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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony watches the Boston Celtics take a free throw during the second quarter of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts April 17, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony watches the Boston Celtics take a free throw during the second quarter of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts April 17, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

PAUL ATTFIELD

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GOOD

Carmelo Anthony

The New York Knicks forward may have a reputation for me-first play – leading fans to wonder just how he will fit into the Jeremy Lin-run team when he returns from injury – but his actions recently were anything but. It was actually Anthony who suggested coach Mike D’Antoni insert Lin into the lineup, and the point guard is already looking forward to getting his teammate back on the court. “Hopefully, especially when Melo comes back, another lethal scorer, my shots will go down and my assists will go up,” Lin told Washington Post Sports on Thursday.

Evgeni Malkin

Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby may still be suffering from concussion-like symptoms, but in his absence the Russian centre is doing his damnedest to ensure the Penguins don’t miss a beat. That was never more apparent than last Saturday, when the former Conn Smythe Trophy winner exploded for five points in an 8-5 win over the Winnipeg Jets to keep his team firmly on course for a playoff berth.

BAD

Randy Moss

How the mighty have fallen. The former New England Patriots receiver – who still holds the NFL record for touchdown catches in a season – announced he was intending to make a comeback after sitting out the entire 2011 season. The only problem? The live stream announcement was seen by just 200 people, which hardly augurs well for drumming up interest among NFL teams.

Kate Upton

This week’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover girl has seemingly got it all going her way: looks, money and an alleged boyfriend in New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. But it appears that not everyone is a fan. Victoria’s Secret fashion show casting director Sophia Neophitou is certainly in that group. “She’s like a Page 3 girl,” she told London’s The Sun, referring to the topless women featured in that same publication. “She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”

Aaron Ramsey

They don’t call him the Angel of Death – yet – but it certainly seems that when the young Arsenal midfielder scores, bad things happen. His goal last Saturday against Sunderland preceded the death of Whitney Houston later that night, and other “victims” have included Osama bin Laden, Steve Jobs and Moammar Gadhafi. Luckily for celebrities, the Welshman’s strike rate is not exactly prolific – he only scores an average of 2.5 times a season.

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