Carmelo Anthony Passes Clyde Drexler on All-Time Scoring List

Carmelo Anthony continues to move up the NBA’s all-time scoring list. His latest victim: Hall of Fame shooting guard Clyde Drexler.


Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no subjectivity in acknowledging that Carmelo Anthony is one of the most gifted scorers in NBA history. There have always been holes in his game, but he’s as polished a player as you’ll find on the all-time spectrum when it comes to putting points on the board.

Anthony continues to silence the remaining skeptics by ascending the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Anthony has achieved significant movement on the all-time scoring list during the 2015-16 NBA regular season. After recently cracking the Top 30, he entered the 20s by surpassing one of the greatest wing players to ever grace the hardwood.

With an explosive first half against the Suns, Anthony moved past Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets legend Clyde Drexler for sole possession of the No. 29 spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Anthony continues to solidify his place as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history.

Anthony is on pace to average at least 20 points per game for the 13th consecutive season. He’s well beyond 22,000 points for his career, and has progressively increased his 2015-16 scoring average as he’s regained strength in his surgically repaired knee.

Anthony may not be in contention for a second career scoring title, but he’s developing into a far more complete player than he used to be.

Anthony entered the game against Phoenix with a career-best average of 4.2 assists per game. This would be the first time in his 13-year career that he’s eclipsed 4.0 assists per contest, which is capturing the imagination of those who ponder how Anthony would fare with another star working alongside him.

When all else fails, feats like this remind fans that Anthony can score at virtual will.

A Top 30 all-time ranking in career points scored is evidence enough.