How the sports world reacted on Twitter
Carmelo Anthony announced his retirement from the NBA on Monday via social networks after 19 seasons in the league.
THANKS #STAYME7O pic.twitter.com/4au8cOd13s
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) May 22, 2023
Anthony, 38, finished with the ninth-most points scored in league history. Originally selected by the Nuggets with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft, he spent nearly eight seasons in Denver and led the Nuggets to the playoffs in each of his first seven seasons.
His 13,970 points with the Nuggets are third in franchise history.
Here’s a look at how the sports world reacted to the announcement on Twitter:
Thank you for the countless memories in Denver.
Congratulations on a Hall of Fame career, @Carmelo Anthony pic.twitter.com/D4L8Y8Pa7g
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 22, 2023
Congratulations @Carmelo Anthony 💪🏽
Top 10 top scorers in hoop history.
Top 10 gems from Denver.
3x Olympic gold medalist.
Legendary Orangeman from Syracuse.
Holy career! pic.twitter.com/EcHX1ArZID
—George Karl (@CoachKarl22) May 22, 2023
One for the record books my brother! Cheer @Carmelo Anthony #StayMe7o pic.twitter.com/olk4t8eWCL
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 22, 2023
Congratulations, @Carmelo Anthony on an amazing career! 👏#STAYME7O pic.twitter.com/Z3GYLOE0dc
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) May 22, 2023
Thanks for the competition.
Congratulations on a fantastic career, @Carmelo Anthony 👏 pic.twitter.com/Rq6J34md2j
– Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 22, 2023
congratulations brother @Carmelo Anthony
— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) May 22, 2023
outside the property! @Carmelo Anthony https://t.co/lGo4bngZwi
— Damien Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) May 22, 2023
One of the REALISTIC SUPERSTARS to ever play the game!! Appreciate all you have done for the killa game @Carmelo Anthony 🏁 pic.twitter.com/oazPt9rf7J
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) May 22, 2023
For all you gave to the game ❤️
THANKS, @Carmelo Anthony! pic.twitter.com/ClktYsI4tu
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 22, 2023
A true LEGEND of the game #STAYME7O @Carmelo Anthony pic.twitter.com/8tcAPR5YCl
—Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) May 22, 2023
USA Basketball’s first male 4x Olympian, first male 4x medalist and first male player to win 3 Olympic gold medals.
You are etched in the history of basketball, @Carmelo Anthony 🇺🇸 #USABfamily pic.twitter.com/BBHoNIIjZ0
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) May 22, 2023
I swear I shed a tear🥺… The Legend game will miss you! Thank you @Carmelo Anthony #STAYME7O https://t.co/gAUXpVBiLl
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) May 22, 2023
Congratulations on an iconic career, @Carmelo Anthony 👌 pic.twitter.com/ctcI4F57TL
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) May 22, 2023
Sacred career. Cheer, @Carmelo Anthony https://t.co/XawYrkxHAU pic.twitter.com/QbuwL4dwRp
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) May 22, 2023
After 19 NBA seasons, Carmelo Anthony announces his retirement from basketball. 10-time All-Star, voted to the 75th Anniversary Team and one of the all-time leading scorers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 22, 2023
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