Carmelo Anthony announces his retirement after 19 NBA seasons


Former Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony officially announced his retirement Monday after 19 seasons in the NBA.

Anthony spent two of those seasons, the 2019-20 and ’20-’21 campaigns, with the Trail Blazers, signing with the team as a free agent early in the 2019 season.

He played 127 total games with Portland, averaging 14.3 points a game.

His final NBA season came with the Lakers in 2021-22. He went unsigned this past season, and now makes his retirement official.

Anthony was the No. 3 overall pick of the Denver Nuggets in the 2003 NBA Draft after leading Syracuse to a national championship in his lone freshman season.

He was named one of the 75 greatest players in NBA history and is the ninth leading scorer all-time with 28,289 points scored.

Anthony was named to 10 All-Star teams and six All-NBA teams.

He turns 39 years old on May 29th.