Carmelo Anthony Announces His Retirement From The NBA
Carmelo Anthony is retiring from the NBA after a 19-year career. He made it official in a video posted to Instagram on Monday: “Now the time has come for me to say goodbye… to the game that gave me purpose and pride”.
Anthony joined the NBA as part of the legendary 2003 draft class that included LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. He ranks 9th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, and had 14 seasons averaging 20 or more points per game. While he never played in an NBA Finals, Anthony won a national championship at Syracuse and won three Olympic gold medals in 2008, 2012, and 2016. His last NBA action came in the 2021-22 season with the Lakers.