SH Blog: Melo says Knicks are better than Pacers, Nick Young sued for alleged rape

Nick Young

The New York Knicks are on the brink of elimination. That, of course, has caused much  chatter from the team, with plenty of talk about who deserves blame for the team’s demise. [San Antonio Spurs Tickets] Tyson Chandler somewhat started it all when he said the team wasn’t playing team basketball. Confronted by Carmelo Anthony about the statement, the center had to clarify his statement, from Al Iannazzone of Newsday:

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The Evening News: Nowitzki willing to take pay-cut to ensure future success in Dallas; Teams looking at Noel with “double play” in mind; Mobley eyes comeback

Nerlens Noel

Hello and welcome to the Evening News.As the playoffs continue, we’ll keep you updated every evening. What’s happening today?Here’s the latest news from around the league:Nowitzki willing to take pay cut to ensure future success in DallasAccording to the Dallas Morning News, Dirk Nowitzki told  KRLD-FM 105.3 that he is willing to take a pay cut after his current contract runs out after next season.“I got one year left on this deal and then I’m coming off the books. So if

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Bernucca: Melo Needs to Take a Pass on Hero Ball

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Here’s the bottom line on Carmelo Anthony’s recent play. Using the measuring stick of points per shot, it is his worst four-game stretch of the postseason since the first four playoff games of his career. Furthermore, when compared alongside other worst four-game stretches of contemporary solo superstars, it is near the bottom. Following Sunday’s loss to Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals opener, the Knicks are 1-3 in their last four games, including 0-2 at home. Their only win saw them nearly

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Hubbard: Need we be reminded that it’s a players league?

Mike-Brown

When Mike Brown was hired by the Cleveland Cavaliers last week, there were multiple feelings of déjà vu. One was obvious – Brown was returning to a team that had fired him three years earlier. We have all been here before. But the other was more subtle and had to do with the fundamental reality not only of today’s NBA, but also of today’s professional sports.

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Hubbard: Can Dirk The Franchise Lure Talent to Dallas?

Dirk Nowitzki

The myth died for good only two years ago, but it seems more distant than that because it was so silly. It’s unlikely that it will return, but then again, people are still looking for Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, mermaids and flying saucers. So who knows? Maybe at some point, some basketball idiot will call Dirk Nowitzki “soft” again. That person would indeed have to be an idiot. But then, that was always true. Those who preached such nonsense

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SH Blog: Gasol prefers ball movement over Kobe dominance, Cuban wants to acquire co-star

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On Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, Kobe Bryant put on an absolute clinic in every sense of the word on both ends of the floor, playing every single minute of the game, as the Los Angeles Lakers played for its postseason life. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at his stat-line: 47 points on 14-of-27 shooting, 18-of-18 free throws, eight rebounds, five assists, three steals, four blocks and one turnover in 48 minutes of play. That’s

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SH Blog: Marty Blake dies, Clippers sweep defenseless Lakers, DMC acting the fool again

DeMarcus Cousins

The off day of Final Four Weekend was dominated by the NBA. In addition to a nationally televised afternoon doubleheader that forced Chris Sheridan to temporarily embargo his weekly MVP Rankings, 60 Minutes had a feature on Jeremy Lin, approximately one year after the height of “Linsanity.” And before you delve into our collection of NBA news, check out the latest effort from columnist and resident historian/voice of reason Jan Hubbard, who sets the record straight on Mark Cuban’s interest in Brittney

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