On May 22, Beijing time, 10-time All-Star Cameron Anthony announced his official retirement through his personal social media account in a video, and thanked the fans who supported him all the way to bring his 19-year career to an end. NBA officials sent him blessings, and counted the glory of Melon "10 All-Star Team selections, 6 All-Time Teams, 9th all-time total points, and 75th all-time players", officially bidding farewell to Anthony.
With Anthony's official retirement, one player of the 03 Platinum generation faded out of the NBA stage. So far, among the draft players in '03, there is only one single seedling, that is, Lakers star James, who is also the longest surviving draft player. It is worth mentioning that there is also a '03 draft player Delphino, who is still active in other professional leagues although he has been out of the league for a long time.
Most of the players in the '03 draft have long since faded out of the league, and some have even successfully transitioned into the team's management and held some important positions. For example, Pelicans head coach Willie Green, Cavaliers assistant Luke Wharton, Warriors development consultant Pachulia and others. But James has always stayed on the court, shined in his 20th career, still averaged 28.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game, and led the Lakers to the Western Conference Finals. James's physical abilities are amazing.
Meanwhile, the two oldest players of the season, Haslem and Iguodala, have decided to bid farewell to the league stage at the end of the season and make a decision to retire. James will take their banner as the oldest player in the league. James, a young rising star who once entered the league and was known as the "Little Emperor" and created countless records of the youngest, is now becoming the oldest player in the league, leaving every oldest record, and people have to sigh that time flies.
James currently has two seasons left on his contract with the Lakers and a 24-25 season player option, and he said his goal now is to compete with his son. As things stand, his eldest son, Brownie, is expected to be drafted in the '24 draft, and James will continue to shine on the court and continue his career. If he still wants to see his second son Bryce enter the league, he even hopes to play in the league until the 27-28 season. He is also the best witness of the league's ups and downs over the past 20 years.