Carmelo Anthony, whose trade to the Okahoma City Thunder was announced on Monday, penned a farewell letter to New York, the Knicks organization, and fans.
"New York equipped me to make it in any other place in the world. It taught me how to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable," Anthony wrote. "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."
Shortly before the trade to the Thunder happened, Anthony expanded the list of teams he'd waive his no-trade clause for, helping to facilitate the deal.
"Thank you to All My Fans who supported me through Thick and Thin," Anthony concludes in his letter. "And those who continued to support The Knicks regardless of the outcome. Thank You to Jim Dolan and the Knicks organization and all the hardworking people that don't get the credit they deserve. And most importantly, Thank you to the City of New York for allowing me to represent OUR city. 7eace be with you."
The Knicks also thanked Anthony, via Twitter: