Carmelo Anthony Will Remain A New York Knick

LeBron isn’t the only NBA player who wants to ball at home.

Hang up that #BeforeMeloDecides hashtag folks, Carmelo Anthony’s free agency limbo is over. The star forward will remain with the New York Knicks for this upcoming 2014-15 season. Ditching the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers as prospective new homes, Anthony will cash out with a $129 million, five-year contract in his native New York.

Anthony took to his website this morning for a statement entitled “MY CITY, MY HEART:”

“A few years ago I dreamed of coming back to New York City, the place of my birth, and on February 23, 2011 that became a reality. This organization has supported me and in return, I want to stay and build here with this city and my team. At this pivotal juncture in my career, I owed it to myself and my family to explore all of the options available to me. Through it all, my heart never wavered.

During this journey I met with some quality organizations who have amazing talent and leadership. I thank them for their consideration, belief in my talent, and opportunity to imagine the possibilities.

I will always remember this chapter in my life. In the end, I am a New York Knick at heart. I am looking forward to continue my career in Orange & Blue and to work with Phil Jackson, a champion who builds championship teams. Madison Square Garden is the mecca of basketball and I am surrounded by the greatest fans in the world.”

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