Best Carmelo Anthony moment: National Championship or scoring 62 points at MSG? | The Tylt
Best Carmelo Anthony moment: National Championship or scoring 62 points at MSG?
Carmelo Anthony’s accomplishments in the NBA are okay, but there are Hall of Famers who can never say they won a national championship. Melo crashed the NCAA as a freshman and earned consensus All-American honors, but a great regular season would not compare to his postseason.
From the Elite Eight on, Melo averaged 24.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and three assists, culminating in his 20-10-7 line in the National Championship Game. Until Melo wins an NBA title, this will be his defining achievement.
No one has ever scored more than Carmelo Anthony at Madison Square Garden.
Kobe Bryant? Never heard of him. LeBron James? No way. Michael Jordan? Forget about it. Carmelo Anthony hung 62-points on the Charlotte Bobcats on a cold January night, but he was hot the entire game. Charlotte was helpless as Melo dismantled the defense with every shot he took. The bright lights of the Garden can scare a lot of people. Melo lived for that moment, and nothing will ever compare that performance.