NBA legend Carmelo Anthony has officially announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 seasons on Monday.
Melo retires as the number nine scorer in league history.
He was also selected as one of the 75 greatest players in NBA history, was a 10-time All-Star, a scoring champion and a six-time All-NBA selection.
“Now the time has come for me to say goodbye … to the game that gave me purpose and pride,” Anthony said in a video.
Thank you #STAYME7O pic.twitter.com/4au8cOd13s
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) May 22, 2023
NBA players, coaches and teams from across the league are wishing him well:
A nightmare to defend and a pleasure to play with. Congratulations @carmeloanthony on an incredible career. You're a great player and an even better person. Enjoy this next chapter! pic.twitter.com/2WEQ91pyLY
— Jason Kidd (@RealJasonKidd) May 22, 2023
Much love brother @carmeloanthony #HallofFame #STAYME7O pic.twitter.com/poyduyG43W
— Jusuf Nurkić 🇧🇦 (@bosnianbeast27) May 22, 2023
Thank you for pushing me higher and congratulations on a legendary career 💪🏾🙌🏾 #STAYME7O @carmeloanthony pic.twitter.com/vk5700C6XD
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) May 22, 2023
Thank you @carmeloanthony for all you gave to the game. It truly was an honor to compete against you 🍷#STAYME7O pic.twitter.com/2Ne8YJSkSb
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) May 22, 2023
Congrats on your retirement @carmeloanthony ! I was in the tenth grade and I remember I was smiling the whole day 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/QVHBkUgoxd
— Josh Okogie (@CallMe_NonStop) May 22, 2023
congrats on a legendary career @carmeloanthony 🙏🏾 watching u from afar my whole life showed me what it’s supposed to look like✊🏽
— Paolo Banchero🇮🇹 (@Pp_doesit) May 22, 2023
Congrats on an incredible career, @carmeloanthony. Enjoy the next chapter! #STAYME7O pic.twitter.com/9kV2rRcP9O
— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) May 22, 2023
Congratulations @carmeloanthony 💪🏽
Top 10 scorer in hoops history.
Top 10 Denver Nugget.
3x Gold Medal Olympian.
Legendary Syracuse Orangeman.
Helluva career! pic.twitter.com/EcHX1ArZID
— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) May 22, 2023
“You’re one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen.”
LeBron, AD, and Rui share their congratulations to @carmeloanthony. pic.twitter.com/vfiU46TkJ0
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 22, 2023
Thank you for countless memories in Denver.
Congrats on a Hall of Fame career, @carmeloanthony pic.twitter.com/D4L8Y8Pa7g
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 22, 2023
My first NBA Jersey, I used to want cornrows so bad cuz Melo had em lol! One of the first legends to show me love. Salute to one of the realest! @carmeloanthony #STAYME7O pic.twitter.com/Ts6vZYWdRH
— Tyrese Haliburton (@TyHaliburton22) May 22, 2023
9th Leading Scorer in NBA History 🪣
10x NBA All-Star ⭐️
6x All-NBA Selection ✅
3x Olympic Gold Medalist 🏅
2012-13 NBA Scoring Champ 💪
Celebrating 7️⃣ | #STAYME7O pic.twitter.com/3l6RqGtuvA
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) May 22, 2023
Kevin Durant put up some hilarious memories with Carmelo on his Instagram story: