Knicks followers present like to Melo in his return to MSG.
Carmelo Anthony made his return to Madison Square Garden as a spectator on Sunday night time to observe his good buddy Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat do battle in opposition to the New York Knicks.
Melo, who was in attendance along with his son, was proven on the large display screen throughout a break within the motion and he obtained a raucous standing ovation, as seen within the video clip embedded beneath.
“I’ve had some nice years on this constructing. I sit up for coming again and taking part in on this constructing some extra,” Anthony mentioned in an in-game interview with MSG Network throughout the Knicks’ 106-97 loss to the Heat (H/T ESPN).
“The power has at all times been good [in the arena]. The followers have at all times been good,” Anthony continued. “The followers have at all times been good to me too. This is house, New York is house. Family is right here, buddies [are] right here. So you may’t beat this power.”
Anthony, who performed for the Knicks from 2011-2017, was lately traded by the Houston Rockets to the Chicago Bulls, and is now simply patiently ready to be launched so he can signal with a workforce of his selecting in free company.
“If it was one second that I may come out and be right here on this seat, it is to return see him end it out right here within the Garden,” Anthony mentioned of Wade’s penultimate recreation at MSG. “Knowing what he is put into this recreation, figuring out what he’ll proceed to do, it is deeper than basketball relating to us.”
D-Wade completed with 15 factors, 10 assists and 5 rebounds in Miami’s win. The Heat will return to the Garden one final time this season on March 30.