OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony said the “chapter is closed’’ on his Knicks stint with Thursday’s 105-84 victory. However, there may be one more page — Dec. 16, when Anthony and the Thunder visit the Garden for the first time since the trade.
The Garden reaction to the return of Anthony, always a lightning rod, will be fascinating, especially after his tweet that being in New York was “hell.’’
Anthony isn’t worried. He thinks it will be all good on that Saturday night on Broadway amid the Christmas season.
“It’s too far away to think about yet, but it will be a home game for me,’’ Anthony told The Post late Thursday as he left the Chesapeake Energy Arena. “(I have) a good feeling. I have a good feel about that one. Coming back and playing in front of those fans. I feel good about that.’’
So only cheers?
“I hope so,’’ Anthony said. “I don’t see why not. We’ll see when that time comes. I’m not worried about how they take (the tweet). I said what I said and that’s it.’’
The big question is whether the Knicks decide to stage a video montage for Anthony’s return. With Phil Jackson gone, chances are enhanced.