Knicks news: Hoodie Melo is back hooping at Blackout Sessions
Carmelo Anthony was back on another of Chris Brickley’s “Blackout Sessions” in New York City, making yet another appearance along with the usual suspects in Enes Kanter and former Knick Lance Thomas. Brooklyn native Lance Stevenson, former Knick Brandon Jennings, and MSG target Archie Goodwin were also found getting their dose of summer ball in what has been considered a “hooper’s paradise” during this offseason.
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Pick-up games here are intense and fast-paced, going first to 11 points on ones and twos, with players calling their own fouls. Winners stay on, losers to the end of the rotation. First team to five wins and takes home the bragging rights for the day, according to Yaron Weitzman of Bleacher Report.
While this group isn’t as deadly as the coalition of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Hoodie Melo — it’s worthy to note that more and more players are coming to these “Blackout Sessions” known for the black-tinted windows around the gym, inspiring the utmost privacy and deflecting the media looking for the spectacle.
Goodwin, who has bounced from team to team during his short time in the NBA could battle veteran Jarrett Jack for a spot in the Knicks while Jennings prepares to go off in the CBA after signing a one-year, $1.5 million deal earlier this offseason.
New York has become the hotbed for elite summer training this offseason and everyone from NBA superstars to current overseas players. Iron sharpens iron and these sessions at Academy Basketball have proven to be the recipe for some of the best pick-up runs of the year.