Did Carmelo Anthony retire? Learn all there is to know about the legendary NBA scorer.
Former No. 3 overall pick and 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony announced on Monday that he is retiring from the game of basketball after 19 seasons. Anthony, 38, did not play in the league this season, and informed the world of his decision in a video released on social media.
“I remember the days when I had nothing, just a ball on the court and a dream of something more,” Anthony said. “But basketball was my outlet, my purpose was strong, my communities, the cities I represented with pride, and the fans that supported me along the way. I am forever grateful for those people and places, because they made me Carmelo Anthony.”
“But now the time has come for me to say goodbye – to the court where I made my name, to the game that gave me purpose and pride. But this bittersweet goodbye to the NBA, I am excited about what the future holds for me. When people ask what I believe my legacy is, it’s not my feats on the court that come to mind, nor the awards or praise, because my story has always been more than basketball.”Carmelo Anthony on Monday
What NBA records does Carmelo Anthony hold?
Anthony may not have won an NBA championship, but he certainly etched his name in the league’s record books.
Throughout his career, Anthony achieved several notable milestones that solidify his place among the NBA greats. Anthony ranks 9th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, with over 27,000 points to his name. His ability to consistently put up points throughout his career showcases his offensive prowess.
On January 24, 2014, Anthony exploded for a career-high 62 points while playing for the New York Knicks against the Charlotte Bobcats. This outstanding performance stands as the Knicks’ franchise record for most points scored in a game. Anthony is also the all-time leading scorer for the United States men’s basketball team in Olympic competition. He won three gold medals in the Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016) and played an integral role in the team’s success.
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