Former NBA star forward Carmelo Anthony has announced his retirement from the league after 19 seasons with multiple teams. The NBA Top 75 player was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the third overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft. He went on to play for the New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, and Los Angeles Lakers in his career. Anthony was one of the best scores to ever play in the NBA and retires ninth all-time on the NBA career scoring list. He did not play in the NBA this past season.
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) May 22, 2023
In his 19-season NBA career, Carmelo Anthony averaged 22.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and one steal per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 44.7 percent and a three-point percentage of 35.5 percent. Anthony was a ten-time All-Star and made the All-NBA team six times in his career. He was also named the NBA 75th Anniversary team and a top 75 all-time NBA player. He will go down as one of the best scorers to play in the NBA and is one of the last players to retire from the legendary 2003 NBA Draft class. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Anthony the best in his life beyond the game of basketball and in his future endeavors.