Carmelo Anthony invests in startup basketball league, Overtime Elite, to help pay high school players

Former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony is an investor in Overtime Elite, a new basketball league that will pay high school players to skip the tradition of playing in college. The league was created by Overtime, a sports media company that produces short-form, mobile-friendly content focused on high school and women’s basketball, soccer, football and esports. Overtime will offer each athlete — some as young as … Continue reading Carmelo Anthony invests in startup basketball league, Overtime Elite, to help pay high school players

Carmelo Anthony moves into top 10 on NBA’s all-time scoring list, passing Elvin Hayes

Tim Duncan, Dominique Wilkins, Oscar Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Elvin Hayes all have something in common. They’ve all been passed on the NBA’s all-time scoring list this season by Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony. The former Syracuse basketball star eclipsed Hayes for 10th all-time in Monday night’s 123-114 loss to the Atlanta Hawks following an and-1 3-pointer. At the 11:09 mark of the second … Continue reading Carmelo Anthony moves into top 10 on NBA’s all-time scoring list, passing Elvin Hayes

Why did Shaq pull his legs up when dunking? He got it from former Syracuse big man Rony Seikaly

Shaquille O’Neal made a name for himself as one of the most dominant players to ever pick up a basketball. The four-time NBA champion and Hall of Fame center was known for his demoralizing dunks that often left his opponents in shame. But why did he dunk the ball with so much force? Turns out, it’s related to two things: his father’s tough love and … Continue reading Why did Shaq pull his legs up when dunking? He got it from former Syracuse big man Rony Seikaly

Oshae Brissett signs 3-year contract with Indiana Pacers

Former Syracuse basketball player Oshae Brissett has signed a three-year contract with the Indiana Pacers, according to a report from J. Michael of the IndyStar. Brissett, a 6-foot-8 forward, proved during his two 10-day contracts with the Pacers that he’s worthy of a spot in the NBA by showing his versatility as the franchise deals with the injury bug. Brissett averaged 4.8 points on 68% shooting … Continue reading Oshae Brissett signs 3-year contract with Indiana Pacers

Oshae Brissett signs 10-day contract with Indiana Pacers

Former Syracuse basketball player Oshae Brissett has signed a 10-day contract with the Indiana Pacers, according to ESPN senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Brissett, a 6-foot-8 forward, is coming off a commendable season in the G-League where he averaged 18.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 12 games with the Fort Wayne Mad Antz. He earned 2nd team All G-League honors last season. In … Continue reading Oshae Brissett signs 10-day contract with Indiana Pacers

Carmelo Anthony talks secret meeting that sent him to the New York Knicks on 10th anniversary of trade

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of when the New York Knicks acquired Carmelo Anthony in a trade from the Denver Nuggets. The former Syracuse star was part of a blockbuster multi-player deal that sent him to the Big Apple, along with Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman, in exchange for Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, a 2014 first-round draft … Continue reading Carmelo Anthony talks secret meeting that sent him to the New York Knicks on 10th anniversary of trade

Carmelo Anthony sinks go-ahead free throws to propel Portland Trail Blazers past Philadelphia 76ers

Carmelo Anthony has proven himself time and time again as a guy you want with the ball in his hands when the game is on the line. He’s made clutch shots in the Carrier Dome. He drilled game-winners during his prime years with the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks. Thursday night was no different as the former Syracuse star forward cashed in two late … Continue reading Carmelo Anthony sinks go-ahead free throws to propel Portland Trail Blazers past Philadelphia 76ers

Carmelo Anthony scores season-high 23 points, passes Oscar Robertson for 12th on NBA’s all-time scoring list

Former Syracuse basketball star Carmelo Anthony used his trademark pump fake, followed by a fadeaway to score one of the most important baskets of his 17-year career Tuesday night. The basket was significant because it moved him into 12th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, passing Hall of Fame point guard Oscar Robertson. Anthony entered the game needing 12 points to eclipse Robertson and achieved … Continue reading Carmelo Anthony scores season-high 23 points, passes Oscar Robertson for 12th on NBA’s all-time scoring list

Carmelo Anthony passes Dominique Wilkins for 13th on all-time scoring list

After a series of between-the-legs size-up dribbles, former Syracuse basketball star Carmelo Anthony drained a 3-pointer over Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura to move him into 13th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. The milestone basket allowed Anthony to eclipse Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins — also known as the Human Highlight Film — in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 132-121 win over the Wizards on Tuesday. Anthony … Continue reading Carmelo Anthony passes Dominique Wilkins for 13th on all-time scoring list

Jerami Grant drops career-high 31 points in Detroit Pistons’ loss to Milwaukee Bucks

The Detroit Pistons’ Jerami Grant is getting an opportunity to show he’s capable of being more than a viable rebounder and defender. The former Syracuse forward has shown an improvement in his versatility as a scorer in the first eight games of the season, including Wednesday’s 130-115 loss in which he tallied a career-best 31 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Grant connected on … Continue reading Jerami Grant drops career-high 31 points in Detroit Pistons’ loss to Milwaukee Bucks