Carmelo Anthony announces retirement after 19 NBA seasons | NBA News

NEW DELHI: Carmelo Anthony, a prominent figure in the NBA since being drafted alongside LeBron James in 2003, announced his retirement from professional basketball on Monday, just a week shy of his 39th birthday. Known for his scoring prowess, Anthony leaves a lasting NBA legacy as the league’s ninth all-time leading scorer and a six-time All-NBA selection.
Taking to Twitter, Anthony shared the news of his retirement, saying, “It’s time for me to say goodbye.”

Throughout his career, he represented several teams, including the Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers.
Anthony’s impact on the pitch was significant, earning him a reputation as a dynamic scorer and a player capable of carrying his team’s attack. He has shown his goalscoring abilities, versatility and ability to create shots throughout his career, leaving a lasting impression on fans and fellow players.
As part of the star-studded 2003 NBA draft class, Anthony played a vital role in shaping the landscape of the league and achieved tremendous recognition for his contributions to the game. His retirement marks the end of an era for a player who has always entertained fans with his scoring ability and competitive spirit.

Anthony’s retirement will no doubt arouse the appreciation and admiration of basketball enthusiasts around the world, as his impact on the sport will be remembered for years to come.
Anthony, 10 times NBA All Star who has amassed an impressive 28,289 career points, has played for six different teams throughout his professional basketball career.
During the recently concluded season, Anthony was not under contract and did not participate in NBA competition. His last stint was with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2021-22 season.
Anthony’s career seemed to be coming to an end in 2019 after his split with the Houston Rockets. However, he made a comeback the following year when he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers as a bench player. In this role, he again showed his scoring prowess, averaging 15.4 points per game.
In addition to his NBA exploits, Anthony has also left his mark on the international stage. Representing Team USA, he won three Olympic gold medals, cementing his legacy as a versatile and accomplished player.
During his college basketball career, Anthony played a pivotal role in leading Syracuse University to the 2003 NCAA National Championship. His outstanding performance in his only college season caught the attention of scouts at the NBA, which led to his selection as the third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the NBA draft.
Anthony’s career has been defined by his scoring ability, his accolades and his contributions to the teams he represented. His journey from college basketball success to NBA superstardom and longevity in the league solidified his place among the game’s greats.


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