George Karl on Carmelo Anthony: “He is one of the best players the Denver Nuggets ever had”

Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony smiles while talking with coach George Karl during a Mavericks free throw attempt in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals Saturday, May 9, 2009, in Dallas. Denver won 106-105. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

George Karl praised NBA All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony, calling him “one of the best players the Denver Nuggets ever had”.

Karl called out the Nuggets for leaving Anthony out of their All-Time list.

“Carmelo is one of the best scorers in the history of the game. He is one of the best players the Denver Nuggets ever had. His jersey should hang in the rafters in Denver. And he should be celebrated in the Hall of Fame when he is done. Debate everything else,” the legendary coach tweeted.

Anthony was selected third overall by the Nuggets in the 2003 NBA Draft. He remained with the team until 2011 and made the Nuggets a title contender.

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Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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