Mile High Magic: How Carmelo Anthony Ranks with Denver’s Greatest Athletes

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Mile High Magic: How Carmelo Anthony Ranks with Denver’s Greatest Athletes
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Make no mistake, Carmelo Anthony is one of the most gifted athletes in the NBA today.

His ability to shoot the ball goes almost unmatched, as scoring has always been Melo’s strong suit. Year after year he’s in the top-10 in points per game, and Anthony has shown he is comfortable making the clutch last-second shot to win contests as well.

And while no one doubts that Melo is smooth when it comes to scoring, his all-around game has been questioned before by the likes of Charles Barkley and others.

At 6’8” Melo should be a dominating rebounder, but he only grabs just over six per game. His passing has improved, but he still only averages three assists per contest. And his defense, well, is arguably non-existent.

So, while Anthony might be the talk of the NBA and the American sporting world right now—let’s take a look back and see where he compares to other amazing athletes that played in Denver before him.

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