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Carmelo Anthony, however, breezed through his royal hookup Wednesday when hanging with William’s younger brother, Prince Harry, at a reception at St. James’s Palace. Invited to help present awards for a coaching program sponsored through a partnership between the NBA and the Royal Foundation, the Knicks forward presented the fourth-in-line to the British throne with a size 15 shoe and a Knicks jersey with Harry’s official surname, Wales, emblazoned on the back. ESPN.com

For once, Melo confessed to being a little starstruck over his encounter with the man considered to be among Europe’s most eligible bachelors, even though they shared a few laughs during the ceremony. “It was an honor,” said Anthony. “You just don’t know what to expect. For me, walking into the room together, and the kids just laughing and joking, and he’s laughing and joking, just a warm welcome from him to me, it was an honor. “I never thought I would meet a prince. It’s royalty. You can feel it when you come over. So for me to come over and be right there, you feel that energy, that vibe. You get that royal feeling.” ESPN.com

Anthony has been absent since Dec. 31 and as recently as Monday hinted that he may not be ready for Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. But then, just like in a fairy tale, the Prince showed up. And Anthony’s knee felt better ever after. “So for me to be able to try to push myself and at least get back out there on the court tomorrow night, I’m looking forward to that,” Anthony told reporters. “Hopefully I can do that, but once I’m back, it’s not just about London. If I play tomorrow, then I’m going to continue.” New York Daily News

January 14, 2015 Updates

Dikembe Mutombo, like Yao Ming, is taller than a lot of people. One of those men is Prince Harry. In some combination of haste and ignorance, The Sun labeled Mutombo as Carmelo Anthony (of the “New York Nicks”), who is listed as six inches taller than the Prince (6’8″ vs. 6’2″) and thus does not tower over him to the same extent. The Big Lead

January 13, 2015 Updates
January 12, 2015 Updates

Ian Begley: Carmelo says he wants to be involved in recruiting FAs this summer: "This is why i wanted to come back, to be a part of the plan." #Knicks Twitter @IanBegley

January 10, 2015 Updates
January 8, 2015 Updates

James, the Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol (527,582) and the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (456,186) pace the Eastern Conference's frontcourt players. The Washington Wizards' John Wall (564,977) is the East's leading vote-getter in the backcourt, followed by the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (507,326). Curry is joined in the Western Conference backcourt by the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (862,568). The West frontcourt is led, in order, by Davis, the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (490,786) and the Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol (476,660). NBA.com

Smith admitted when he was traded Monday along with Iman Shumpert to the Cavaliers he was upset, mainly because of his longtime friendship with Carmelo Anthony. “I was upset that I don’t get to play with my best friend who I’ve played with for the last nine or 10 years,’’ he said. “We’ve been together so long and we complemented each other so well from the inside out game. “Off the court too, we hung at each other’s houses. “Last year we had more of an effort thing,’’ he said of the Knicks. “Maybe we were locked into what we were supposed to be. This year we were trying to do the right thing, there were just too many things going around.’’ New York Post

January 7, 2015 Updates

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