Carmelo Anthony Officially Retires From Basketball

Carmelo Anthony is calling it a career.

BYAlexander Cole
Carmelo Anthony Officially Retires From Basketball

Carmelo Anthony is a player that NBA fans have always loved. Overall, he was known as a guy who could score like no one else. Although he never won an NBA title, he had a lot of success at the Olympics. Moreover, he always had praise from his peers, who knew just how good his game was. He will certainly be headed to the Basketball Hall of Fame, where he will take his place among the best to ever play the game. When it comes to the game's best scorers, Carmelo certainly has to be near the top of your list.

That said, Melo struggled to find playing time in his last few years in the league. Although he found his stride with the Portland Trail Blazers, he ended up with the Los Angeles Lakers for a season. After last year's failures, Carmelo Anthony was unable to find an NBA team. There weren't many spots for him around the league, and in the end, he was never able to get another chance. Subsequently, he has decided to call it a career. This information comes from Shams Charania of The Athletic, who reported on Melo's decision this morning.

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Carmelo Anthony Is Done

Additionally, Carmelo Anthony made his very own video about his retirement. He posted this on Instagram, and as you can see, this is going to spark some strong emotions. Overall, he showcased various points in his career, while thanking his fans for everything. Simply put, it is clear that this was a hard decision for the future Hall of Famer. However, it seems like it was the right decision for himself and his family.

Melo is someone who will be remembered fondly by NBA fans. His time with the Denver Nuggets and subsequently the New York Knicks will live on forever. Although he never got a ring, there is no taking away from his accomplishments as a pure scorer. Let us know your favorite Carmelo Anthony moment, in the comments section down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the sports world.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.