Carmelo Anthony led the Los Angeles Lakers to their first win of the 2021-22 NBA season Sunday in a 121-118 win against the Memphis Grizzlies – oh, and he also passed Moses Malone to become the ninth all-time leading scorer in NBA history.
“They gave me the game ball. They wanted me to give a speech … but I was too tired (laughs),” Anthony said after the game, via Lakers’ reporter Mike Trudell.
Anthony finished the game with a team-high 28 points on 10-15 shooting from the field and 6-8 shooting from three.
Grizzlies’ guard Ja Morant led all scorers with 40.
Anthony has a long way to go to catch up to Shaquille O’Neal’s eight-place 28,596 points; 1,173 points to be exact.
There are 79 games remaining in the season, which means that Anthony will have to average a minimum of 14.9 points to eclipse Shaq.