Carmelo Anthony is coming off his best NBA season: He averaged 28.2 points per game and led the Denver Nuggets to 53 wins and a Northwest Division title.
Perhaps more impressive, though, is what Melo does with his time off the court. In 2005, he established The Carmelo Anthony Foundation, which creates educational and recreational programs for underprivileged children in his hometowns of Baltimore and Denver. And on Saturday, Melo made an appearance at the Jordan Brand Breakfast Club, a 10-week series of basketball training sessions for youths in the Harlem section of New York City.
SIKIDS.com caught up with the Nuggets star during the first Jordan Brand Breakfast Club of the summer to learn more about this cause, and to hear his thoughts on the NBA (keep reading for Melo's Q&A; you can also check out video from the event on the right, and pics after the break)…More »
I am supposed to be a writer, but I have no words for this.
I feel like I should talk about how many chances team USA had to score in their pivotal match again Algeria.
But all I want to say is WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!More »
The Finals are over (who won that thing, anyway?). And so begins the BIGGEST OFFSEASON IN NBA HISTORY! LeBron, D-Wade and Bosh are all free agents. Maybe your team won't land one of them, but you can lock up a fine young player in Thursday's NBA Draft...More »
To the victor, go the spoils.
And the t-shirts. And the hats. And the towels. And everything else that makes up the NBA's ultimate post-season gift pack, bundled together at the end of each year in honor of that season's champions.More »
LeBron James has faced double teams before, but nothing like this.
Two 12-year-old twins from the Bronx, Jason and Corey Grant, have started a grassroots campaign to woo LeBron to sign with their beloved New York Knicks when the NBA superstar officially becomes a free agent on July 1.
“We want him to come here so we can start winning. We want New York to go to the Finals,” said Jason in a recent article in the New York Daily News.
With the help of their parents, friends and other people in their community, the Grants and their “#NY<3LEBRON” movement—as it is being called—has grown like wildfire thanks to a Facebook fan page and the initiative’s official site, nyheartlebron.com.More »
The July issue of Sports Illustrated Kids should be hitting mailboxes any day now... but just like last month, we're giving you guys an early look at the new issue right here on SIKIDS.com!
Scroll to the bottom of this article (or click the "More" tab if you're on the News & Blogs page) for a close-up of this month's cover athlete. After you've checked it out, be sure to hit up the comments section and let us know what you think!More »
Count me amongst the many people who have come down with a severe case of World Cup fever. I’ve been watching every minute of footy action since last Friday’s kickoff game between host South Africa and Mexico. And yet as intense as the action has been so far, the opener underscored my biggest beef with the World Cup…
The tie game.More »