Carmelo Anthony officially announces his NBA retirement
After 19 NBA seasons, former star forward Carmelo Anthony announced his retirement.
Carmelo Anthony steps away from the game after not playing with any team for the entire 2022-23 season. He finally put a stamp on his NBA career by taking to social media.
“Now the time has come for me to say goodbye … to the game that gave me purpose and pride,” Anthony said in a videotaped message announcing his decision via ESPN.
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Anthony officially ends a remarkable NBA career that should lead to him becoming a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He finished ninth among the league’s all-time leading scorers. Meanwhile, he earned 10 All-Star game selections, two All-NBA Second Team nods, and four All-NBA Third Team selections.
Anthony shined on the Olympic stage, earning three gold medals and a bronze medal with the United States Men’s National Basketball Team. His 31 games played in four appearances on with the Olympic team remains the most ever.
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Anthony was named as one of the 75 greatest NBA players behind his elite scorer prowess that led him to hold a career average of 22.5 points per game. He averaged north of 20.0 points in his first 15 seasons while earning his lone scoring title in 2012-13 behind 28.7 points per contest.
He played with the Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, and Los Angeles Lakers. Although Anthony never reached the NBA Finals, he heads into retirement having put forth a tremendous career.