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In NBA's long-awaited return to Baltimore, Carmelo Anthony is best in show
In NBA's long-awaited return to Baltimore, Carmelo Anthony is best in show

Baltimore basketball fans got a taste of something old and something new Thursday as the city hosted an NBA game for the first time since 1999. The star attraction was Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony, playing professionally in his hometown for the first time ever. The New York Knicks forward is one of the biggest names in the NBA, and his homecoming brought extra juice to what could've been just another preseason contest against the Washington Wizards. So did the presence of former Baltimore Bullets and Knicks greats revisiting Baltimore Arena, where they waged one of the league's best rivalries in the 1960s and early 1970s. It was clear that a sizable percentage of the...

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