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Melo escapes New York, leaving behind a complicated legacy

2:24 PM ET A few weeks into the 2014-15 season, a handwritten message appeared on the whiteboard in the New York Knicks‘ locker room. “The pain that you have been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming … Romans 8:18.” The message was designed to give hope to a Knicks team in the opening stages of a free fall, but the words take on a new meaning now for Carmelo Anthony as he heads to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-rounder. It’s ...

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Thanks to London Perrantes, Virginia barely escapes California

2:00 AM ET Eamonn BrennanESPN Staff Writer Close Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2009 Graduate of Indiana University 0 Shares print CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — It wasn’t pretty. You know what? That’s a brazen understatement. It was awful. It was a flailingly, horrifically, shield-your-eyes, oh-the-humanity rock fight of ugly. It was the kind of game for which college basketball generally, and Tony Bennett’s Virginia specifically, has often been chastised for allowing to happen. It was the kind of display that prompts an organizing body to change its rules. It was ...

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