Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony spent a lot of time in his career playing for the New York Knicks, so Saturday’s matchup between the two teams holds a special place of importance for him
“A lot of those guys on that team are close friends,” Anthony said about the Knicks, according to The Vertical’s Michael Lee.
“We talk, text, call. We always check up on each other. Other than that, I wish them guys the best. I hope New York can do it. They hold a special place for me.”
“At the end of the day, it’s business to me,” Anthony said.
“But I’d be lying if I said I’m not ecstatic to be going back and playing there. Like I said, I got a different feeling with New York. A different relationship, different bond with the city, with the fans, with the people. It’s a little bit special for me.”
Anthony is averaging a career-low 17.7 points per game on 40.0 percent shooting from the field and 34.4 percent shooting from three and should receive the loudest, negative or positive, reaction from the New York crowd when the two teams meet this weekend.