The NBA season is just that much closer now as teams are open for training camp. Over 20 teams opened doors for Media Day on Monday, September 29, 2014. Here is a quick run down on some of your favorite players, teams, and stories.
The New York Knicks opened doors Monday and we all know which player the media had their pens itching to interview, seven time All-Star Carmelo Anthony. Melo returned to the Knicks which he says he has “Unfinished business” to establish as the Knicks came up short of the 2014 Playoffs last season. Melo also states that he has been in contact with Jordan, Kobe, and Pippen to obtain more understanding of the new Triangle offense that new President and Legend Phil Jackson has used with success over his years of coaching. How successful do you think the Knicks will be this coming season?
The Cavaliers held their Media Day on Friday, September 26, 2014. Over 300 credentialed media attended to ask King James how he came up with his ‘Decision’ to come back home. James stated he asked his two boys what were their thoughts on going back to play for Cleveland, “You get to play with Kyrie and we get to go back to our old friends? Okay, you can do it!” Now, you can’t beat that. LeBron went on to say that he still has “A lot” to prove under his own expectations entering a new phase of his career. New teammate Shawn Marion spoke with the media and opened up the team, “This team has vets, old guys, young guys, and super young guys.” Coming into his 14th season, his decision to sign with the Cavs was simply based on Cleveland brining back LeBron. This team has the talent to do great things this but can they gel together?