Portland Trail Blazers forward and future Hall of Famer Carmelo Anthony passed Hakeem Olajuwon to take 11th place on the NBA’s All-Time Scoring List during the win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night. After the game, Anthony reflected on the honor, remarking on the contributions Olajuwon made to the modern game.
Anthony noted, “I’m just happy to be here, man. I’m still here. I’m still playing. I’m still going. I’m still enjoying the game. I’m still happy. That’s all that matters.”
Anthony hit the shot that put him over early in the fourth quarter. He contributed 26 points off the bench in the win over Minnesota, along with a key pass to teammate Derrick Jones Jr. at the end of the game to put it away for the Blazers, demonstrating his veteran IQ.
Anthony ended the night with 26,955 career points. Elvin Hayes is in the 10th slot with 27,313 points, leaving Anthony with 358 points to go.