Melo Hosts Trayvon Martin's Family at Knicks Game

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Carmelo Anthony hosted Trayvon Martin’s mother and brother in the Knicks’ locker room before Friday night’s rout of the Washington Wizards.

The Knicks’ star then Tweeted this picture of Martin’s mother and brother, Sybrina Fulton and Jahvaris, who were in New York to do a segment with Anderson Cooper for “Anderson 360.”

“[It was] a blessing, a honor,” Anthony said after Knicks’ practice Saturday. “We all know that tragedy that happened and just to get in a different space of mind right now, bringing them to not even the game but to the locker room in the back. Meeting all the players, meeting the coaches. That was the easy part. We had no media there. It was just something that I wanted to do. To read more of this story, click here

With Amar'e Out 'Indefinitely,' 'Melo Tweaks Groin in Win

NEW YORK Amar’e Stoudemire is out “indefinitely” for the Knicks, and Jeremy Lin is also banged up.

Now the Knicks may have to add Carmelo Anthony to the injured list as well.

Anthony tweaked his groin making a spin move during the second half of the Knicks’ 89-80 win over the Milwaukee Bucks and said he will reevaluate it on Tuesday, when the Knicks are off. They host Orlando Wednesday

“If I had to play tomorrow I probably would, but we’ll see how it feels tomorrow,” said Anthony, who had game-highs of 28 points and 12 rebounds as the Knicks  moved 2 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for the eighth spot in the East. To read more of this story, click here

Melo & Amar'e Reflect on the Legend of Lenny Cooke

Harvey Araton has an absolute must read on the legend of Lenny Cooke in today’s New York Times. During a 2001 game against LeBron James at Sonny Vaccaro’s ABCD Camp in Hackensack, N.J., Cooke, then the presumed No. 1 prospect in America, was overtaken by James in a game in front of a slew of coaches, scouts and reporters.

Here’s Araton with Carmelo’s take. The article also include Amar’e’s thoughts upon meeting a much-heavier Cooke last year at Madison Square Garden:

It was the summer of 2001, weeks before 9/11, and Cooke returned to the popular ABCD Camp for the nation’s most prominent high school players at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Teaneck, N.J., campus as the defending most valuable player, the presumed chosen one.

“He was coming from being the No. 1 player in the country, and we all looked at Lenny like that,” said Anthony, who was born in Brooklyn but relocated to Baltimore. “It was his size, how strong he was, how he could pass the ball and play the point, kind of like Magic, I guess. He was really explosive.” To read more of this story, click here

'Melo Impressed With 'Cuse's Ability to Avoid Distractions

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Carmelo Anthony says he’s impressed with Syracuse’s ability to shut out the Bernie Fine distractions en route to becoming No. 1 in the nation.

“Obviously, from watching them play they are not distracted,” Anthony, who practiced for the first time since hyper-extending his left knee Monday, said Wednesday after Knicks practice. “It seems like they have no distractions. Hopefully, they can keep it that way.”

On Tuesday, two Fine accusers, Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, initiated a lawsuit against Syracuse and head coach Jim Boeheim after Boeheim initially dismissed them as “liars” who were seeking money. To read more of this story, click here

Chris Paul: 'My heart is in New Orleans'

NEW YORK — Two years ago, LeBron James teased Knicks fans for an entire season before “The Decision” ultimately brought him to South Beach.

Last year the Carmelo Anthony Sweepstakes dominated the New York headlines until he ultimately landed with the Knicks at the trade deadline.

Now it’s Chris Paul’s turn.

The New Orleans Hornets point guard becomes a free agent next summer, and until then he will continue to answer questions about whether he wants to join Melo and Amar’e Stoudemire in the Big Apple.

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'Melo: 'I don't want to get swept'

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Knicks are in the playoffs for the first time since 2004, and their stay could be just as short.

The Nets swept the Knicks in four games that year, and the Celtics are on the brink of breaking out the brooms again this year.

New York is in an 0-3 hole entering Game 4 Sunday at Madison Square Garden, but Carmelo Anthony would like to push the series to a Game 5 Tuesday in Boston.

“The most important thing is just how much pride we got,” Anthony said Saturday after practice. “I don’t want to get swept. We don’t want to get swept so we gotta go out there and leave it all out there on the court, see what happens. To read more of this story, click here

'Melo Ready to Play 48 Minutes in 'Must-Win' Game 3

GREENBURGH, N.Y.Carmelo Anthony hopes his injured teammates can play in Game 3 against the Boston Celtics Friday night.

But if Amar’e Stoudemire and Chauncey Billups can’t go, he’s ready to play the entire night in what he’s calling a “must-win.”

“I’ll play 48 [minutes] if I have to,” he said Thursday after practice. “It’s playoffs now. You know, you gotta leave it all out there on the court. If they can’t go, then maybe I’ll go to sleep a little bit earlier tonight, get some rest.” To read more of this story, click here