Despite being 35-years-old, Carmelo Anthony is not thinking about retirement once he finishes this season. Last season in which he played just 10 games actually helped Melo rest his body.
“I feel good. Just because I’m 35 years old and I’m supposed to be, you know, the book says you’re supposed to be about to retire around this time? Like — like, no, I’ve always been against all odds. … I just had a year off. … I had a year off restin’ my body,” Anthony said, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN.
“The most important part about that is I rested my mind right. I got my mind right. And I don’t think people understand how strong that is. When you’re able to get your mind right, everything else flows.”
Anthony indeed appears to be in shape following his return to the NBA with the Blazers. He’s averaging 16.4 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per game and has recently been named the Western Conference Player of the Week.