Knicks Celebrate Anniversary of Legendary Carmelo Anthony Performance

David Kaestle
Today is the anniversary of Carmelo Anthony dropping 62 points at the Garden.
Today is the anniversary of Carmelo Anthony dropping 62 points at the Garden. / Associated Press

Carmelo Anthony was the best player the New York Knicks had since Patrick Ewing. While the Knicks had some really fun and solid teams while he was in New York, they also had their fair share of bad teams.

The Knicks might not have had the postseason success they'd hoped to find when trading for Anthony, but the star new York native delivered some incredibly memorable moments and personal achievements while in the orange and blue.

And potentially none more impressive or memorable than the night he set a Madison Square Garden single-game points record when he dropped 62 points against the then-Charlotte Bobcats. Today is the nine-year anniversary of that game.

Melo's offensive repertoire is one of the most impressive in NBA history. In his prime, he could score any way you asked him to on the court. He could drive by you, post you up, had arguably the best mid-range and pull-up game in the league, and was an effective or lethal jump-shooter from anywhere on the court. If there was a way to score the basketball, he was great at it. There aren't many other players in league history that can truly say that.

The highlights from that 2014 night at MSG is an incredible reel.

His efficency was also increible that night, and he also had zero turnovers. The one knock on that night could be the fact that he had zero assists, but hey, it's tough to give the ball up when you're as on fire as Melo was nine years ago at the World's Most Famous Arena.

Melo remains out of the league this season, although it wouldn't be surprising to see him on a contending team down the stretch as he's proven in recent years he's still got something left in the tank.

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