Carmelo Anthony Passes Robert Parish for 26th on NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

January 11th, 2017 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony moved up another notch on the NBA's all-time scoring list during his team's 98-97 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

ESPN Stats & Info noted he surpassed Boston Celtics great Robert Parish to move up to 26th on the list:

Anthony had 23,309 career points coming into Wednesday's game and found himself 25 behind Parish's 23,334. He surpassed that total in the third quarter of a 28-point performance.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the all-time leader with 38,387 points, while Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain round out the top five. It's a stretch to think the 32-year-old Anthony will reach that level anytime soon—if ever—but there are a number of notable names within sight in the coming seasons. shared a look at the players Anthony will pursue in the near future now that Parish is in the rearview mirror:

While Anthony has been the subject of criticism throughout his career because he doesn't have an NBA championship ring, he has done enough from a pr ...

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