• Carmelo Anthony’s Trail Blazers prayer makes Knicks reunion unlikely

    Carmelo Anthony’s Trail Blazers prayer makes Knicks reunion unlikely

    Sorry Leon Rose, Tom Thibodeau and Mike Woodson. Carmelo Anthony’s first choice is returning to Portland. Following the Blazers’ first-round elimination late Saturday night against the Lakers, the 36-year-old Anthony emphatically stated he wanted to return to the franchise that “revived” his dead career. “I pray that it could be Portland,” Anthony said on Zoom. …
  • Cliff Robinson, former NBA All-Star, dead at 53

    Cliff Robinson, former NBA All-Star, dead at 53

    Cliff Robinson, a former star at UConn who played 18 seasons in the NBA, died at the age of 53, his alma mater announced Saturday. The cause of death was not immediately known. The 6-foot-10 Robinson played at UConn from 1985-89, helping the Huskies win the 1988 NIT. The foward/center was a second-round pick (38th …
  • Damian Lillard has a big fan in Carmelo Anthony: ‘Top guy I’ve played with’

    Damian Lillard has a big fan in Carmelo Anthony: ‘Top guy I’ve played with’

    Damian Lillard has another title to add to bubble MVP: Carmelo Anthony’s No. 1. Anthony is in his 17th season in the NBA with his fifth team, but none of his former teammates have matched what Lillard has done this year for the Trail Blazers. “Dame’s at the top for me,” Anthony told Yahoo Sports. …
  • Damian Lillard: ‘Put some respect on my f—king name’

    Damian Lillard: ‘Put some respect on my f—king name’

    Damian Lillard wants some respect. The Portland Trail Blazers star avenged Saturday’s 122-117 loss to the Clippers, in which he missed two late free throws, with 51 points in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers the following night and then a clutch 61-point performance in Tuesday’s victory over the Dallas Mavericks that put Portland in …
  • Carmelo Anthony transforms into ‘Skinny Melo’ for NBA bubble

    Carmelo Anthony transforms into ‘Skinny Melo’ for NBA bubble

    Carmelo Anthony once looked like he would never return to the NBA. Now, he looks like he did when he first entered the league. Anticipating the return of Portland big men Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic for the NBA restart, Anthony spent much of the pandemic preparing to return to the small forward position and …
  • Damian Lillard thought he was getting traded to Knicks

    Damian Lillard thought he was getting traded to Knicks

    Damian Lillard was nearly a Knick. At least, that’s what the Trail Blazers All-Star point guard believes. “I thought I was headed there a few years ago; I was hearing trade rumors,” Lillard said in an interview with Vanity Fair. “The Garden is my favorite place to play.” It’s unclear when exactly he was referring …
  • Damian Lillard rips ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky over Twitter jab: ‘Watch yo mouth’

    Damian Lillard rips ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky over Twitter jab: ‘Watch yo mouth’

    Dan Orlovsky looked better running out of the back of the end zone. The former longtime backup quarterback, who called Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard “a spoiled and entitled brat,” for threatening to sit out the rest of a potentially shortened NBA season if given no route to reaching the playoffs, quickly apologized for …