Another Portland Trail Blazers game, another career milestone for Future Hall-of-Famer Carmelo Anthony.
The ten-time NBA All-Star surpassed NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon on the NBA all-time leading scoring list for eleventh place. The Houston Rockets center finished his career with 26,946 points.
Entering Saturday's contest, Melo needed just 18 points to surpass Olajuwon on the all-time scoring list. He passed that threshold with a pullup jump shot with 9:46 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Next up for Melo is the Big E, Elvin Hayes who scored 27,409 career points.
The Blazers sixth-man surpassed Oscar Robertson on February 9th to enter into 12th place.
After moving into 12th place, Melo said there was not anyone, in particular, he was excited to surpass but pointed out he cannot wait to be in the top-ten.
“Whoever is next. Two more to crack that top 10. That makes it fun," said Carmelo.
Here's a glance of the NBA all-time scoring list:
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387)
- Karl Malone (36,928)
- LeBron James (34,792)
- Kobe Bryant (33,643)
- Michael Jordan (32,292)
- Dirk Nowitzki (31,560)
- Wilt Chamberlain (31,419)
- Shaquille O'Neal (28,596)
- Moses Malone (27,409)
- Elvin Hayes (27,313)
- Carmelo Anthony (26,947+)
- Hakeem Olajuwon (26,946)
- Oscar Robertson (26,710)
- Dominique Wilkins (26,668)
Congrats to Melo!