NBA: Iman Shumpert on Trade from Knicks to Cavs: ‘I just felt like they kind of grabbed me out of hell’

For many players, being suddenly traded away from your team in the middle of the season could be a nightmare but for Iman Shumpert, it was a saving grace.  The guard was traded from the lowly New York Knicks to the eventual champion Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade in January 2015.  Shump says the Cavs grabbed him out of “hell.”


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Said He Won’t Let Phil Jackson Run Him Off the Knicks

Welp, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson been using Jedi mind tricks trying to pressure Carmelo Anthony into waiving his no-trade clause, but it appears his masterplan is backfiring.  It turns out Jackson’s tactics have only strengthened Anthony’s determination to remain with the franchise.


(Video) NBA: Charles Oakley Gives His Side of the Story After Fighting MSG Security Guards

Charles Oakley says he has no idea why he was kicked out of Madison Square Garden before the altercation turned physical with security Wednesday night.  Oakley was charged with three misdemeanor counts of assault, all third-degree, and one count of criminal trespass, a third-degree misdemeanor.  After he was released from police custody, Oakley sat down with a friend from Jimmy’s NYC restaurant and gave his side of the story.


(Video) NBA: Charles Oakley Ejected From MSG & Arrested for Fighting Security Guards

Former Knicks legend Charles Oakley was arrested and charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault after an altercation in the stands near team owner James Dolan at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.


NBA: Phil Jackson Throws Shot at Carmelo Anthony Not Having Will to Win Like Kobe & Michael Jordan

Phil Jackson is still using his Zen Master tricks to wage war against Carmelo Anthony.  On Tuesday, the New York Knicks president used Twitter to throw a shot at the Knicks superstar by referring to a column by Bleacher Report writer Kevin Ding that suggested Jackson is frustrated that Anthony doesn’t have the same will to win as other stars.


NBA: LeBron James Calls Reporter ‘Trash’ for Writing He’s Pushing Carmelo Anthony/Kevin Love Trade

An initial report stated the New York Knicks were trying to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kevin Love, but the Cavs turned the deal down as they were unwilling to part with Love whom they consider a big part of their success.  LeBron James responded to that report saying they have to play with who they have and can’t play ‘fantasy basketball.’  Monday another report was released saying the Melo/Love trade was possibly happening and LeBron was the person pushing for it.  This time LeBron’s response contained more fire.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Responds to Reports of Phil Jackson Trying to Trade Him

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is reportedly working hard on putting together a deal to trade Carmelo Anthony.  In a recent meeting between the two of them, Anthony reiterated that he wants to stay with the Knicks and win in New York, but the very short meeting appears to have been just a formality as reports continue to come in about Jackson trying to trade him.


NBA Report: Phil Jackson Determined to Trade Carmelo Anthony; Called These 2 Teams

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is reportedly determined to trade Carmelo Anthony.  Earlier this month, Anthony responded to an article written by one of Jackson’s former assistants which said it’s time to trade Carmelo.  Anthony responded by saying they should talk if that’s true.  Melo and Phil eventually had that meeting and Jackson asked Anthony if he wanted to stay with the Knicks.  Anthony reaffirmed his commitment to the team, but it was believed that Jackson is committed to trading him.  Yesterday another report came out saying the Knicks tried to trade Anthony to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kevin Love, but the Cavs rejected the offer.  Apparently, it is true that Jackson is trying to trade Anthony because another report today said he called two other teams.


NBA: LeBron James Responds to Report that Cavs Have ‘No Interest’ in Trade for Carmelo Anthony

LeBron James said the Cleveland Cavaliers need a “playmaker” and he and Carmelo Anthony are close friends, but a report released yesterday said the Cavs passed on the Knicks offer to trade Anthony for Kevin Love.  James is not only the star player, but many consider him the GM of the team, orchestrating and approving all trades, so what did he have to say about passing on Melo?


NBA Report: Knicks Tried to Trade Carmelo Anthony but Cavs Had ‘No Interest’

So there are three things here. 1. Everyone remembers the big hoopla with the Knicks seemingly trying to oust Carmelo Anthony, but in a meeting with president Phil Jackson, Anthony reaffirmed his commitment to the team.  2. LeBron James recently went on an expletive-filled tirade about the Cavaliers needing a playmaker.  3. LeBron and Carmelo are really close friends who want to play together at some point in their careers.  So you put all that together and one would think sending Melo to the Cavs would be a go, but alas it is not.


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