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January 27, 2013

Carmelo Anthony did not let the final seconds on the clock run down. Anthony’s decision was smart and it proved to be one of the small differences between the Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. Anthony received the pass from Raymond Felton. He paused for a second to take a deep breath. Then he showed his biggest burst of energy toward the basket.

Raymond Felton, in his first home game since returning from injury, had 12 points and 10 assists, as the Knicks responded after a loss Saturday in Philadelphia.

Anthony surprised the Hawks, and in particular Josh Smith, who was responsible for stopping him. With a quick first step to get by Smith, Anthony drove to his left for a sweeping layup with 12.5 seconds left.

Smith also fouled Anthony, and as the capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden chanted “M-V-P,” Anthony converted the free throw for the 3-point play to give the Knicks a 106-104 victory.

“It was just the matter of not letting Josh Smith set his feet,” Anthony said of the winning play. “I just wanted to catch the ball and go to catch him off guard.”

Anthony was in a position to win the game after a couple of mistakes by Smith. It was Smith who turned the ball over twice in the final minute. He committed a backcourt violation when Anthony pressured him and then was called for a moving screen on Felton.

But just before time expired, Smith was given a chance for redemption — and it came off a deflection from Anthony.

“Carmelo should have had that steal,” said Iman Shumpert, who was on the court during the final play.

Smith hoisted up a wide-open 3-pointer, but the ball bounced high off the back of the rim.

“I just hate those shots,” Shumpert said. “He shot it so high that we had to wait so long. I’m just glad he missed it.”

Anthony agreed: “That was one of the longest shots I’ve ever looked at.”

With Smith’s miss, the night belonged to Anthony as he ignited the Knicks (27-15) from the second quarter on. He finished with a game-high 42 points, including a franchise-tying nine 3-pointers, as the Knicks went 16 of 27 (59 percent) from long range. Anthony shares the record with Toney Douglas, Latrell Sprewell and John Starks. Sprewell achieved the feat twice.

Anthony, though, did his work in three quarters, not even attempting a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. He said he did not know he had tied the record until after the game.

“Someone told me why I didn’t try to make my 10th one,” he said.

Anthony struggled early, going 2 of 9 from the field to start the game, before making two straight 3-pointers. He then called for the ball as soon as the Knicks grabbed the next defensive rebound, even before they crossed midcourt. Anthony, one of the best shooters in the N.B.A., wanted to see just how hot he was.

When Felton gave the ball to Anthony — on a backward dribble between his legs — he did not put the ball on the court once. Also one of the quickest shooters in the N.B.A., Anthony rose up, and so did the entire Garden crowd. Anthony’s 26-foot shot, from the MSG logo on the court, swished through the net, producing the loudest roar of the first half. Indeed, Anthony was hot.

“I looked at Raymond and he was telling me to run,” Anthony said. “Once he cut his man off and bounced it back, I pulled up and had no idea where I was at.”

The extra-long 3-pointer was Anthony’s third consecutive basket from long range and it gave the Knicks a 52-47 lead. The only question after the shot was whether Anthony could keep up that pace in the second half.

He did. Anthony did not miss from behind the arc on five attempts in the third quarter. It was a welcome sight for Knicks fans after Anthony had struggled to shoot the ball from anywhere on the court the past week.

He went 31 of 85 in the previous three games, when the Knicks went 1-2.

“He needed a breakout,” Coach Mike Woodson said. “He’s been scoring, but he just hasn’t been shooting at a high rate. Tonight I couldn’t rest him. He came up big with big shots.”

Against the Hawks, Anthony was left wide open at times, which was something he had not experienced when Felton, the Knicks’ starting point guard, missed 12 games with a fractured right pinkie.

Felton scored 9 of his 12 points in the first quarter; then he focused on getting the ball to his teammates, finishing with 10 assists. The Knicks also got 18 points each from Amar’e Stoudemire and J. R. Smith.

Atlanta (25-19) was able to stay in the game because Jeff Teague exposed what appears to be the Knicks’ biggest problem on defense: guarding a quick, young point guard. Teague scored a team-high 27 points and created scoring opportunities for others. He had a chance to give the Hawks the lead late in the fourth quarter, but he missed a driving layup.

On the next possession, Anthony made a fadeaway baseline jumper. And when the Knicks needed their most important basket, Anthony provided it.

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Jason Kidd finished with two assists in five minutes and did not play in the second half Sunday. The Knicks said Kidd, who was having back pain in Thursday’s game against Boston, needed rest and that he was not injured. Kidd was also limited against Philadelphia on Saturday, playing just 15 minutes and not recording a point or an assist, just the third time that has happened in his career. In December, he missed four games with back spasms. … Carmelo Anthony scored 20 or more points for the 29th consecutive game, tying Richie Guerin’s franchise mark set in the 1961-62 season.

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/sports/basketball/carmelo-anthony-scores-42-to-lead-knicks-past-hawks.html

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Carmelo Anthony was born on May 29th, 1984 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmelo_Anthony

May 29th, 1984

5 + 29 +1+9+8+4 = 56 = his life lesson = Finesse.  Striking a delicate balance.

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May 29th, 1984

May 29th

5 + 29 +2+0+1+2 = 39 = his personal year (from May 29th, 2012 to May 28th, 2013) = Dream come true.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

39 year + 1 (January) = 40 = his personal month (from January 29th, 2013 to February 28th, 2013) = Doing his part.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Carmelo Anthony

3194536 1528657                 65

 

his path of destiny = 65 = Worldly success.  Making it big time.  Calling the shots.  On top of the world.

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The USA's Carmelo Anthony reacts Friday after sinking a three-pointer vs. Argentina.

In the U.S. men’s basketball team’s first exhibition game this summer, it took 33 three-pointers against the Dominican Republic.

Against Nigeria in group play, the Americans attempted 46 three-pointers and made 29, an amazing 63%. And Carmelo Anthony made 10 of 12 and set a U.S. Olympics record with 37 points.

And why not? It’s an easy three.

At 22 feet, 1.7 inches, the FIBA international three-point line is closer to the basket than the NBA three-point line, which is 23 feet, 9 inches, except in the corner, where it’s 22 feet.

“It’s a lot easier,” Anthony said. “In our league, that’s a normal shot. That’s my range. That’s a shot that I take on a consistent basis and feel comfortable making.”

FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann said in an interview Saturday that when FIBA moved its three-point line to its current spot in 2010 it should have moved it to the NBA distance.

“We have come to conclusion, at least in our mind, that we will at some point move it back to the NBA distance,” Baumann said. “It is obvious people have adjusted very fast. We think probably we should have gone sooner to the NBA distance from Day One.”

When U.S. forward Kevin Durant shoots a three, fans yell “layup,” an indication of how easy it is for Durant to make that shot.

“Kevin Durant, I think you can put it back as far as you want, and he will still make the points,” Baumann said. “There is no difference for some players.”

The U.S. men’s basketball team has destroyed opponents at the three-point line, and that strategy is expected to be a key in Sunday’s USA-Spain gold medal game.

If Spain has a chance, it must hit its threes and limit those by the Americans. Anthony is shooting 52.5%, Kobe Bryant 43.8%, Chris Paul 45.8% on three-pointers.

With the U.S. spacing the floor, that gives LeBron James ample opportunity to drive to the basket, leaving him with multiple options: shoot it himself if the defense decides to guard the three-point line or pass to open shooter if the defense collapses on him. It doesn’t leave an opponent with good choices.

Or as Lithuania coach Kestutis Kemzura said: “You have to pick your poison and then decide what you want to die from.”

Because the USA has played more games than every team other than Spain, let’s look at the number of three-point attempts the Americans take a game: 36.6, 12 more than the next closest teams, Lithuania (24.3 a game) and Argentina (24.1 a game).

The USA has made 16.3 threes for 44.5%. No other team is above 39.1%, and Spain is shooting 32.8% on threes. The Americans would have to make 66.7% of their two-point attempts to score as many points as they’ve scored shooting 44.5% on three-pointers.

Durant is shooting 55.8% on three-pointers and made eight of 10 three-pointers in a 126-97 victory against Argentina in group play. In a stretch where Durant made three consecutive threes, he launched one from 30 feet and it was all net.

“If DWill (Deron Williams) had thrown it to me a step across halfcourt, I was going to shoot,” Durant said. “It was just one of the things where I was feeling. It was a heat check. There were going to give me that ball, and no matter where I was I was going to pull it.”

from:  http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/basketball/story/2012-08-11/London-Olympics-US-mens-basketball-Carmelo-Anthony/56980586/1

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Carmelo Anthony was born on May 29th, 1984 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmelo_Anthony

May 29th, 1984

May 29th

5 + 29 +2+0+1+2 = 39 = his personal year (from May 29th, 2012 to May 28th, 2013) = Perfect.  Compliments.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

39 year + 7 (July) = 46 = his personal month (from July 29th, 2012 to August 28th, 2012) = Making history.

Six of Cups Tarot card

46 month + 12 (12th of the month on Sunday August 12th, 2012) = 58 = his personal day = Halftime.

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LaLa Vazquez Weds Carmelo AnthonyInside the Rich Red Wedding of LaLa Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony

July 9, 11:18 PM

July 10 is turning out to be the celebrity wedding date of choice.  Carrie Underwood is not the only one getting married on July 10. 

Former MTV VJ, Lala Vasquez will also marry her long time basket ball player beau, Carmelo Anthony.

In her own words:  In the video below, Vasquez dishes on all her wedding details, from the planner to the dress, the cake, the bridal party and who will or will not sing at her wedding. 

While she gives us a preview of the dresses in the video, we’ll wait to see whether she rocks Vera Wang or her second choice.

And that’s not all when it comes to Lala’s wedding.  She and Anthony have inked their own reality show with VH1, with an emphasis on the couple’s wedding planning and ultimate wedding finale (more details in video below). 

story from and video at:  http://www.examiner.com/x-2218-Fashion-Examiner~y2010m7d9-Lala-Vasquez-on-her-wedding-dress-cake-reality-tv-show-and-fiance-Carmelo-Anthony-video

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LaLa Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony always said they wanted a red color scheme for their wedding. In the end, they got everything they wanted and more – with thousands of candles and flowers transforming New York’s Cipriani 42nd St. into a scarlet sea of rich, romantic reds and saturated pinks at their nuptials on Saturday night.

The wedding was planned by event planner Mindy Weiss. Designer Ed Libby crafted the theme, evoking love and romance, beginning with the ceremony itself. Vazquez entered through wrought-iron gates wrapped in floral boas and made her way over plush Bordeaux carpeting down a red satin aisle lined with suspended floral lanterns.

The bride, 31, and groom, 26, exchanged their vows beneath a floral-encrusted canopy made up of tens of thousands of red roses with accents of hot-pink hydrangea and cymbidium orchids. Vazquez carried a bouquet of amore roses studded with crystals and rhinestones and wrapped in ivory satin to coordinate with her Vera Wang gown.

After the ceremony, as the space was being transformed for the reception, guests moved to a cocktail area with an oversized red patent leather lounging bed and custom-built bar inset with plexi vitrines with red crystal chandeliers suspended inside.

At the reception, 30 dinner tables were set with two alternate designs: one with a double-tiered golden candelabra set atop a red broomstick silk linen with a custom gold soutache cap; and another with a rouge ribon taffeta topped with a crystal pool filled with floating candles and orchid heads, set beneath an open lantern of rose petals and crystals strands.

The other thing Anthony requested beforehand was great music for dancing, and the couple got the Rolls-Royce of dance floors: a high-gloss black plexi floor outfitted with their custom monogram set at the head of the ballroom.

from:  http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20401408,00.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

 

Where: 

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1 

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2 

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3 

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4 

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5 

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6 

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7 

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8 

I = 9               R = 9

Lala Vasquez

3     4

 

her primary challenge = LV = 34 = Generating a buzz.

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Lala Vasquez was born on June 25th, 1979 according to http://www.astrotheme.com/portraits/eyjSbtVtHuHy.htm

June 25th

6 + 25 +2+0+1+0 = 34 = her personal year (from June 25th, 2010 to June 24th, 2011) = Generating a buzz.  Red.  Red hot.

When her number (34 (her primary challenge)) comes up (this is her 34 year), that’s when she gets to live/experience what she is here to live/experience.  So this is HER year!!!

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