Carmelo Anthony Named to Elite NBA Greatest Players List

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

 

New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony may only be 31 years old, but that hasn’t stopped him from already being recognized as one of the best players in the history of the NBA. Currently in the midst of his 13th season in the league, the “kid from Red Hook” was just named the 59th best player ever to compete in the Association by ESPN’s All-Time ranking.

The mother ship’s list, compiled and voted on by an expert panel at ESPN takes into consideration “both peak performance and career value”. It also gave us this little factoid about ‘Melo:

Carmelo Anthony is “of the 13 players in NBA history to average at least 25 points for their career.”

He was joined on the list by other Knicks legends’ in Earl Monroe (#60), Bernard King (#54), Bob McAdoo (#52).With one of the smoothest midrange jumpers in the world and with a budding star in Kristaps Porzingis emerging, Anthony should be able to move farther down that list before it’s all said and done.