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.
Former 76ers guard Allen Iverson returned to Philadelphia on Saturday night, where he was honored with Allen Iverson bobblehead doll night at the Wells Fargo Center. Iverson received a standing ovation after player introductions before the start of the 76ers - Bobcats game on Saturday night. When Iverson was interviewed by Comcast SportsNet (above video) an emotional Iverson stated that he is most proud of becoming "a household name in Philadelphia." When asked if a return to the NBA is possible, Iverson said that he is "concentrating on being a father." The Answer did state that "if basketball is in his near future, God will make that happen."
Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari released his third YouTube trick shot video on Saturday. In the video, Gallinari nails a shot seated from the stands. Towards the end of the video, Gallinari states that he is in a trick shot contest with Phil Goss, an American that plays for Roma of Lega Basket Serie A, which is the professional basketball league in Italy. Gallinari's previous two trick shot videos are below. The first is a full-court shot off the opposite backboard, and the second was a baseline, no-look, backwards, one-handed shot.
Miami Heat team president Pat Riley told Danny Ainge to "shut the fuck up" - through a press release ESPN reported. Ainge, who is the Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, earler in the week ripped LeBron James by stating "I think that it's almost embarrassing that LeBron would complain about officiating." Riley came to the King's defense by dropping: "Danny Ainge needs to shut the fuck up and manage his own team," but Riley released his statement through a Heat spokesman. "He was the biggest whiner going when he was playing and I know that because I coached against him." Ainge responded to Riley Friday by stating: "I would say we're both right, LeBron should quit complaining; I complained as a player and I should manage my own team. We're both right." Ainge added: "Pat Riley's right. I should manage my own team. I complained a lot to the officials. And I'm right, LeBron should be embarrassed about how he complains about the calls he gets."
Why isn't this on video? Why is the master, my coaching idol, the early 1990's Knicks coach releasing this through a Heat spokesman? Hopefully the Celtics drop to the 8th seed and open up the NBA playoffs in South Beach.