One would assume that 31 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, and 3 steals while shooting 60 percent from behind the arc and 55 percent from the floor could seal the deal for the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat.
Last night, the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks 96 to 89 in overtime, and all of Manhattan wept openly. It was official: In the war over the city's basketball heart, the migrants from America's armpit had won.
Don't get me wrong, I do not believe that Carmelo Anthony is the best player in the league. However, I do think Melo possesses a combination of qualities -- one of which is simply good timing -- which will ultimately help him win MVP.
Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks Center-Forward, may actually be fortunate to have suffered a ruptured popliteal cyst this week, though it will keep him out of action for at least two to three weeks.