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Carmelo Anthony: A Scoring Maestro Beyond Compare

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Carmelo Anthony’s scoring prowess has reignited debate after a passionate defense by his former teammate, Raymond Felton. In a tweet by ClutchPoints, Felton placed Anthony above some of the NBA’s all-time greats:

“@ClutchPoints Raymond Felton on how good of a scorer Carmelo Anthony was: ‘I don’t know nobody who’s better… I’m talking about Tracy McGrady, [Michael Jordan], Kobe [Bryant], LeBron [James]… Now, [Kevin Durant] can he score? Sure. … He scores easily for him to be 7 feet… [but] I’ve seen Melo score everywhere, bro. I haven’t seen KD just get somebody in the post and like, ‘I’m just gonna do you dirty and just post the whole game.'”

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Felton’s bold claim has sparked conversation about Anthony’s place among NBA scoring legends. Let’s delve deeper into Anthony’s offensive skillset, compare him to the players mentioned by Felton, and analyze the impact he had on the game.

A Well-Rounded Arsenal: Carmelo Anthony’s Scoring Prowess

Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star and the NBA’s 12th all-time leading scorer, possessed a diverse offensive skillset. He was a gifted scorer in the post, utilizing his strength and footwork to overpower defenders. He also had a silky-smooth jump shot, effective from mid-range and beyond the arc. Furthermore, his ability to create his own shot and attack the basket made him a constant threat on the offensive end.

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The list of players Felton mentioned includes some of the most prolific scorers in NBA history. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James are widely considered the best scorers of all time, each with unique strengths. Tracy McGrady possessed an incredible offensive arsenal, while Kevin Durant is a lights-out shooter with elite scoring efficiency.

While Anthony wasn’t quite as athletic as Jordan or Bryant, he made up for it with his size and strength. He couldn’t match LeBron’s all-around game, but his post moves were arguably more refined. Compared to McGrady, Anthony might not have had the same peak scoring average, but his consistency throughout his career was impressive. And while Durant is a more efficient scorer, Anthony’s ability to create his own shot was exceptional.

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