Two years ago Carmelo Anthony was out of the NBA and no one really knew why. The man who carried the Syracuse Orange to the 2003 National Championship was looking for a chance to continue his career and the Portland Trailblazers are sure happy he didn’t give up.
Last night in Atlanta Carmelo moved past Elvin Hayes into 10th place on the NBA All-Time scoring list.
Melo has now scored 27,318 points in his career and with seven games remaining this season he needs 91 points to pass Moses Malone for 9th place. In order to do so Anthony would need to score at his season average of 13.6 points per game. Portland is currently in the 7th position in the Western Conference so it’s uncertain if Melo will sit any games for rest before the play-in tournament begins.
Congratulations Carmelo! Hopefully you got to celebrate with a tall glass of cabernet sauvignon on the flight to Cleveland.