Carmelo Anthony of the Portland Trail Blazers has made it into the top 10 NBA scorers of all time.
The forward ended the duel with the Atlanta Hawks, which was lost 114: 123, with a total of 14 points – and 27,318 in his career. With that he overtook Elvin Hayes.
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“Top 10 in anything of all time is a special thing. I don’t want to take this moment for granted. I understand how big this moment is. It doesn’t seem real because I’m still at it, I’m still doing it” said Anthony.
The 36-year-old made it clear that he didn’t want to force it. “I wanted to let the game come my way. I felt good when I got into the game today and as you can see the decisive throw came early and I got off to a good start. That made it easier. I could breathe out and relax. “
Anthony can also overtake Malone
In recognition of the game, Anthony received the match ball from coach Terry Stotts in the locker room after the game. (The tables of the NBA)
“I told my teammates after the game that it was my insistence that I stayed true to myself. That’s why I am able to be in this position today,” said the NBA veteran.
Moses Malone is next on the all-time list with 27,409 points. If Anthony maintains his current scoring pace, he could also overtake the next NBA legend.
The top 10 best NBA scorers at a glance:
1st place: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38,387 points
2nd place: Karl Malone – 36,928 points
3rd place: LeBron James – 35,318 points
4th place: Kobe Bryant – 33,643 points
5th place: Michael Jordan – 32,292 points
6th place: Dirk Nowitzki – 31,560 points
7th place: Wilt Chamberlain – 31,419 points
8th place: Shaquille O’Neal – 28,596 points
9th place: Moses Malone – 27,409 points
10th place: Carmelo Anthony – 27,318 points