Last night, Carmelo Anthony passed Patrick Ewing to move into 21st on the NBA’s all-time leading scorers list.
At 33 years old, Carmelo Anthony has played with three teams: Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks and this year he teamed up with Russel Westbrook and Paul George at Oklahoma City Thunders. His 14 years in the NBA is certainly an eventful career and one that would be called a good one especially as he continues to lead teams as a prolific scorer. Recently, the 10x NBA All-Star has achieved another milestone and has passed another all-time great player in Patrick Ewing in the all-time scoring leader in the NBA.
Patrick Ewing has 24,815 total points in his career while Carmelo now has 24,829 and counting. The season is still young and looks like by the end of his career, Melo could potentially go up as high as top 10 but this year he might be able to already go as high at 18th place.
While this individual achievement seems to be very achievable for Melo, there is one thing that he, Patrick Ewing, including Karl Malone (2nd on the all-time scoring list) would probably not achieve and that’s to win an NBA championship.
These great players would have probably won championships but unfortunately, they existed before another great player. The likes of Michael Jordan and LeBron James and this year it would be no different as OKC are faced with other super team rivals in the west that put their chances of winning the championship from slim to none.