New York Knicks: Carmelo Anthony Deserves A Farewell Tour

New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony

While Carmelo Anthony did not lead the New York Knicks past the second round of the NBA Playoffs, Carmelo was a great Knick. Easily one of the top ten Knicks of all time, Melo’ seemed to score regardless of no team help.

With Carmelo never having team support, it’s incredible the Knicks went as far as they did. While he will not be remembered for taking the Knicks to the promised land, Carmelo Anthony will be remembered as a passionate Knick, who was a superstar for his hometown team, in an era when no other superstar wanted to come to New York. 

Growing up around the Syracuse area, I have always had a bias toward Carmelo, he lead my local college to it’s only National Championship, and he then went on to be a consistent NBA scorer.

The slander Carmelo gets is ridiculous, he is easily a Hall Of Fame Player, but media members and fans remember the fact that his teams never won much in the NBA, and they don’t like his style of isolation basketball. Carmelo Anthony is one of the best players for Team USA, leading the team to a gold medal multiple times.

Carmelo Anthony deserves a farewell tour, just like Dwayne Wade’s last year, but with what team should he play with?

Why Anthony deserves a farewell tour

Dwayne Wade is a comparable player for Carmelo Anthony. While Melo’ did not win any championships, he was the better player. Carmelo Anthony should have a farewell tour with his hometown team, the New York Knicks.

The Knicks should sign Anthony regardless if they get two superstars. Melo’ would be a great addition to the New York Knicks bench. He would also be great as a mentor to young players, teaching R.J. Barrett and Mitchell Robinson how to be professional superstars. Signing Anthony would also boost attendance for the Knicks. 

Fans would love to see Carmelo Anthony wearing his hometown orange and blue again. Following Anthony’s final game at MSG, his jersey should be hung in the raptors for all the hard work he put in for the Knicks franchise. 



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