After a career spanning 19 seasons, Carmelo Anthony has shocked the basketball world by announcing his retirement from the NBA. In addition, the 38-year-old basketball great has given his 16-year-old son Kiyan the “torch” to carry on his legacy.
Anthony shared a little video with his followers on social media on Monday morning. Anthony recalled his 19 years in the league in the video. He said he was forever grateful to the people and places that helped him during his career.
CNN reports that Melo’s decision to leave the NBA comes after the 38-year-old made 10 NBA All-Star appearances. Additionally, he is ranked tenth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list thanks to his scoring record of 28,289 points.
Anthony has also represented six NBA clubs, including the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, and Denver Nuggets. He even has three Olympic gold medals to his name. – Steve Sijenyi