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April 30, 2015 Updates
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Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks was born in New York but he moved to Baltimore when he was 8. He has strong roots in the city, and once said, "Born in Brooklyn. Manufactured in Baltimore." Melo asked Baltimore rioters to stop destroying the city, to protest but to do it peacefully. Riots and protests are happening in Baltimore due to the death of Freddie Gray. Sportando

April 27, 2015 Updates

Chauncey Billups, an ESPN analyst who played with Anthony for three seasons in Denver and New York, said recently that vocal leadership isn't a part of Carmelo’s personality. “He’s not that guy,” Billups said on “The Knicks Blog with Anthony Donahue” radio show. “Melo’s a good friend of mine, one of the best players I ever played with, but he’s not the guy who’s going to stand up in the locker room and give this rah-rah speech and get the team to rally. That’s not who he is. “One thing he is, he’s going to come to play every single night, he’s going to practice every single day. He is who he is, He’s not that guy [who leads vocally]. But for who he is, he’s great. You've got to find another guy to make speeches, and another guy to do most of the leading. [Carmelo’s] going to most of the time lead by example. He’s not going to be vocal, he’s not going to rock the boat.” ESPN.com

That begs the question: Is it wise for Phil Jackson to demand Carmelo to be something that he isn't? “That’s tough to ask for,” Billups said of asking a player to develop into a leader. “I’ll just say this, you've got all that cap room, you better go find someone [to be a vocal leader]. Melo, that’s not who he is and we are who we are. That’s like asking me to be this guy with a 40-inch vertical and go in there and be dunking on everybody like I’m Russell Westbrook. You can’t ask an apple to be an orange, that’s just not fair. “[Carmelo] will lead by example," Billups said. "He’s going to come to work and he’s playing for the win every night. There’s no question about that, that’s who he is. He’s a great player, he wants to win. He’s going to come to work. He’s going to lead by example, he’s not going to be vocal.” ESPN.com

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Ian Begley: Phil Jackson says that he'll try to use the triangle offense, Carmelo Anthony and he and his staff's history of winning to lure free agents Twitter @IanBegley

April 19, 2015 Updates

Bad or good investment for Sir Anthony? How you go from Jordan Brand to this, I’ll never know. As if re-signing with the Knicks wasn’t the worst decision of Carmelo Anthony’s career, he trumps that with a significant investment into a pair of terrible looking 3D printed LED high tops. ADAPTIV, designed by SOLS, combines a system of pressurized sensors and gyroscopes with the customization aspects of a 3D printed shell formed to truly fit your foot. SOLS is most known for creating custom 3D printed orthotic in-soles for athletes. This is their first attempt at the footwear industry. TheShoeGame.com

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing are changing the world, one step at a time. That’s quite literal for one 3D printed orthotics company based in New York City called SOLS. The company, founded in July of 2013, has been on a roll lately, expanding their reach, and in the process, garnering the attention of numerous investors. In fact, last April they raised $6.4 million in Series A funding from venture capitalists like Melo7 Tech Partners, Grape Arbor VC and FundersGuild, among others. 3dprint.com

April 17, 2015 Updates

In his first sit-down interview with reporters since his season-ending surgery in February, Carmelo Anthony admitted Thursday that he briefly rethought his decision to sign a long-term contract with the Knicks after the team got off to a terrible start this season. “Not often did I think about that, [but] there was one point in time this season where it was just cloudy,” he said. “I didn’t really have any clarity, and I was second-guessing what I did and the decision I made.” Wall Street Journal

April 16, 2015 Updates

"I don't think I'll ever be a hundred percent, but as far as being fully recovered, injury-free, I'll be at that point," Anthony said at the Knicks' practice facility "If I lost my drive over this time then I shouldn't even be here, to be honest with you. My drive, everything that I've been through, and even this year in particular, I'm like pulling my hair out right now because I'm ready to get back on the court. I'm ready to prove everybody wrong. That's just my mentality and so my drive is pushing me to want to continue to bring that championship." New York Daily News

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