Melo reached the mark of 26,711 career points early in the 4th quarter against the Orlando Magic. He used his signature pump fake and fade-away jumper to score the points that would earn him 12th place on the scoring list.
At 36, Melo Is Still Influencing Games
Along with reaching this significant career milestone, Carmelo Anthony also played one of his strongest games of the season, scoring 23 points in 27 minutes, and achieving a 5-9 record beyond the arc. Melo’s impressive display allowed the Trail Blazers to beat the Magic, 106-97.
The veteran forward is currently the leader of Portland’s second unit due to his outstanding form. Primarily coming off the bench, Anthony has used his playtime to add new illustrious pages to his legendary career. He has scored 20+ points in 3 of the last 4 games, helping his team attain a 3-1 record.
Carmelo Anthony Is the US Olympic Team’s All-Time Leader in Points
Experts believe that Carmelo Anthony will make his way into the league’s top 10 scorers of all-time, especially if he manages to maintain his current form. While Melo has never won the NBA championship, he is undoubtedly one of the most influential and important players of the last two decades.
During this career, Anthony has made 10 All-Star appearances and has been the NBA’s scoring champion in 2013. Outside of the National Basketball Association, Melo has won four Olympic medals, including three golds in 2008, 2012, and 2016. Prior to being drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 2003, he helped the Syracuse Orangemen win their first NCAA Division I title.
Despite being 36, Melo is showing no signs of stopping, meaning that he still has a shot at winning the NBA championship, an accolade that he most certainly deserves given his talent and ability to score points.