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

From NBA.com Staff

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
Rank Player PTS
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387
2. Karl Malone 36,928
3. Kobe Bryant 33,643
4. LeBron James* 33,532
5. Michael Jordan 32,292
6. Dirk Nowitzki 31,560
7. Wilt Chamberlain 31,419
8. Shaquille O’Neal 28,596
9. Moses Malone 27,409
10. Elvin Hayes 27,313
11. Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
12. Oscar Robertson 26,710
13. Dominique Wilkins 26,668
14. Tim Duncan 26,496
15. Paul Pierce 26,397
16. John Havlicek 26,395
17. Kevin Garnett 26,071
18. Carmelo Anthony 26,000 + Counting
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