Thursday, December 9 2021

Though the Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks game hasn’t been the marquee event we hoped for with the recent suspension of LeBron James, there’s still one major draw for Knicks fans, and that’s the return of Carmelo Anthony who spent seven seasons in the blue and orange. Though he was suiting up for the Lakers, that didn’t stop everyone inside Madison Square Garden from giving Anthony a standing ovation when he checked into the game at the end of the first quarter.

The support from the Knicks fans is a testament to Anthony’s time with the franchise, where he led the team to three playoff appearances, was named an All-Star in all seven seasons he spent there and holds the record among active players for most points scored in Madison Square Garden (5,684). 

Before the matchup against the Knicks, Anthony spoke about how New York would always be home to him despite having not played for the team since 2017. 

“This is home,” Anthony said via SNY. “My family’s here, my son is in school here. I live here. So, outside of that, coming back to New York, understanding our fan base here, the city, the love I have here in this city. What I was able to represent when I was here is kinda bigger than basketball. Bigger than sports. I embrace that. People that’s here knows that and understands that. It’s a feeling that’s hard to explain unless you’re here and you’re actually feeling that energy. It’s a lot different seeing it from the outside in. When you’re here, you feel that energy. It’s a big difference.”

That feeling of appreciation is clearly mutual for Knicks fans when it comes to Anthony based on them showering him with applause, regardless of who he plays for. 



How to watch Knicks vs. Lakers: TV channel, NBA live stream info, start time


Pistons vs. Heat: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Barcelona Schedule: Fixtures, Start Times, TV, How to Watch, Live Stream

The 2021-22 La Liga fixtures have been announced, and below are the details on all Barcelona fixtures including dates, times, opponents, and more. [ LIVE: La Liga stats, standings, scoreboard ] Barcelona game coverage is only available on ESPN+ in the USA. The serial contenders navigating a first season without Lionel Messi in a long […]

Read More

Detroit Tigers select right-handers Elvis Alvarado, Nick Kuzia in 2021 MiLB Rule 5 draft

The Detroit Tigers added a pair of right-handed relievers — Elvis Alvarado and Nick Kuzia — to the organization in Wednesday’s minor-league phase of the 2021 Rule 5 draft. International signees or high school draft picks from 2017 and college draftees from 2018 needed to be protected from this year’s Rule 5 draft. Among these […]

Read More

NBA DFS: Tyler Herro and top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for Dec. 8, 2021

Getty Images The NBA schedule offers a full slate of games on Wednesday, but many of its teams are playing with decidedly incomplete rosters. Several teams are feeling the pinch with multiple players out due to injury or health and safety protocols, but that sometimes leads to hidden value in the NBA DFS player pool. […]

Read More