Even at 36, 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony continues to do his thing for the Portland Trail Blazers. Having resurrected his career in the Pacific Northwest, the former Denver Nuggets’ top-three pick plays an important role for what could be a playoff team.

He also reached heights shortly before he could hardly have imagined. In fact, only nine players in NBA history have scored more points than Anthony.

Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks, Melo passed great Elvin Hayes for 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scorecard. He made it fashionable with that And-1 beyond the three-dot line against Hawks forward Danilo Gallinari.