Let’s have some fun and review the most clutch shots in Carmelo Anthony’s career.
Many New York Knicks fans have been waiting for this past Saturday to come. In a play-in game to advance the Portland Trail Blazers to the Western Conference playoffs, Carmelo Anthony proved he’s still got some magic left in his shot by burying a dagger three to end the Grizzlies season in Orlando.
With Portland nursing a three-point lead, Damian Lillard drove to the hoop, before kicking out to an open Melo along the right wing. The 35-year-old scorer quickly pulled a somewhat errand pass toward the center of his body to release a three-pointer that gave the Blazers a commanding six-point lead with 20.2 seconds remaining.
It represented the culmination of a long journey for the former NBA scoring champion who found himself out of the NBA before signing a deal to play with Lillard and CJ McCollum in Portland.
Anthony was traded by the Knicks in 2017, shortly after Steve Mills and Scott Perry took over roster decisions from the fired Phil Jackson, who contributed to a toxic environment that led to the departure of the 10-time All-Star from New York.
After struggling to adapt to a new bench role in Oklahoma City and Houston, Anthony spent several months searching for a new home, hitting what he admitted was rock bottom, before finding his way back into the league.
With former agent Leon Rose now calling the shots at Madison Square Garden, there has been speculation that Anthony could find his way back to the Knicks in the offseason. His latest performance has many fans hopeful that their unwavering belief in his game is merited.
In celebration of his big shot against Memphis, let’s take a look at the most clutch shots of his career.