Knicks Morning News (Monday, Jul 09 2012)
Already an elder statesman at 27, and with an N.B.A. championship, LeBron James is embracing his role as a leader on the United States men’s basketball team.
Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the top recruit for the Class of 2013, said he would honor his commitment even if the Tigers did not offer a scholarship to his good friend and high school teammate, Ryan Carter.
U.S. Olympic basketball team guard Chris Paul is likely to sit out the next few scrimmages after suffering a sprained right thumb, ESPN reported.
Marcus Camby and Carmelo Anthony played together in Denver, and Anthony hopes they can be reunited in New York.
A pre-Olympics practice brought Carmelo Anthony together with Mike D’Antoni, whose resignation as the Knicks’ coach was followed by a spurt of victories.
It has been nearly two years since Chris Paul made the toast heard ’round the NBA at Carmelo Anthony’s wedding. “We’ll form our own Big 3,â? Paul said of possibly joining forces with Amar’e Stoudemire and Anthony – who would be traded to the Knicks seven months later – in New York.