Carmelo Anthony wasted little time in getting himself acclimated upon his arrival in New York. Despite joining the team with barely two months worth of games remaining on the calendar, he gave New Yorkers reason to believe in this reunion with Brooklyn’s native son.
For once in their storied history, the Knicks could claim ownership of a thoroughbred scorer—one who paired the inside/outside touch of Bernard King with the clutch shooting of Allan Houston and the streakiness of John Starks from beyond the arc.
While it was just a brief introduction to what some are predicting to be a championship conclusion, critics felt the acquisition of Anthony actually hindered the franchise’s rebuilding process.
Whether or not trading away multiple promising young players will have a lasting adverse effect is yet to be determined. Nevertheless, for the first time since Patrick Ewing, New York undeniably has a true centerpiece around which the roster can be constructed.
With an NCAA title in his back pocket and a streak of playoff appearances dating back to his rookie season, Knicks fans hope Anthony’s winning ways translate to New York.
Although Anthony’s limited reign in the Big Apple wasn’t exactly fruitful in terms of team success, personal highlights have been plentiful. Here are his most exciting moments.