Carmelo Anthony has another accolade to add to his incredible resume.
Two Olympic gold medals. An NCAA National Championship. Being the most outstanding player in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. Second team All-American in college. Big East Champion.
And now, Carmelo Anthony is the 2013 NBA scoring champion. Anthony did not play in the New York Knicks’ 98-92 regular season finale win over the Atlanta Hawks, and with Kevin Durant not playing for the Thunder tonight, Anthony has secured the title. It is Carmelo’s first NBA scoring title, as he averaged 28.7 points per game this season. He is the first Knick in 28 years to win the scoring title since Bernard King did it scoring 32.9 points a game back in 1985. Anthony is only the second player in four years to win the scoring title, with Kevin Durant winning the honor the previous three seasons.
This is a great honor for Carmelo to take home, especially considering the amount of individual talent in today’s NBA. He is one of the hardest players to guard in the planet, and he really showed it this season. While some of Carmelo’s critics would say he is a ball hog who stops possessions when he touches the ball, it is difficult to argue against Anthony’s game this season. The Knicks are the two seed in the playoffs behind only the Miami Heat, and have won the Atlantic Division this season. For those that want to argue against success and winning, by all means go for it.
Congratulations to Carmelo Anthony, a true Orangeman on his first scoring title.