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The Rant: Lin’s play is going down

By Sean Anderson | March 5, 2012

Jeremy Lin is being over hyped for every little thing he does except for turning the ball over. Seems like every night ESPN’s SportsCenter covers Lin for at least 20 of the 60 minutes in their broadcast. Yes, Lin has been playing good for a guy that...

The Rant: The West is not the best

By Jimmy Johnson | February 24, 2011

Apparently the Western Conference isn't where it's at anymore in the NBA. In the past 72 hours, we've seen Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams jump ship from the one-time powerhouse conference in the West to the up-and-coming Eastern Conference. The Nuggets...

The Rant: Bulls are thirsty for ‘Melo Yellow

By Jimmy Johnson | January 20, 2011

Chicago Bulls basketball is surging at a light-speed pace. Led by MVP candidate Derrick Rose, the Bulls appear to be on track toward a long run in the playoffs. But  acquiring three-time all-star Carmelo Anthony would position them as the clear-cut favorite...

Minnesota Timberwolves Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Love defend as Denver Carmelo Anthony shoots in the second half of an NBA preseason game in Minneapolis. Anthony scored 19 points for the Nuggets.

The Rant: Anthony needs to find his way to Bulls

By Korey Peterson | October 21, 2010

Carlos Boozer seems like a consolation prize after the Bulls were snubbed by LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. So why haven't the Bulls pulled the trigger yet on a trade for Carmelo Anthony? After trading away Kirk Hinrich and others to clear...