Carmelo Anthony made his first appearance at Madison Square Garden since the Knicks traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder over the summer, and fans received him with a mix of boos and cheers.
Here’s a view from the crowd:
A look at introductions during Carmelo Anthony’s return to Madison Square Garden: https://t.co/1pYZ9u85i4— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 17, 2017
The Knicks had a one-minute video tribute that paid homage to Anthony, the seventh all-time leading scorer in franchise history. After the tribute, they introduced New York’s former scorer, who received mostly cheers. But you can definitely hear the boos smattered in.
The consensus: Carmelo received a loud ovation during his video tribute and his introduction. There were more than a few audible boos during his introduction. Some fans gave Anthony a standing ovation.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 17, 2017
Paul George received all boos when he made his return to Indiana after forcing a trade over the summer. Now that Melo has his return in the bag, the Thunder can move on to more pressing things, like improving on their .500 record.