Carmelo Anthony announces he is retiring from NBA

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Carmelo Anthony, one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, has announced his retirement from the league after 19 seasons

Anthony was known for his offensive skills and silky jump shot, and he was a 10-time NBA All-Star

He was drafted third overall in the 2003 NBA Draft and played for several teams during his career, including the Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, and Portland Trail Blazers

Anthony announced his retirement in a video posted to social media, in which he bid farewell to the league and expressed excitement about the future

He thanked the people and places that helped make him who he is, but said that the time had come for him to say goodbye to the court and the game

Anthony's son, Kiyan, is also a talented basketball player, and Anthony said that his legacy would continue on through him

Anthony's retirement comes after he did not play in the NBA during the 2022-2023 season

His retirement announcement has been met with tributes from fans, fellow players, and others in the basketball world

Anthony's career highlights include a scoring title, six All-NBA selections, and a place on the NBA's 75th anniversary team

Overall, Anthony's retirement marks the end of a storied career for one of the NBA's most talented and exciting players