The Knicks season has had its fair share of good and bad moments. Besides Porzingis, Carmelo Anthony has tried to wow the crowd with his performance on the court. When healthy and into the games, Anthony can do anything. He proved that last night in the Knicks loss to the Nets. Anthony hit his 10,000th career point as a member of the Knicks.
It was fitting that Carmelo’s career highlight happened in New York. The 32-year old came into Brooklyn with 9,995 career points as a member of the team. Before the end of the first quarter Anthony made sure to leave his mark.
What a night to make history. With that bucket, Carmelo Anthony became the 7th Knicks player to reach the 10,000 point plateau. He also moved into 7th on the all-time Knicks scoring list. There is no doubt that Anthony is one of the best players the Knicks have had in their history. While his relationship with the team and the fans has had a few rocky moments, this achievement can make anyone happy.
The number also puts him in some exclusive company. Anthony became the third player in NBA history to score 10,000 points with two franchises. He also had 13,970 points as a member of the Denver Nuggets. The honor is shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Elvin Hayes.
Even with the Knicks season giving people a headache, there can always be a moment to celebrate something. However, just like that, a new days begins for the Knicks. Carmelo will celebrate, but he still must deal with the rest of the season. Whether its actually winning games or tanking for a low pick is up to him and the team. The Knicks could certainly use 10,000 points every night. Maybe Carmelo will be up to the challenge.