Carmelo Anthony Reveals Where He Wants To End Career
Carmelo Anthony revealed where he wants to end his career this week.
After getting a second-chance in the NBA thanks to the opportunity afforded to him by the Portland Trail Blazers, Anthony wants to end his career with the franchise.
Over the course of his time in the league Anthony has played for the Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets.
Despite his experiences with all those franchises, it is Portland where he wants to play his final games.
Speaking to the Portland Tribune recently, Anthony was effusive in his praise for the Blazers organization.
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“I would love to stay,” he said.
“I feel like this is the place for me to end my career. It could have happened earlier, but it didn’t. Now, where I’m at in my life and my career — this is where I want to retire.”
Anthony also had nothing but positive things to say about Portland’s two stars, Dame Lillard and CJ McCollum.
“Me and ‘Dame’ have always talked,” Anthony added.
“CJ and I worked out together in the summers (in L.A.). I always stayed connected and in tune with what was going on in Portland.”
Lillard, in particular, leaves Anthony in awe on a seemingly regular basis.
“It’s incredible,” he said.
“When I’m out there on the court with him, I’m in awe. I’ve never played with anybody who can do what he does, who can score as easy as he can, who can take over a game like he does.
“I’m the one who’s used to doing those things. When you have a guy on your wing like that, it makes the game fun, to know I have somebody who I can go into the trenches with. We have the same mind-set in terms of having faith and believing and knowing there is never a bad situation we can’t get out of.”
Based on the relationship Anthony and the Blazers have developed in their short time together, it seems like a safe bet that he will be welcomed back next season should he choose to return.