Carmelo Anthony's Hall of Fame resume has received another boost, with the 10-time All-Star moving into the top-10 on the all-time scoring list.
Anthony jumped Elvin Hayes on a made 3-pointer during the second quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers road game against the Atlanta Hawks. The play was vintage Melo, with the 36-year-old isolating Danilo Gallinari on the right wing before rising up and drilling the shot through contact.
First ballot. pic.twitter.com/B6sGr7kSQl- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) May 4, 2021
Enjoying the moment, Anthony would acknowledge the limited crowd by raising both arms in the air and slowly walking to the free-throw line. The 3-point make moved Anthony to 27,314 career points, with Moses Malone sitting in ninth on the list with 27,409.
Congrats to @carmeloanthony of the @trailblazers for moving up to 10th on the all-time SCORING list! pic.twitter.com/QhkseJruHe- NBA (@NBA) May 4, 2021
Reaching the milestone once seemed unlikely, with the Houston Rockets waiving Anthony after just 10 games to begin the 2018-19 season. Spending a year on the outer, the Trail Blazers offered Anthony a career lifeline during the 2019-20 season. Coming into tonight, Anthony has averaged 14.5 points per game across 121 appearances with the franchise, providing added scoring punch to a high-powered offence.
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