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Volume 24 No. 179
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Carmelo Anthony Honored By Knicks In MSG Return With Video Tribute

Thunder F Carmelo Anthony last night was "shown love" from the Knicks in his first game back at MSG with a video tribute prior to tip-off (NYDAILYNEWS.com, 12/16). Anthony's return to N.Y. for the first time since being traded this offseason had been "highly anticipated." Anthony said that the tribute "caught him by surprise." A "nearly minute-long reflection on his high points with the organization was the Knicks' way of saying thank you, and the crowd produced a chorus of cheers" (N.Y. TIMES, 12/17). It was a "nice gesture, the right move and a smart one by the Knicks to welcome back Anthony with open arms." Anthony: "That was big time, and for me, that goes a long way. Very much appreciated" (NEWSDAY.com, 12/17).