Carmelo Anthony's Best and Worst Moments in New York

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The Start Of Something Big

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Feb. 21, 2011 -- Other suitors come and go, but the Knicks finally land their man, completing a three-team deal to acquire All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets. Calling the move "a dream come true," the Brooklyn-born Anthony, who ignited months of trade speculation by publicly stating his desire to play in New York earlier in the season, brings the Big Apple a basketball superstar -- both on and off the court -- the hoops-crazed "Mecca" hasn't seen for years.