Words by Jason Cordner
To say Carmelo Anthony had an up and down career with the New York Knicks would be an understatement. Anthony was subjected to as much drama and criticism as any athlete in the history of the NBA.
It all came to a head this past season with Phil Jackson’s words finally driving the ten-time All-Star out of New York. Throughout all of Jackson’s shameless subtweeting and media manipulation, Anthony remained professional and silent.
“You Watched Me Walk Through Hell, Now Watch Me Walk Up Out It”#STAYME7O pic.twitter.com/w9h0LgAqv4
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) October 19, 2017
For Anthony, playing the Knicks was an ideal way for him to move on and find some closure from his messy, chaotic departure from New York.
Yeah, that chapter’s closed. That chapter’s closed. No more Knicks talk. We can just focus on the Thunder and moving forward and what we have to do as a team and organization. I can say that chapter’s closed.
As for the game, the Thunder demolished the Knicks 105-84. Carmelo had 22 points against his former team and the reigning MVP Russell Westbrook started the season off , with a trip double.