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NBA News: Carmelo Anthony Surpasses Larry Bird In All-Time NBA Scorers List

NBA News: Carmelo Anthony Surpasses Larry Bird In All-Time NBA Scorers List
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NBA News: Carmelo Anthony Surpasses Larry Bird In All-Time NBA Scorers List

Two free throws took Carmelo Anthony ahead of Larry Bird in the all-time scorers’ list in the NBA during the Knicks’ win over Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

Two free throws took Carmelo Anthony ahead of Larry Bird in the all-time scorers’ list in the NBA during the Knicks’ win over Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Anthony is now 36th on the list.

Melo has notched up 27,793 points, leapfrogging legendary Bird’s 27,791. Bird was slowed down by back injuries in the later stages of his 13-year career and retired in 1992. Anthony, too, is in his 13th NBA season. He is now 20 points behind Gary Payton, who is 35th on the all-time list.

Anthony took 20 games less than Bird to reach the figures. Seven of the players among the 35 ahead of Melo are still pursuing their careers. Twenty-five are Hall of Famers in the NBA.

“I am still going on. I have a long way to go,” Anthony said in an interview.

The New York Knicks star averages slightly higher than Bird, 25 compared to Bird’s 24.3. Bird leads in rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game. But Melo has never appeared in an NBA final. Most of the times, the former Boston Celtics forward had to lead his team without any significant support.

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