Carmelo Anthony reached a scoring milestone at Barclays Center on Sunday in the most bittersweet way — an awful loss in his birthplace amid an erratic shooting night with feuding president Phil Jackson schlepping to Atlantic Avenue to watch the debacle.
In the first quarter, the embattled Anthony reached 10,000 points in a Knicks uniform, becoming the third player in NBA history to achieve that mark for two franchises (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Elvin Hayes are the others). Anthony, the former Nuggets superstar, didn’t stick around long enough in the locker room to reflect.
Like everything in Anthony’s career, the milestone play became a mixed bag. He slapped the ball away after his reverse layup, drawing a delay-of-game warning.