Kobe Bryant’s phone blew up Friday night with several messages that Carmelo Anthony was “going after” his single-game Garden scoring record.

After the Knicks’ All-Star forward eclipsed the mark by one with a 62-point performance, Bryant called Anthony to congratulate him on his historic night. The injured Lakers star added Sunday that he is always available to offer Anthony — a pending free agent who many believe would consider one of Los Angeles’ two teams as a potential destination — advice about his future.

“Well, everybody wants to play in Los Angeles. I mean, New York is a beautiful place, don’t get me wrong, but it is colder than s--- out here,” Bryant said with a broad smile before sitting out Sunday’s 110-103 Knicks win over the Lakers in which Anthony scored a game-high 35 points. “You know, palm trees and

beaches obviously are a little more appealing.

“All jokes aside, I think that players when that time comes will have to make the best decision for them and their families. I try not to think about it too much. If he wants to call me for advice later as a friend, I will be more than happy to give it to him.”

Former Lakers star Magic Johnson also chimed in Sunday on Anthony’s future, saying on his Twitter account: “My advice to Carmelo is to stay in New York and build a championship team at home.”

Anthony and Bryant crossed paths on the court at halftime and at the final buzzer. “I can’t give ya’ll everything we talk about. A lot of the times it’s just us quote-unquote shooting the s--- and just having fun and just laughing and joking,” Anthony said. “It's not always business that we’re talking about. Or seriousness. It’s us just having fun, laughing and just catching up.”

Still, when asked about Bryant’s weather quote, Anthony did say: “I love the snow. I played in Syracuse, where you get 25 inches.”