Now that Carmelo Anthony’s deal with the Portland Trail Blazers has been finalized, he’s chosen to play with the jersey number 00.

On Tuesday, Melo took to Instagram to explain his choice, posting a photo of all the reasons why he landed on that number. He also further detailed his decision in the caption: “One should be concentrating on clues that the universe is dropping for them to take up a quick reaction. Divine power is seeking my undivided attention. I had to achieve the tranquility of spiritual maturity through the guidance of the Universe.”

A number greater than any assignable quantity or countable symbol.
Without end
Process that never stops
Can never b given an exact value
Simplicity and balance
The mysticism of our past and the possibility for an eternal future give the infinity symbol a sense of awe and wonder.
Infinite nature of God(7)
We cannot stay away from God without him trying to bring us back to him
The chance to have a new and great beginning with the past left behind where it belongs.
Beginnings or endings
Alpha & Omega

Shams Charania shared news of the deal on Twitter, writing, “Sources: After passing his physical exam, Carmelo Anthony signed his one-year, non-guaranteed deal with Portland today. It will be worth $2.15M should he remain on roster past guarantee date in January.”

It’s expected that Melo will play in Tuesday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. He hasn’t played since Nov. 8, 2018 when he was with the Houston Rockets. “Carmelo is an established star in this league that will provide a respected presence in our locker room and a skill set at a position of need on the floor,” Blazers president Neil Olshey told ESPN after the signing.