The New York Knicks held off Paul George and the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night, and Knicks' superstar Carmelo Anthony drew all of the attention following the game.
It just wasn't for basketball reasons.
Anthony, known for wearing outlandish outfits before and after games, took it to the extreme while a blizzard bludgeoned his fine city of New York. He was decked out in a fur hat and coat that sent the Internet into a flurry, and his fashion left him meme'd once again.
It begins here, with a simple tweet from ESPN NBA:
There was no turning back once the Internet caught wind of Anthony's decision to not only stay warm in the blizzard, but look fashionable while doing so. Forget New York's blizzard, Carmelo looked ready to take to the icy planet of Hoth with Han Solo and the gang:
Bonus points to the triangle dig. There may be some truth to the fact that Carmelo would much rather deal with a planet under siege by AT-AT walkers than figuring out what the heck the Knicks are supposed to be doing on offense.
It didn't stop there. No, not even close. Carmelo would become a selectable character in the classic N64 game, Goldeneye 007:
The comparisons were endless:
The Phil Jackson jokes were masterful and nuanced. NBA fans nailed the situation in New York with Carmelo and Jackson, making for some hilarious jokes. Note: none of Phil's animals were harmed in the making of these memes:
And of course, plenty of Russian jokes were to be had, especially with the controversy surrounding the election in America:
Twitter got some serious mileage out of the hat and coat combo, taking them all the way to the fortress of Winterfell as the Game of Thrones world prepares for a White Walker invasion:
Yes, indeed, winter is coming:
If you need a quick visual refresher and history of Carmelo wearing outrageous hats, we've got you covered on that front, too:
Clearly it was a big night for Melo. 22 points, a win over the Pacers, and one meme born thanks to his choice of cap and coat. This may have been his greatest play of the season, and it happened off the court.
When you close your eyes and see Carmelo standing before you with his fur coat and cap, what do you see? Drop your own meme in the comments, and let us know what jokes had you cracking up!