Portland Trail Blazers: Lillard says Carmelo Anthony is a Hall of Famer

Damian Lillard says Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony is a Hall of Famer. As a 10-time All-Star with gold medals and 6 All-NBA nods, we agree.

Carmelo Anthony has hit three massive shots for the Portland Trail Blazers in clutch time in Orlando. He may be 36-years-old, but Melo still has that special something to contribute on an NBA court.

After his clutch three-pointer helped seal the exciting win over the Houston Rockets yesterday, teammate Damian Lillard was quick to exclaim that Melo is a hall of famer. With his impressive resume and his legendary status as one of the greatest scorers of all-time, Dame is right.

If you need a second opinion, check his resume.

Blazers leader Dame and ex-teammate, Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook were both quoted doubling down on Melo’s hall of fame credentials.

Lillard – I find it real funny and disrespectful how people speak on him. He’s a Hall of Famer.

Westbrook – Melo is a Hall of Famer, man, He’s an unbelievable teammate. It’s always good to see him do well, play well. He belongs in this league. He’s shown that time in and time out.

For Melo to still be a big part of an NBA rotation in his 17th year, at 36-years-old, is impressive. He recently spent a year out of the league after a disastrous ten games with the Rockets saw him cut from the team in the 2018/19 season. After criticism from media and fans alike, Neil Olshey plucked him from the NBA scrapheap in November 2019, and he has performed credibly throughout the regular season.

He has done everything that has been asked of him this season, and in two of the last three games, he made massive plays down the stretch.

In the win over the Memphis Grizzlies, he hit a three-pointer with 1:23 on the clock to give the Blazers a one-point lead and then hit another one to provide them with a two-point lead with just 37 seconds on the clock.

The shot against the Rockets was even more significant. Up by five with 54 seconds on the clock, he iced the game with a massive above-the-break three.

Melo is one of the best shot makers ever to play this game. The Hall of Fame is a mere formality now.