Carmelo Anthony officially announced his retirement from the NBA on Monday and shared his heartfelt feelings in a video.

In the nearly two-minute clip, Anthony bid farewell to the NBA and stressed that his son, Kiyan Anthony, will carry on his basketball legacy. In a poignant moment, he also publicly acknowledged his daughter for the first time.

“When people ask what I think my legacy is, it’s not my accomplishments on the court that come to mind, nor the awards or acclaim, because my story has always been about more than just basketball,” Anthony said in Video.

He then shared a photo of his daughter, Genesis, with Mia Burks. The camera then switched to a picture of his son Kiyan, who he shares with his ex-wife, actress La La Anthony.

He continued: “My inheritance, my son, is in you. I will carry on through you forever. ‘Cause it’s about time you carried that torch. So Ky, go after your dreams, let nothing hold you back, let nothing get in the way. My legacy lives on now and forever through you. And I will always be proud of what you do. Peace.”

Kiyan, who is expected to be inducted into the 2025 class, ranks an impressive 62nd in the country and has received offers from prestigious schools such as Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and of course his father’s alma mater, Syracuse.

He played his first and second seasons at Christ the King (New York) before deciding to transfer to the Long Island Lutheran (New York), a school that participates in the National Interscholastic Basketball Conference.

Additionally, Christ The King has a long history of training exceptional basketball players, including household names such as Jayson Williams, Lamar Odom, Speedy Claxton and Tina Charles.

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