Carmelo Anthony may not miss the New York Knicks after they treated him like anything but an All-Star forward with direct disrespect over the past few years, but he will miss the city. A lot.
After being traded from the Knicks to the Oklahoma City Thunder over the weekend, Melo took to his Instagram account earlier today and shared a piece of his moving, passionate goodbye letter to New York.
"New York equipped me to make it in any other place in the world. It taught me how to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable," Melo wrote in the letter. "Saying Goodbye is the hardest thing to do. I never thought I would, especially to you. No one will ever take your place. It’s hard to find someone like you, so know you will always be missed. You helped me laugh. You dried my tears. Because of you, I have no fears. You came into my life and I was blessed. It’s time to raise my hand and say goodbye. It’s not the end, because like I’ve always said, NYC ‘til the end."
He added, "I’ve known you for years now, and I must say they’ve been the best years I’ve ever had. You helped me become the person I am today. I just want you to know YOU will always be in my heart. No matter what happens, I will always LOVE YOU. Although this goodbye is just temporary, this is the hardest goodbye for me to say. I wipe the tears off my cheek and smile at the same time because I know that we will meet again someday."
That being said, the 33-year-old All-Star forward begins the next chapter of his career today, as he's slated to hold court at the Thunder's media day this afternoon.
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