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Carmelo Anthony becomes 18th NBA player to score 26,000 career points

From NBA.com Staff

Jan 17, 2020 10:28 PM ET

 

Carmelo Anthony - and his many fans - didn't want to see his career end after that ignominious 10-game stint with the Rockets. The abrupt exit left a poor taste after so much success.

His return took a calendar year, but the longer this stint with the Trail Blazers stretches, the more 'Melo has been able to cement his legacy as one of the league's greatest offensive players. With a first-quarter free throw on Friday against the Mavericks, Anthony reached 26,000 career points, becoming just the 18th player to do so.

Anthony entered the game averaging 16.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, shooting 39.6% from 3-point range and 44.1% overall in 31.9 minutes.

NBA All-Time Scoring Leaders
RankPlayerPTS
1.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar38,387
2.Karl Malone36,928
3.Kobe Bryant33,643
4.LeBron James*33,532
5.Michael Jordan32,292
6.Dirk Nowitzki31,560
7.Wilt Chamberlain31,419
8.Shaquille O'Neal28,596
9.Moses Malone27,409
10.Elvin Hayes27,313
11.Hakeem Olajuwon26,946
12.Oscar Robertson26,710
13.Dominique Wilkins26,668
14.Tim Duncan26,496
15.Paul Pierce26,397
16.John Havlicek26,395
17.Kevin Garnett26,071
18.Carmelo Anthony26,000 + Counting
   
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