Carmelo Anthony, Power Forward (Not MJ-like Wing!)

This from Truehoop, the ESPN basketball blog: Lineup data from Basketball Value confirms it. With Anthony at the four and Tyson Chandler in the middle the Knicks were very productive. Ironically enough, for all he did to force his way to New York, Anthony managed to join a team where he plays the same position [Read More...]

Linsanity, “Hero Ball,” and Why Christians Can’t Play it

Happy March Madness season, everyone.  Let there be compulsive score-checking for all.  I have Baylor losing to UNC in the final (What can I say?  I’m partial to Baptists). In the recent issue of ESPN the Magazine, Henry Abbott wrote a devastating critique of Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, and what Abbott called “hero ball.”  Hero [Read More...]

Linsanity Wanes: Why Are Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony Struggling?

Howard Wolfson of CBS Sports breaks down the recent struggles of the New York Knicks, led by Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony.  Here’s a snatch: The idea that gets pushed around is that he’s selfish, which is hyper-simplistic and off-base. Anthony is not out there lustily chasing after field-goal attempts. He wants to win, but [Read More...]

Linsanity! Part 3: Jeremy’s Workout, Life in the NBA D-League & the Curious Case of Steve Novak

Yes, I admit it.  I am basically giving this blog over to Jeremy Lin.  Having said that, some great stuff to follow.  First, a video of his summer workout back when he was with the Warriors.  No wonder the dude is destroying the NBA at present… Second, a fun excerpt from an in-depth story about [Read More...]


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