LeBron, Wade, Durant headline NBA stars at labor talks


Friday is a big day in the NBA labor talks — negotiations over the past weeks and years have led to a larger meeting in New York between nearly half the NBA owners and a number of NBA players.

The union will have it’s brightest stars on hand — LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant will be there, among others, reports Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated.

There’s a reason for all the big names:  Make progress Friday and through the weekend and maybe the full NBA season can be salvaged. If things fall apart games will be lost.

That’s why all the power players from both sides will be on hand.

Well, except for Kobe Bryant, who will not be able to return from a Nike promotional tour of Europe in time. But he is making his presence felt.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.