This is what Carmelo Anthony wanted: Big stage, big money, big moments.
It has been a little more than a year since Anthony forced his way out of Denver and into New York, and since then, the bad moments have outnumbered the good. The Knicks have been swept out of the playoffs (last season), stumbled out of the gate (this season) and last month made a coaching change necessitated by Anthony’s unwillingness to change.
In short: Things haven’t gone very well.
Which is what makes the Knicks 100-99 overtime win over the conference-leading Bulls on Sunday all that more meaningful. Anthony didn’t help the Knicks win. He took over and won it himself.