Knicks great Carmelo Anthony to be honored by City of New York

New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) warms up before a game against the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden
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Former New York Knicks great Carmelo Anthony is set to receive an addition to his long list of career accolades as the resurgent New York City Basketball Hall-of-Fame recently announced his induction into the class of 2024.

Knicks’ Anthony Synonymous With NYC Hoops

Stefan Bondy of the New York Post reported on Anthony headlining the honorees for next year’s anticipated ceremony, saying:

“Anthony, the Brooklyn native and former Knicks All-Star, will be joined in the class by streetball legend Joe Hammond and former Christ the King (Queens) and New York Liberty star Tina Charles, among others.”

Though Anthony speaks highly about his basketball development being forged by his uprearing in the DMV area, his game has always epitomized the New York City style of play.

Anthony brought that brand of basketball to the city of New York as a member of the Knicks in 2011. In six seasons with the Knicks, Anthony led the franchise to three consecutive playoff appearances. Their 2013 run to the Eastern Conference semifinals was the furthest they’d advanced in the postseason since 2000.

Anthony set the record for most points scored at Madison Square Garden with a 62-point performance against the Charlotte Bobcats on Jan. 24, 2014, which lives in the memory of New Yorkers to this day.

For his career, Anthony earned 10 NBA All-Star appearances, four All-NBA selections, and a scoring title in 2013 with the Knicks. He was named to the NBA 75th Anniversary team as one of the 75 greatest players of all time.

Anthony a Perfect Face For Hall’s Reemergence

The New York City Basketball Hall of Fame was established by five founders including Howard Garfinkel and Bob Williams and began inductions in 1990. The Hall inducted honorees until 2017, where it’s lived solely online.

NBA greats Bernard King and Willis Reed, broadcaster Marv Albert, and former Knicks general manager Ernie Grunfeld are among former enshrinements into the Hall.

In addition to Anthony, Hammond, and Charles, the class of 2024 will also feature Ron Naclerio and Mike Malone. Naclerio is the head coach for Benjamin Cardozo High School in Queens, NY, and the all-time winningest coach in PSAL history.

Among his illustrious list of counterparts, Anthony shines brightest for his noteworthy play on the amateur, professional, and international stages.

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