A Look at the Catch-22 That is Modern NBA Free Agency

The morass that we call NBA free agency has taken some stark changing curves over the past half-decade. Instead of building from the bottom up, NBA franchises find a loophole to the Davey O’Brien trophy by congregating in a top market with other superstars to create “super teams”. To supplement this money scheme, free agents take a short hiatus from making any decision and feed … Continue reading A Look at the Catch-22 That is Modern NBA Free Agency

Rumors and Lies: Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers

Rumors and sources dominate what you may consider sports journalism today. Regardless of whether these published articles are true or not, we’ll never know what’s going on through an athlete’s mind until it comes right out of the horse’s mouth. A recent SBNation.com piece claims the Lakers are the true headrunners for Carmelo Anthony, citing a credible journalist in Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. The article states that Melo … Continue reading Rumors and Lies: Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers

Free Agency Frenzy: Plenty of Deals Already

While the big names haven’t made their decisions just yet, many key NBA free agents have already agreed to deals—verbally—through three days of negotiations. Here are some of the top signings and rumors thus far in free agency. LeBron James – The King’s free agency tour is much different than his 2010 spectacle. While he hasn’t visited any teams so far, news recently broke  that James’agent has … Continue reading Free Agency Frenzy: Plenty of Deals Already

LeBron Unveils New Black Mask

After breaking his nose against the Oklahoma City Thunder a few days ago, King James returns tonight against the New York Knicks with a black protective mask. His new look has already sparked plenty of attention and will likely have social outlets such as Twitter going nuts. James seems to have made the mask a fashion statement but it’s more important to see how he’ll perform … Continue reading LeBron Unveils New Black Mask

Baseline to Baseline – 1/17/14

A random, sporadic column spitting out opinions, reactions and news surrounding the NBA. Pacers rout Knicks to keep league’s best record. New York (15-24) was winners of six of their last nine games heading into Thursday’s tilt with Indiana (31-7), but a career-day from Lance Stephenson showed why the Pacers have been the class of the Eastern Conference all season. Stephenson recorded 28 points (10-of-17 … Continue reading Baseline to Baseline – 1/17/14

2013-14 Season Preview: New York Knicks

LAST SEASON: (54-28), Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals PROJECTED STARTERS: G – Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert F – Andrea Bargnani, Carmelo Anthony C – Tyson Chandler 6TH MAN: J.R. Smith KEY ADDITIONS: Andrea Bargnani, Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih KEY LOSSES:  Jason Kidd, Chris Copeland, Marcus Camby FORECAST: The Knicks had a strong regular season before burning out quickly in the second round against the Pacers. They had an interesting … Continue reading 2013-14 Season Preview: New York Knicks

Throwback Thursdays: Reggie Miller Burns the Knicks

May 9th, 1995 8 points in 9 seconds. With a little over 18 seconds left to play in the fourth quarter, the Pacers were down six points during Game 1 of the Conference Semifinals against the Knicks. This proved to be plenty of time for the sharpshooting legend that is Reggie Miller, as he went on to create history behind his desire to shine in the … Continue reading Throwback Thursdays: Reggie Miller Burns the Knicks

J.R. Smith is NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year

It’s funny how much can change in a year. J.R. Smith spent a good portion of last season playing overseas amidst the NBA lockout. He was one of a few players that signed contracts overseas without an opt-out clause should the NBA season begin. After completing the season with the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, Smith signed a free-agent deal with the New York Knicks. A little more … Continue reading J.R. Smith is NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year

Baseline-to-Baseline: Playoff Edition – 3/22/13

For the remainder of the NBA Playoffs, Baseline-to-Baseline will be used in following every playoff series up to, and including, the NBA Finals. Let’s get started. New York (2) vs. Boston (7): The Celtics kept it close up until the final quarter in which they managed to score just eight points. Carmelo Anthony had 36 points and the sharp-shooting Knicks made nine three-pointers to take … Continue reading Baseline-to-Baseline: Playoff Edition – 3/22/13