On Monday evening, the Trail Blazers visited the Hawks in Atlanta, and while the game is still going on between two superstar point guards Damian Lillard and Trae young, history has already been made.
Carmelo Anthony, a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, added to his lengthy resume on Monday night in Atlanta. The forward out of Syracuse joined a special list that only ten players can say they are a part of in the history of the NBA.
Congrats to @carmeloanthony of the @trailblazers for moving up to 10th on the all-time SCORING list! pic.twitter.com/QhkseJruHe
— NBA (@NBA) May 4, 2021
Anthony, also known as MELO, is now in the top ten in NBA history in points.
Anthony finished the night with 14 points overall — and 27,318 for his career — as Portland fell to Atlanta 123-114.
Congratulations, @Carmeloanthony! pic.twitter.com/C1YJshMCfM
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) May 4, 2021
In the locker room afterward, coach Terry Stotts presented Anthony the game ball.