The 1973 Championship New York Knickerbockers team was honored at halftime of the Knicks - Bucks game on Friday. Even Phil Jackson was at the Garden and received a rousing standing ovation. It's been 40 years since the Knicks last won an NBA title. Hopefully this year Carmelo Anthony & crew change that.
Detroit University's forward Doug Anderson put on a show for the crowd at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta during Thursday's College Basketball Slam Dunk Contest. Anderson scored a perfect 40 on all four of his dunks. Anderson's last dunk was a 360, between the legs dunk, where Anderson switched the ball from his left hand to his right hand. Vince Carter like type shit.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have hired Richard Pitino as their new head basketball coach. Richard is the son of Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino. Richard replaced Isiah Thomas at Florida International University and led the Golden Panthers to a 18-14 record this past season. FIU lost in the Sun Belt conference championship game to Western Kentucky. Prior to FIU, Pitino was an assistant at Louisville, Florida, and Providence. Minnesota fired Tubby Smith last week after the Golden Gophers defeated UCLA and then lost to Florida in this years NCAA tournament. Smith was hired this week to coach Texas Tech.
Carmelo Anthony torched the Heat for 50 points Tuesday night on 18-26 shooting from the field. Melo was 7/10 from behind the three-point line. Yes fairweather Heat fans, we know LeBron and Wade did not play, but the Knicks already beat the Heat twice, both times by 20 points earlier this season when The King and D. Wade were in the line up. The Knicks finished the season 3-1 against the Heat and two of Miami's four home losses have been at the hands of the Knicks. New York is also 2-0 against the Western conferences best, having defeated the Spurs twice this season.
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Breanna Stewart dunks two times in the POWERADE Jam Fest. Once with 2 hands and then with just her left. The 6'4" guard from Syracuse, NY. was the 2012 Girls National High School player of the year, and will be going to UConn.