Carmelo Anthony eyeing NBA return? Former Knicks, Lakers star reveals surprise NBA team tried signing superstar  – FirstSportz

On May 22, 2023, carmel Anthony, a ten-time NBA All-Star, announced his retirement after playing 19 seasons in the NBA. He is widely considered one of the greatest scorers in NBA history.

Carmelo has been involved in new ventures after his retirement. He will collaborate with Joel Martinez (The Kid Mero) will co-host the next release “7:00 p.m. in Brooklyn.” The show will premiere its first episode on Thursday. It has captivated audiences by providing a teaser clip that hinted at what to expect on launch day.

During the discussion, the topic turned to his contemplation of returning to basketball after his retirement. Kid Mero asked if Melo had received any calls from the teams. This is what he said:

China. The Pelicans also called. That jersey would’ve been, hide that jersey, hide that.

Carmelo Anthony via the 7pm podcast in Brooklyn

Given his popularity, opting for China could have resulted in a lucrative salary, but imagining Melo in a New Orleans jersey also remains intriguing. In 1,260 games played, he maintained an average of 22.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

Carmelo Statistics in perspective

Anthony showed versatility playing the small forward position and showing proficiency as a power forward. Notably, he shares the NBA record for the second-most points scored in a single quarter, racking up an impressive 33 points. Additionally, he holds the New York Knicks franchise scoring record in a single game with 62 points.

During his tenure with the Denver Nuggets, he consistently guided them to the playoffs from 2004 to 2010. It even culminated in their first conference finals appearance since 1985 in the 2009 season. Additionally, Anthony boasts an Olympic recordhaving represented the United States national team four times, winning three gold medals and one bronze.

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Carmelo Anthony (via X)

Anthony has played for six teams, including the Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers. He is set to be eligible for the 2026 Basketball Hall of Fame.

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