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Melo Meets with Knicks and Lakers

Melo Meets with Knicks and Lakers

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Thursday was a busy day for one of the NBA's most sought after free agents. After spending two hours meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers, Carmelo Anthony also spent time with his most recent team in the New York Knicks.

Anthony sat down with members of both team's leadership and discussed possible terms of contracts as he enters his first ever free agency period. The Lakers contingent was reportedly to include star Kobe Bryant, but the small forward was unable to get back to California in time following a family vacation in Europe. Bryant did say he planned to met with Anthony later in the day.

Following a two and a half hour meeting, Los Angeles told the small forward they would be willing to offer him maximum contract worth $96 million over four years. If Anthony chose to stay with the Knicks, he could garner a five-year deal with a $129 million price tag. New York reiterated to Anthony that he would be given such a contract if he chose to stay.

Anthony has also met with Chicago, Dallas, and Houston during this free agency period. 

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Rick Fox Says He’ll Be ‘Impressed’ If Miami Heat Get Three-Peat

Rick Fox Says He’ll Be ‘Impressed’ If Miami Heat Get Three-Peat

Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision(NEW YORK) -- Rick Fox understands what it takes to get to an NBA Finals four years in a row, having been part of the last NBA team to win three titles in a row with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000-2002. Fox said if the Miami Heat win the championship again this year, he'd give the team props.

"Their margin for error when it comes to health is really narrow," Fox told ABC Sports Radio on Monday. "If they win and they make it through, I'll be extremely impressed having played into June for four straight years in a row."

Reflecting on his own wins, Fox said that he enjoyed the second NBA title with the Lakers in 2001 the most because the team clicked on all cylinders.

"It was the purist run to a championship," Fox said.  "We almost went undefeated and we knew what we were doing.  We were on a high level of aptitude with the triangle, it was effortless."

Fox, who studied radio and television during his time at North Carolina, also weighed in on Rashad McCant's controversy, where the athlete admitted he had tutors write many of his term papers during matriculation and barely went to class.

"What was demanded of us was to be student athletes first," Fox said.  "That's not the experience I had or the experience of any of my teammates would tell you they had."

"He's a bit of an outlier in that respect and in my estimation a liar in the other," he continued. "It's unfortunate that he's taken that route."

Fox is currently staring in Off Season, available on Vimeo and on Demand. He also stars in VH1's Hit the Floor, which airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Byron Scott Think He’d be a Perfect Fit for the Lakers

Byron Scott Think He’d be a Perfect Fit for the Lakers

Chris Chambers/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their search for a new head coach, a familiar face hopes to take over the team as Byron Scott has publicly advocated that he hopes to get the job.

Scott spent 11 of his 14-year NBA career with the Lakers, and even was a former teammate of guard Kobe Bryant.

The Lakers have fallen on hard times as of late, and Scott feels that he's the right man to help get the team back to the postseason.

"I think it's the best organization in all of basketball," Scott said. "It would mean a great deal to me, just because of that, No. 1, that I've played for this organization. I know what it's all about. It's all about winning championships, and No. 2, for Dr. [Jerry] Buss, who was a guy who defended me when I was coaching."

Scott has been a head coach for the New Jersey Nets as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 13 seasons as a coach, Scott has gone 416-521.

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Mike D’Antoni Resigns as L.A. Lakers Head Coach

Mike D’Antoni Resigns as L.A. Lakers Head CoachStephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Mike D’Antoni resigned as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the club announced on Wednesday night. D’Antoni took over as head coach of the Lakers on Nov. 12, 2012 and compiled a record of 67-87 ...

Jim Buss Says He’ll Step Down If Lakers Don’t Contend in 3-4 Years

Jim Buss Says He’ll Step Down If Lakers Don’t Contend in 3-4 YearsChristian Petersen/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005, Los Angeles Lakers part-owner and vice president of basketball operations, Jim Buss, says if the team isn't a contender within 3-4 years, he will ...

Steve Nash Climbs Assists List

Steve Nash Climbs Assists ListNBA via Los Angeles Lakers(LOS ANGELES) -- Lakers guard Steve Nash passed Mark Jackson on the all-time assists list during Tuesday night's 145-130 loss to the Rockets. Nash hit Jodie Meeks with a lead pass for his fifth assist of the night that passed ...

Lakers Blow Away Knicks 127-96

Lakers Blow Away Knicks 127-96Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Xavier Henry scored 22 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers dropped a franchise-record 51 points in the third quarter of their 127-96 blowout victory over the New York Knicks. Kent Bazemore added 18 points...

Sources: Jackson Taking Over Knicks

Sources: Jackson Taking Over KnicksJim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW  YORK) -- Sources say the New York Knicks have agreed to terms with Phil Jackson to become the team's new President of Basketball Operations. A statement released by the team said a press conference has been scheduled ...

Lakers Superstar Kobe Bryant Out For Remainder Of Season

Lakers Superstar Kobe Bryant Out For Remainder Of SeasonNBA via Los Angeles Lakers(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant will be shut down for the remainder of the season after team doctors ruled his injured knee hasn’t healed. The 16-time NBA All-Star fractured the lateral tibial p...

ESPN: Knicks Reach out to Phil Jackson

ESPN: Knicks Reach out to Phil JacksonKevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The rollercoaster season continues for the New York Knicks. According to ESPN, Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills met with legendary coach Phil Jackson about two weeks ago about the possib...

Lakers’ Steve Nash Likely Done for the Season

Lakers’ Steve Nash Likely Done for the SeasonNBA via Los Angeles Lakers(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- After 18 seasons, point guard Steve Nash may have played his final NBA game. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni announced that Nash will likely miss the rest of the season, leaving his future in th...

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/28/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/28/14Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  NBA:  Cleveland Cavaliers 99 (24-36) - Utah Jazz 79 (21-37) Oklahoma City Thunder 114 (44-15) - Memphis Grizzlies 107 (32-25) Golden State Warriors 126 (36-23) - New York Knicks 103 (21-38) San Antonio Spurs ...

Steve Nash’s Future with the Lakers Unknown

Steve Nash’s Future with the Lakers UnknownNBA via Los Angeles Lakers(NEW YORK) -- As Los Angeles Lakers' point guard Steve Nash battles to get back on the court, due to his age and durability, his future with the team is uncertain going forward, according to general manager Mitch Kupchak. "At ...

Jason Collins Makes History as Nets Top Lakers

Jason Collins Makes History as Nets Top LakersJeff Gross/Getty Images Sport (LOS ANGELES) --  History was made in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets earlier in the day, and he became the first openly gay athlete to serve as an active pla...

Kobe Bryant Out at Least Three More Weeks

Kobe Bryant Out at Least Three More WeeksDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was examined by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo on Friday.  It was determined that he will miss at least three more weeks before being re-evaluated because of conti...

Lakers Trade Guard Steve Blake to Warriors

Lakers Trade Guard Steve Blake to WarriorsLisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images Sport (LOS ANGELES) --  Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake was in the locker room preparing for Wednesday night's game against the Houston Rockets.  The only problem was that he never saw the court. Blake was ap...

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/19/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/19/14Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: Boston College 62 (7-19) – (1) Syracuse 59 (25-1) OT (2) Florida 71 (24-2) – Auburn 66 (12-12) (3) Wichita State 88 (28-0) – Loyola of Chicago 74 (9-18) (24) Ariz...

Kobe Bryant Unsure of Return

Kobe Bryant Unsure of ReturnKevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Kobe Bryant has no plans to hang his No. 24 jersey up as he continues to recover from a broken bone in his left knee he suffered this season. Bryant would not indicate whether he would be able to retu...

Scoreboard Roundup 2/13/14

Scoreboard Roundup 2/13/14Hemera/Getty ImagesNBA: Bulls 92 (27-25) - Nets 76 (24-27) Oklahoma City Thunder 107 (43-12) - Los Angeles Lakers 103 (18-35) College Basketball: (9) Michigan State (21-4) 85 - Northwestern 70 (12-13) (18) Creighton 68 (20-4) - Butler 63 (12-13) (21) W...

Steve Nash Re-Injures Left Leg

Steve Nash Re-Injures Left LegNBA via Los Angeles Lakers (LOS ANGELES) --  Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash left Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls with nerve irritation in his left leg and did not return.  Nash's leg made contact with Bulls guard Kirk Hinri...

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