Carmelo Anthony
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Los Angeles Lakers newcomer Carmelo Anthony was one of the more notable scorers back in the day. It turns out that an advice from the NBA legend Michael Jordan helped Melo with his scoring.

The 37-year-old veteran revealed his conversation with the Chicago Bulls great in which MJ laid out how to easily average a high number of points based on simple math.

Via Nico Martinez of Fadeaway World:

“Say you average about 28, there’s an easy way to get it. He [Jordan] said, ‘break down 7 points a quarter. That’s 2-3 layups, 2-3 free throws. You get hot one quarter, you might have 11, 12, 13 (points) one quarter, now second quarter you can pace, you get your 14 (points) in two quarters.’

“So, I’m like, ‘that’s crazy’ and I’m thinking about that in the games. So, next season I have almost 30 (PPG).”

Full interview on Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast with Carmelo Anthony: