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Carmelo Anthony says he’s retiring from the NBA after 19 seasons

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Drafted third overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Nuggets, Melo retires as the league’s ninth all-time leading scorer.

DENVER — Longtime Denver Nugget Carmelo Anthony announced his retirement Monday from the NBA after 19 seasons, saying in a social media video that “the time has come for me to say goodbye.”

Anthony was drafted third overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Nuggets. Anthony played parts of eight seasons in Denver before being traded to the New York Knicks in 2011. He also played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers.

Anthony, who will turn 39 this week, leaves the NBA as the league’s ninth…

2023-05-22 08:55:27

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