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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

April 11, 2015 Updates

Carmelo Anthony is well known as one of the top scorers in the NBA. But his detractors say he doesn’t do enough in the other facets of the game -- rebounding, defense, passing -- to be considered a top all-around player. Ex-Knicks president Donnie Walsh thinks the triangle offense can change all of that. “He can do everything. But most teams look at him to score, so he scores,” Walsh said in an interview with Sirius XM’s Adam Schein. “I think he can rebound. I think he can play defense when he wants to -- I’ve seen it. He can rebound. I think he can pass the ball. Pretty much, he can do any of the skills required to play in that offense. And I think that will bring that out in him.” ESPN.com

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Q. Since Carmelo Anthony left, in 2011, it seems like star players don't view Denver as a top destination. Are you surprised by that? Dikembe Mutombo. "I'm shocked to hear that. It's not like I left Denver on my own. This is really a beautiful city. It's a great basketball town. We sold out; it was really tough to get a ticket to a game in the '90s when I was playing here. I think it's just about the commitment of the player and their personality. It's something the city and the fans and the owner need to look at: What can we do as a community, a business, as people to ensure that those who come here to Denver appreciate the city and get a chance to enjoy it. You see the success the Broncos have, you see the success the Nuggets had in the '90s — I don't see why we cannot bring the momentum back. I think the moment will come for this city to have a great basketball team again. Denver Post

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There is the obvious issue of players who won't be free agents in 2016 sitting on the sidelines while those fortunate enough to be free that summer line their pockets. And there are already murmurs of discontent that the jump in the cap will be primarily enjoyed by the game's superstars, who'll all get maximum slices of the pie if they are 2016 free agents -- like LeBron James, the NBPA's newly elected first vice president, who has made it clear he'll sign a one-year deal with Cleveland this summer in order to be free again in '16 -- at the expense of the rank and file. "Either way, they were getting the short end of the stick," texted one player, a prominent member of the NBPA, on Sunday. "I mean, you could say the same for 'Melo (Carmelo Anthony, who signed a five-year deal to remain with the Knicks last summer)." NBA.com

March 14, 2015 Updates

When Jackson took over, he talked about making Anthony a greater force, but now he just wants him back to his earlier prime. “He’s a guy we want something like he was three years ago,’’ Jackson said. “This season, he played like on one leg, it seemed to me. Even from the start, it looked like he was favoring that leg. I hope he moves on from that because he’s the leader of this team and has to be that.’’ New York Post

March 12, 2015 Updates

Ian Begley: Phil Jackson said the #Knicks are hopeful Carmelo will start training in June. His timetable for return from surgery on 2/19 was 4-6 months. Twitter @IanBegley

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