Carmelo Anthony Passes Kevin Garnett on the All-Time Scoring List

Carmelo Anthony with the US Men's basketball team in 2016. Photo by Heuler Andrey/AGIF/REX/Shutterstock (5837242v)

Although Carmelo Anthony scored just six points in Portland Trail Blazers’ 125-112 win over Houston Rockets, that was still enough for the 35-year-old to continue writing his name into NBA history books. With these six points, all of which were scored in the first half, Anthony reached 26,072 career points and moved to the on the all-time scoring list.

Anthony jumped from the 18th spot to No.17 and passed Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett, who has 26,071 career points.

Considering that Anthony is currently averaging 15.8 points per game, there is a big chance that he will continue his climb on the all-time list and get to No.14, where San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan sits with 26,496. In order to move to the top 10 and get ahead of Elvin Hayes, however, Melo needs 1,300 more points.

After sitting out the majority of the past season, and not having a club at the start of 2019/20, Carmelo Anthony signed a deal with Portland Trail Blazers. It turned out to be a move that benefited both sides, as Blazers started winning after a shaky start of the season, while Anthony became a productive NBA player once again.

Anthony is enjoying his time in Portland, and recently said he would like to finish his career there.

“I would love to stay,” said Anthony. “I feel like this is the place for me to end my career. It could have happened earlier, but it didn’t. Now, where I’m at in my life and my career — this is where I want to retire.”