A Knicks Fan’s Farewell To Carmelo Anthony – Happy Retirement

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Dear Carmelo Anthony,

Thank you, man. Thank you for everything you did for New York City. Not just the basketball side, but thank you for going back to your roots and giving back to the community. You know, a lot of people don’t realize how much you did for community, and sometimes, these were the same people booing you when things weren’t working out on the floor.

It broke my heart seeing you leave it all out on the floor inside Madison Square Garden but still being disrespected by the front office, the fans and Phil Jackson. You remained nothing but professional the whole time, I applaud you for that, I’m not sure I could have done the same.

You did all you could to be loyal, you loved the city and true New Yorkers understand that you were the right player that happened to find himself in the wrong situation. It was sad seeing you surrounded by mediocracy every single season, while everyone was still expecting you to deliver the world to them and carry them to places that simply weren’t possible.

Rumors of your retirement flew around for a couple of weeks now, but it doesn’t become truly real until it is a given.

The man with the silky elbow jumper. The man with the three to the dome celebration.

Enjoy retirement Melo, goodbye from New York, you’ll be sorely missed.

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