.
[New York Daily News] Knicks star touts writing of cop killer Dorner (Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:05:58 GMT)
The 62d annual event last night was no exception.
So the Knicks Carmelo Anthony felt right at home.
“For the most part, everybody played their…
Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire is touting the crazed manifesto of ex-cop-turned-cop-killer Christopher Dorner as “a must read.â? The hoopster took to Twitter Sunday to reveal his interest was piqued by the 20-page rant Dorner left on his Facebook page, in which he declared war on the LAPD.
[New York Times] The All-Star Game Is Made-To-order for Clippers’ Paul (Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:24:39 GMT)
For a point guard like Chris Paul, the NBA All-Star game is made to order.
[New York Times] Durant Leads West Over East in All-Star Game (Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:42:40 GMT)
Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin provided a potent mix of outside shooting and inside dominance to lift the Western Conference to a 143-138 victory over the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star game on Sunday.
[New York Times] West Beats East 143-138 in NBA All-Star Game (Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:27:59 GMT)
The NBA’s career scoring leader in the All-Star game, Kobe Bryant has never been just about offense.
[New York Times] West 143, East 138: On Offensive Night, Rare Defense Helps Seal the Game (Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:04:42 GMT)
Kobe Bryant blocked a jumper by LeBron James to help seal a victory for the West in the N.B.A. All-Star Game in Houston.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Chandler Savoring His First All-Star Game (Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:34:57 GMT)
The Knicks’ Tyson Chandler, already a former N.B.A. champion and Olympic gold medalist, savors adding an All-Star appearance to his rÃ©sumÃ©.
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Stays Most Valuable of Players in Speaking Up at Players Union Meeting (Mon, 18 Feb 2013 02:38:44 GMT)
When LeBron James “practically cross-examinedâ? lawyers during Saturday’s meeting to restore the players’ union, the room fell silent. Players respect James not just for his talent, but his business savvy and ability to connect.
[New York Times] Current Stars Celebrate Jordan at 50 (Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:33:46 GMT)
Michael Jordan turned 50 on Sunday, giving this year’s All-Stars a chance to reflect on his illustrious career and how much he still means to the sport.
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