Boston has its Big Three. Miami’s got LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chis Bosh. And last night, the Knicks rolled out their new superstar alignment of Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.
Or is it ’Melo and Amar’e?
The order, after all, is the important thing here. This is Stoudemire’s team, until further notice. He still gets top billing and still gets to be introduced last, as he was Wednesday night when the Knicks played the Bucks.
But now that Anthony is a Knick, that’s subject to change.
Because of his Brooklyn roots and connection to Syracuse, ’Melo is a bigger star in New York than Stoudemire. All you needed to do was listen to the sellout crowd in the Garden when they saw No. 7 for the first time and you could have figured that out very easily.