Not since Patrick Ewing left the team in 2000 have the Knicks boasted a superstar like Carmelo Anthony. As arguably the league's most prolific scorer, 'Melo was greeted with excitement and high expectations when he joined the team in 2011. But after a few early exits from the NBA Playoffs, New Yorkers have turned on the six-time All-Star with an enraged fervor usually reserved for accosting slow walking tourists on the sidewalk.

Is Carmelo Anthony the prodigal son? Is he destined to lead the Knicks out of their four-decade-long span of heartbreaking disappointment? Or is he another ball hogging stat filler that chokes when it matters most? The crack team at Complex Sports examines: Carmelo Anthony: Badass or Jackass?

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