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Carmelo Anthony has reached another milestone, passing Hakeem Olajuwon for 11th on the all-time scoring list. The 10x All-Star put up 26 points & 5 assists in Minnesota on Saturday to help Portland get the victory. Melo said after the win that the countless hours he’s dedicated to the game are what gives him supreme confidence to keep going.

(Via Portland Trail Blazers):

 “I’ve never lost confidence in myself, I’ve given this game too much to lose any type of confidence out there. I believe in myself if nobody else believes in me and that’s key, the main thing is believing in yourself. That’s where I’m at now and I believe in myself, I believe in my ability, my skill level, my talent, my knowledge for the game of basketball, but also my love for the game of basketball. When you have all of that in one, nobody can take that joy away.”