CARMELO Anthony has called it a career after spending 19 years in the NBA — and fans seem to be thinking the same thing.
The 10-time NBA All-Star — who hasn’t played in the league since 2021— announced his retirement on Monday.
Anthony’s update came through social media as he shared a video montage of career moments, writing “Thank you” on Twitter.
In the clip, the 38-year-old would say: “Now the time has come for me to say goodbye … to the game that gave me purpose and pride.”
However, fans thought that the former New York Knicks star was already retired.
One fan said: “Found out today that Carmelo Anthony hadn’t already retired.”
Another wrote: “Idk why I thought he retired already.”
A third commented: “I didn’t know he was still playing.”
And a fourth added: “He’s been retired [laughing emojis].”
Anthony last played with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2021-2021 season, averaging 13.3 points per game.
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The small forward was originally drafted No. 3 overall by the Denver Nuggets in 2003.
He averaged 22.5 points in his 19 seasons with seven of his 10 All-Star seasons coming with the Knicks.
Carmelo also played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and played with LeBron James and the Lakers for his final season.
In 2022, he was left unsigned and his retirement is now official.
The Syracuse product is ninth in NBA history with 28, 289 career points.
And he’s also a three-time Olympic gold medalist.
Carmelo co-parents his son, Kiyan, with his ex-wife, actress La La Anthony, who filed for divorce last June.
During his retirement post, Anthony would “pass the torch” to Kiyan, who’s beginning his basketball journey.
“My legacy now and forever lives on through you.”
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