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First it was Grant Hill who made waves with news of his retirement. Two days later, the man who shared Rookie of the Year honors with Hill in 1995 took his turn. New York Knicks point guard and NBA journeyman Jason Kidd has decided to hang up the sneakers after 19 seasons of professional basketball.
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:
Monday night was all about the National Championship game between Louisville and Michigan, and rightfully so. This was one game no basketball fan should have missed. Check out the details of the amazing game, along with players’ reactions here. Back to the NBA: with the season winding down, there are plenty of questions to wonder about. Will the Los Angeles Lakers make the playoffs this season? Who will be the Coach of the Year? Can Carmelo Anthony hold off Kevin Durant
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So the trade deadline came and went, which we covered extensively, without the much anticipated movement of players such as Josh Smith, Paul Pierce, Eric Bledsoe, Monte Monta Ellis and others. The biggest name to be traded as the clock moved to 3 p.m. was J.J. Redick, which Chris Sheridan talked about here. With teams trying to get under the luxury tax, we are now expected to deal with smaller moves and deals that have next to no immediate impact on the court,