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Unmatched Historical Significance
There are hallowed grounds in every professional sport worldwide. No home arena, however, is held in higher respect than New York City's Madison Square Garden.
Whether it's theatre, athletics or music, the building split by Manhattan's 31st and 33rd Streets is known as the world's foremost arena for entertainment.
The Knicks have not had equal championship success as the New York Yankees or New York Giants, but MSG is most unique for hosting the highest level of elite individual performances on any basketball court in the world.
The Knicks have two 60-point individual performances in their storied history. The most memorable showcase of individual talent came in 1995 when Michael Jordan dropped 55 points in the Garden just days after ending his dream to play professional baseball.
Jordan's performance set the standard for high-scoring games in Madison Square Garden, and his outstanding individual effort has since been matched in MSG by Kobe Bryant (61 points, 2009), Stephen Curry (54 points, 2013) and LeBron James (52 points, 2009).
Carmelo Anthony's 62-point game stands as the current Knicks scoring record at Madison Square Garden.