Carmelo Anthony posts video announcing retirement, Knicks fans show out on Twitter

New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

After 19 long seasons in the NBA, Knicks legend Carmelo Anthony has officially called it a career with an emotional video tribute from his personal Twitter account.

While the end of his career may not have panned out like we all thought it would, Anthony will always be remembered for his time in New York and all that he accomplished with the Knicks. He took a team that had been irrelevant for nearly a decade and turned it into one of the best in the Eastern Conference.

Knicks fans show out on Twitter after team legend Carmelo Anthony announces his retirement

Melo spent seven seasons in New York, a truly special time for any fan of the team. The supporting cast around him may not have always been perfect, but Anthony did some things that still haven’t been replicated and very well may not be. As if hearing about Anthony’s retirement didn’t get people emotional enough, the video tribute he posted had several people bursting out into tears.

Following the announcement, countless Knicks fans took to Twitter to show their emotions on the situation.

Remember how excited the fans were after seeing him at Madison Square Garden for a playoff earlier this month?

Don’t forget the man influenced an entire generation of basketball fans. Just because he didn’t win a title doesn’t mean he wasn’t influential.

People will always give out their uneducated and unnecessary takes on Anthony and his career. However, Knicks fans will always appreciate Melo for the way he took this team from utter garbage to near-championship contention. His tenure will forever be a notable one in franchise history even though the ultimate goal wasn’t achieved.

A shoo-in for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Melo won a national championship with the Syracuse Orange, captured three gold medals with Team USA Basketball at the Olympics (and holds various records for that team), was a 10-time All-Star, finished his career averaging 22.5 points per game, and was named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team.

Farewell, Melo.