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Champs: New York's 10 Most Loved of 2012

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9. Carmelo Anthony

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In his first full season in New York, Melo averaged 22.6 points per game, and led the Knicks to the first round of the playoffs. So far this season he's been even better in helping the 'Bockers rise to the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference.