Carmelo Anthony announces his retirement

Carmelo Anthony has announced his official retirement. He announced it with a video posted on Twitter. Carmelo Anthony retires from basketball after 19 seasons in the NBA, was a 10-time All-Star and leading scorer in 2012/13.

Carmelo Anthony also featured prominently with Team USA winning three gold medals in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

Carmelo Anthony landed in the NBA in 2003, the same year as LeBron James. After starting his career in Denver, Carmelo arrives at the Knicks, the team that has most marked his career.

After the Knicks Anthony moved to OKC, played only 10 games with the Rockets, and left the league for a year to then return with Portland and then with the Lakers playing with LeBron.

Last year, at the All-Star Game in Cleveland, he was included in the 75 greatest players ever, a huge recognition also the result of the 28,289 points that put him in 9th place overall among the most prolific scorers in NBA history. Today, more than a year after his last game on the field, Carmelo Anthony formalizes his farewell to basketball.