Carmelo Anthony’s NBA career is now officially over.
The scoring dynamo ended it on Monday after playing 19 seasons in the league, and he leaves behind an impressive resume, not to mention plenty of misses.
Not only did he have 1,001 ways to score, but he was also lethal with a game on the line.
The NBA posted a video on its official Twitter account, giving fans a chance to relive some of Anthony’s most memorable moments.
carmelo in the clutch 😤
Relive some of Carmelo Anthony’s best moments in crunch time to celebrate his NBA career! #STAYME7O pic.twitter.com/sSYR5iEKY5
– NBA (@NBA) May 23, 2023
Anthony retired with 28,289 points, which ranks 11th on the all-time list, as well as 10 All-Star Game nods and six All-NBA selections.
He was the No. 3 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft and spent his first seven seasons in and out of gear with the Denver Nuggets, a franchise that had long been a laughingstock when he arrived.
But after several years, he turned them into a contender and led them to the 2009 Western Conference Finals, where they battled hard before falling in six games to Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers.
The Syracuse University product was traded to his hometown team, the New York Knicks, midway through the 2010–11 season before moving to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017.
After failing with the Thunder and Houston Rockets, it looked like he was done, but the Portland Trail Blazers took a flier on him at the start of the 2019-20 season, using him as a 3-point specialist off the bench. He was allowed to re-establish himself, which bought him three more seasons.
Anthony didn’t win an NBA championship, but he’s definitely a Hall of Famer, and he’s already earned a lot of respect for his work as a social justice activist off the court since he won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Award. Champion Award in 2021.
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