Carmelo Anthony announces his retirement from the NBA after 19 seasons and what a way to say sending a message of encouragement to his son, 16 year old, Kiyan.

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It was a slam dunk career for Carmelo and it all began at Syracuse University when he led the Orange to their only NCAA Division I Men's basketball championship in 2003. After the victory, Anthony was named the MVP of the tournament and the Most Outstanding Player of the game.

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After one year with the Cuse, he decided to test the NBA waters and was drafted by the Denver Nuggets. The 10-time NBA All Star played for the Nuggets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers (along with other teams) before calling time out on Monday, May 22nd.

He never got the NBA championship ring that many of us thought that he would get but he went out with class. He didn't make his goodbye about him but about his son, Kiyan and their legacy. His goodbye video message reflected on his career.

He talks about the days when he had nothing but a ball on the court and a dream of something more. He said it's a "bittersweet" moment and he's excited for what's ahead. He shared a photo of a young girl (believed to be his daughter) and a picture of Kiyan.

Kiyan is a budding basketball star (no surprise) and has received over 10 Division I offers including Syracuse.  Carmelo sent him a message that "the time has come for you to carry this torch, chase your dreams. Let nothing hold you back. Let nothing intervene." This is one classy goodbye video.

Carmelo Anthony Announces Retirement From The NBA

WOW! I don't know about you but I have goosebumps on my arms, what about you? Thank you, Carmelo for the memories both on and off the basketball court. As Carmelo looks forward, let's look back 20 years ago when he help to lead Syracuse to their first NCAA Men's Basketball title.

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