19 seasons later, Carmelo Anthony retires from basketball. One of the best players of this century, an unparalleled scorer, one of the most skilled the NBA has seen in its entire history, announces his departure from professional sports. The forward retires as the ninth leading scorer of NBA history with 28,289 points annotated.
Different. Only. charismatic and skilled in equal parts. Carmelo Anthony’s career has been, on an individual level, one of the most prolific of the last two decades. Since he came to the NBA in 2003to some Nuggets who were crying out for someone to change their course, to give meaning to a franchise that had not quite found its leaderhis impact has gone beyond the field.
Hundreds of thousands of children have seen an idol in Carmelo, a mirror in which to reflect on a professional level. 10 times chosen for him all starselected, and deservedly, among the 75 Greatest Players in NBA History, Melo It was a before and after in the best basketball league in the world. He announced his withdrawal through his social networks.
Even before entering the league, he was known in the country. The university championship obtained with syracuse in 2003, months before hearing his name in the Draft, he made him go around the world. From that moment on it could be seen that he would not be like the rest, that his talent on the track was indefensible and that he had the aura of a star that was so difficult to see.
Was eight seasons at the Denver Nuggets. The duo formed with Allen Iverson f.how spectacular She left her mark in Colorado. Considered by many one of the best players of the franchise’s history. He changed his game and found the best version of him in New York, where he arrived in 2011 to the knicks. There, he was third in the vote for the MVP of the NBA in the 2012/13. Sseven seasons then he went to Portlandwhere he spent two years.
A remarkable phase of his career was in Oklahomawhere he formed a large trident with Russell Westbrook and Paul George. Subsequently, he spent a campaign in lakers and another in houstonwhere he had more irregularities than good minutes.
Carmelo leaves basketball as a legend, a player who changed the way we see the sport and a star like few others in the last century. He finished 6 times in the best five in the NBA, the ForeverMelo promoting cannot be more successful.
Outside the American borders, Carmelo has achieved three Olympic golds (2008, 2012, 2016) and a bronze (Athens 2004). player with more olympic medals in all history.