Carmelo Anthony moves into 9th all-time in scoring

Melo Passes Moses Malone on NBA All-Time Scoring List

In just his third game as a Los Angeles Laker, Carmelo Anthony went off for 28 points; each one of them needed by the Lakers to squeeze out a three-point victory over a scrappy, young Grizzlies team.

During this tight contest, Melo passed Moses Malone on the all-time scoring list. He now finds himself ninth in the history of the association with 27,423 points.

Anthony said all the right things after the game, declining the opportunity to make a speech – much to the chagrin of his Lakers teammates.

NBA All-Time Leading Scorers as of Oct. 25th

1Kareem Abdul-Jabbar38,387
2Karl Malone36,928
3LeBron James35,445
4Kobe Bryant33,643
5Michael Jordan32,292
6Dirk Nowitzki31,560
7Wilt Chamberlain31,419
8Shaquille O’Neal28,596
9Carmelo Anthony27,423
10Moses Malone27,409

Watch the highlights from Anthony’s 28-point performance against Memphis:

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