Carmelo Anthony talks college recruitment, Syracuse’s 2003 NCAA title and getting ‘kicked off campus’ by Jim Boeheim

You can find a lot of “what-ifs” in Carmelo Anthony’s basketball career. What would his NBA career look like if he was drafted by the Detroit Pistons instead of the Denver Nuggets? Would Syracuse win more than one national championship if he stayed with the program for more than one season? Or what would happen if Anthony didn’t commit to the Orange as a junior … Continue reading Carmelo Anthony talks college recruitment, Syracuse’s 2003 NCAA title and getting ‘kicked off campus’ by Jim Boeheim

Carmelo Anthony agrees to one-year contract with Los Angeles Lakers

Carmelo Anthony’s pursuit of his first NBA championship will continue for another season, but not with the Portland Trail Blazers. The veteran forward agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Anthony confirmed the report with a tweet that included his “MELO” logo with the Lakers’ logo replacing the No. 7. According to … Continue reading Carmelo Anthony agrees to one-year contract with Los Angeles Lakers

Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant named finalist for NBA’s Most Improved Player award

Jerami Grant’s decision to join the Detroit Pistons during last year’s free agency period culminated in the best season of the 27-year-old forward’s career. The former Syracuse star was named one of three finalists for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award, the league announced Thursday. He is competing for the honor with New York Knicks forward Julius Randle and Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. … Continue reading Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant named finalist for NBA’s Most Improved Player award

Oshae Brissett’s team-high 23 points helps Indiana Pacers advance in NBA play-in tournament

The Indiana Pacers are one step closer to securing a playoff spot in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, in large part thanks to Oshae Brissett. The former Syracuse forward led his team in scoring Tuesday night with 23 points on 10-for-14 shooting from the field, along with five rebounds in a 144-117 win over the Charlotte Hornets in the opening round of the league’s play-in tournament. … Continue reading Oshae Brissett’s team-high 23 points helps Indiana Pacers advance in NBA play-in tournament

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