Carmelo Anthony, one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers, has announced his retirement from basketball at the age of 38. Throughout his 19-year career, Anthony achieved numerous accolades, including 10 NBA All-Star selections, six All-NBA team honors, a scoring title, and a place on the NBA’s 75th anniversary team. He currently ranks ninth on the all-time scoring list with 28,289 career points.
Anthony’s basketball journey began in college when he led Syracuse University to its first national men’s basketball title as a freshman. In the NBA, he played for several teams, including the Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Anthony’s impact extended beyond the NBA, as he represented Team USA and won three Olympic gold medals (in 2008, 2012, and 2016) and one bronze medal in 2004.
In his retirement announcement, Anthony expressed gratitude to the communities, fans, and cities that supported him throughout his career. He described basketball as his outlet and expressed excitement about the future ahead.
While basketball played a significant role in Anthony’s life, he has also ventured into the winemaking industry. His interest in wine began during his early years in the NBA, and over time, he developed a deep appreciation for different wines and their quality. Anthony aims to build a legacy in the wine industry, extending his influence beyond the basketball court.
As Carmelo Anthony embarks on the next chapter of his life, he leaves behind a remarkable basketball legacy and looks forward to making an impact in the world of wine.