On the same day that the Denver Nuggets punched their ticket to their first NBA Finals, one former franchise player announced that he was calling it a career.
Carmelo Anthony last stepped foot on an NBA court last season as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. After a year away from the game, Melo took to social media to announce that his 19-year professional basketball career was ending. A vital part of an iconic draft class that included LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Anthony played for six NBA franchises over the course of his career, most notably the Nuggets and the New York Knicks. A 10-time All-Star and six-time All-NBA player, Melo was a walking bucket and retires as the ninth leading scorer in NBA history. While he did lead Syracuse to a national championship, he was never able to win a chip in the Association. Still, he is a first-ballot Hall of Famer whose No. 15 will someday hang in the rafters of Ball Arena, even if he will have to share that honor with another Denver legend.
Which brings us to today’s quiz of the day. In the history of the NBA, 42 players have made 10 or more All-Star Games over the course of their careers, including Melo. So with that in mind, how many of those 42 players can you name in six minutes?