Here are five funny sports moments you may have missed this week.
A person with knowledge of the details says Carmelo Anthony is staying with the New York Knicks.
Kobe Bryant hosted his eighth annual Boys and Girls Basketball academy at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday after answering a storm of questions from the media as he made his first public appearance in the United States during the NBA offseason.
UCLA Assistant Coach David Grace took to Twitter on Sunday and added to the growing mystery of just who may have been in attendance at UCLA as the Los Angeles Lakers wait on All-Star Carmelo Anthony’s free agency decision.
Besides King James, all eyes have been on NBA free agent Carmelo Anthony as he continues his tour of potential destinations.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant flew in Wednesday night from a vacation in Europe to participate in the Lakers’ pitch to Carmelo Anthony, according to reports.
LeBron James singularly orchestrated the Big Three union. And now that he has opted out of his Miami Heat contract, he’s once again the Alpha Male of pro sports. Teams are scrambling to find the proper finances and expiring contracts, flipping over cushions for salary cap coin.
Anthony scored 35 points, four teammates had at least 13, and New York beat the Los Angeles Lakers 110-103 on Sunday.
Carmelo Anthony let it fly from halfcourt, and when it went in, he had proof of what was already obvious.
Blake Griffin scored 32 points, Jamal Crawford added 29, and the Los Angeles Clippers opened a seven-game road trip with their fifth straight victory, 109-95 over the New York Knicks on Friday night.
Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
Carmelo Anthony should focus on trying to get players to join him in New York, not creating uncertainty about whether he would leave. That’s the opinion of TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, who are disappointed by Anthony’s desire to become a free agent after this season.
Anthony first hurt his left shoulder on April 14 against the Pacers. Now it seems he played the entire playoff run — 12 games — with a partially torn labrum.
With the game, series, or season on the line, would you rather have Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant on your squad?
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.