Knicks Legend Carmelo Anthony Announces Retirement From The NBA

With that, another childhood idol of many hangs it up. Ninth on the all-time scoring list, 2012 Scoring Champion, 10x All-Star, 6x All-NBA and a member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. A First Ballot Hall of Famer, without question one of the best to ever do it.

As a Knicks fan, it’s hard not to get sentimental about Melo. He was the only true superstar in the last 20 seasons who wanted to come and play for the New York Knicks. No disrespect to Jean Brunson, who has been sensational and has won the heart of New York, but Melo was different. A supreme talent in the prime of his career. Sure, maybe the Knicks shouldn’t have traded the farm to get him and just waited until after the season to sign him, but hindsight is 20/20.

To the haters and losers who say Melo was a waste in New York because we didn’t win anything, I say to you: you’re a loser. Carmelo brought life to the city the likes of which very few have been able to do for years and years, especially with basketball. 

I’ll always have fond memories of Carmelo, he brought joy to New York and was a sensational player to watch. It was a pleasure to watch him in a Knicks uniform. I think in the end Melo struggled to get a fair shake, I wish he truly got to go out on his own terms, but he seems satisfied with how it went. I’ll always remember him for his clutch shots, mid range jumper, and his explicit-fueled rebounding.


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