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Carmelo Anthony returns to MSG, but Lakers lose to Knicks

Carmelo Anthony returns to MSG, but Lakers lose to Knicks

  • Knicks
Nov 24
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony’s return to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday was both heartwarming and disappointing. While he enjoyed being back in the building in front of the crowd where he played six seasons, he could not help his new team enough, as they lost to the Knicks 106-100.

Anthony recalled the special moments with the Knicks where the fans chanted “MVP” every single game during the 2012-2013 season.

“If you don’t get goosebumps when people show you that kind of love,” Anthony said on the eve of the 2013 playoffs, “then there’s something wrong with you.”

Prior to the Lakers versus Knicks game, the 37-year-old recalled his memories with the New York crowds, and he doesn’t think the bond between him and New York City “will ever go anywhere.”

“I’m looking forward to (Tuesday),” he said. “The crowd — the Knicks are playing great basketball. They have good energy up there. We know how (Tom Thibodeau) teams are. They’re a very tough team. I always look forward to playing at the Garden, playing in front of the fans. With the Knicks or against the Knicks. That love is different. That fan base is different for me. It goes deeper than basketball. They embrace me. I embrace them.”

The Lakers played without LeBron James, who was sitting out the game due to a one-game suspension.

  • Carmelo Anthony

    Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association .

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  • Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden, colloquially known as The Garden or by its initials MSG, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City.

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  • Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

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  • New York Knicks

    The New York Knickerbockers, shortened and more commonly referred to as the New York Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

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