The crowd roared as soon as the words hit Madison Square Garden’s overhead video board. “I was born in Brooklyn, New York,” it read. And what a homecoming it was for Carmelo Anthony.
Was the Knicks’ blockbuster trade for Carmelo Anthony too costly? That’s the subject of intense deliberation. What’s not under debate is the rising cost for Knicks fans hoping to catch Carmelo’s debut at the Garden.
The Knicks ended the Carmelo Anthony trade saga and their quest for a second superstar with one blockbuster deal. New York hopes Anthony could be in uniform Wednesday when they host the Bucks, but what number will he wear?
The Knicks may be one step closer to acquiring Carmelo Anthony. According to the Denver Post, the Knicks are “closing in” on a deal that would send the Denver Nuggets’ superstar to New York.