It appears Carmelo Anthony is proving that he can still ball. After getting signed by the Portland Trail Blazers, the 35-year-old entered the NBA scoring books by becoming the 18th all-time scorer in league history. Making the achievement sweeter was doing it with his family watching.

Lala Anthony made sure that their son would be part of the historic achievement. During a timeout, a video showing Mrs. Anthony talking to their son Kiyan was spotted. When Melo saw his son on his wife's phone, the 10-time All-Star saluted their son, TMZ Sports reported.

Anthony finished with a game-high 25 points and eight rebounds in their 117-94 rout of the Chicago Bulls. It was the fourth game for the 2013 NBA scoring champion against the same team where he was traded back in January 2019. The Bulls waived Anthony last February.

In 2014, Anthony almost signed with the Chicago Bulls via free agency. He elected to re-sign with the Knicks instead.

"He misses his dad a lot. I was filming up the block, so I came here and just wanted my son to feel like he was a part of the moment. I FaceTimed him so he could see his dad, and he just was excited because his dad had such a great game tonight," said Lala Anthony to ESPN.

The performance allowed Anthony to surpass Alex English in the NBA All-Time scoring list. But the real drama of it all was that special moment he had with his son.

The win allowed the Blazers to improve to 6-12, the same records as the Bulls. In four games, Anthony has averaged 16.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.

For the Blazers, it was a sigh of relief as well. Prior to the victory, Portland has lost four-straight games. In their head-to-head with the Bulls, the Blazers have now extended their winning streak to six games.

Now, the Blazers are hoping that this breakout performance by Anthony can help him get back into the groove of things. He feels that the performance will help boost the 3rd overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft's confidence moving forward.

"This was his fourth game and he had a lot of the same looks that he had against Cleveland, we know he is capable of making those. He needed a night like this. The first three games he had a lot of the same looks and he had his rhythm. More than anything else, I think it’s a boost for him obviously, but moving forward, I think that gives everybody confidence," said Stotts.

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The LA Lakers have a roster spot open which may likely be for Carmelo Anthony. Former New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony attends the game between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden on January 27, 2019 in New York City. Getty Images/Elsa