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Carmelo Anthony's 62 point game revisited

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We have all had a good day at the office when things go your way and you walk away thinking it couldn't have gone any better, well imagine doing that but on the world stage in front of over 19,000 people.

Carmelo Anthony is a name that will live long in the memory of NBA fans and the New York Knicks year book after his incredible 62 point game against the Charlotte Bobcats in their 125-96 victory earlier on in the season, recording a career high performance.

This was a game where fans, who are free to hurl their criticism, acknowledged his accomplishments and issued a rare piece of gratitude towards the 30-year-old, you could say this game changed his season and his future.

Melo recently admitted to wanting to leave the New York Knicks, opting out of a new contract offered by the franchise to become a free-agent, according to ESPN, but do you blame him?

The small forward is untouchable at the moment, as the world is his oyster having recorded an average of 27.4 points and 8.1 rebounds a game last season as well as sitting second in the overall points scoring leader board during the regular season.

Having been born in New York it must have felt like a dream to record 62 points in front of the home fans while securing a victory against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Not only was this a team victory but a moral one as well, as Melo went on to beat LeBron James' record in the same season, as Heat's small forward managed 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats.

January 24th

Charlotte Bobcats' fans would have to admit if they weren't seeing a performance of such high quality that they would have believed they still had a chance, even some may be hoping Melo chooses a shock move to Bobcats this summer.

But the shooting on the 24th of January was phenomenal.

When it comes to the highlights of this game the shots could be watched over and over again, the accuracy and clinical display seems robotic and unreal.

The fact halfway through the video you're thinking this couldn't get any better and then Melo goes on to sink a field goal from half court, a hands on head moment as this was his night no matter what happened after this, he dominated the first half.

He showed his versatility to convert a number of shots, as the video only shows the field goals, as Anthony managed 23 of his 35 attempts, along with scoring six of his 11 attempted three-pointers.

There was questioning of why he never played the remaining seven minutes of the game, surely a player on form is someone who will continue to score, maybe he could have broken more records.

But considering the drama of not featuring Anthony for the final seven minutes he still broke a franchise record, as well as a career high performance for the most points scored in one game.

His future

At the age of 30 Melo is at the peak of his basketball career, and having spent four seasons at the New York Knicks it may have been the right call for Anthony to go on and win a Conference title or even an NBA Championship.

There are said to be six teams in contention for the small forward and there will be a lot of competition for the small forward who has lit up the NBA this season, all that fans hope is that the 30-year-old chooses the right move and continues the form we are used to seeing.

Melo deserves the glory, and if you don't agree, the video shows 23 reasons why he does.

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