Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

Basketball Player

Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He has been named an NBA All-Star ten times and an All-NBA Team member six times.

Full Name
Carmelo Kyam Anthony
May 29, 1984
6′ 7″
Net Worth


Carmelo Kyam Anthony was born on May 29, 1984 in Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn, New York. His zodiac sign is Gemini and his ethnicity is African-American. He was raised by a single mother, Mary Anthony, and has two older brothers, Wilford and Robert. His father left when he was only two years old.

Anthony attended Towson Catholic High School in Maryland before transferring to Oak Hill Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Virginia where he excelled in basketball. In 2002, he led the team to a perfect 40–0 season and was named an All-American for his outstanding play.

In 2003, Anthony decided to enter the NBA Draft after one year of college basketball at Syracuse University. He was selected third overall by the Denver Nuggets and went on to become one of their most successful players in franchise history. With the Nuggets, Anthony won three consecutive scoring titles from 2006 to 2008 and became an All-Star for the first time in 2004.

In 2011, he was traded to the New York Knicks and went on to become the team's leading scorer for six seasons until 2017 when he departed as a free agent. During that time, he also represented Team USA in three Olympics where they won gold medals in each tournament (2008 Beijing, 2012 London & 2016 Rio). As of 2021, Anthony currently plays with the Portland Trail Blazers where his leadership skills have been invaluable as they chase an NBA championship.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Carmelo Anthony is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 29, 1984, Carmelo Anthony was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Mary and Carmelo Iriarte.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduate from Oak Hill Academy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Anthony graduated from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">3rd Pick in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 26, 2003, Anthony was drafted third overall by the Denver Nuggets.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Olympic Gold Medalist</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">He was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team during the 2004 Summer Olympics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries La La Vazquez</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carmelo tied the knot with television personality La La Vazquez in July of 2009.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to the Knicks</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In February 2011, Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks in a three team deal.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Portland Trail Blazers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In November 2019, Anthony signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He Has a Great Work Ethic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Carmelo Anthony is known for his great work ethic and dedication to the game of basketball. He puts in extra hours in the gym, watching film, and working on his skills. His drive and determination to be the best he can be is admirable.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Scorer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Carmelo Anthony is widely considered one of the best scorers in the game today. He has an impressive array of moves that allow him to score from anywhere on the court. He can also hit tough shots when the game is on the line.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Gives Back to the Community</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Carmelo Anthony is very active in giving back to his community. He has set up charitable foundations and initiatives that help provide aid to those in need. He has also donated millions of dollars to various causes over the years.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Freshman to Win the NCAA Scoring Title</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carmelo Anthony was the first freshman ever to win the NCAA scoring title, averaging 22.2 points per game in the 2002-03 season.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won an Olympic Gold Medal</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2008, Carmelo Anthony won a gold medal as part of the US Men's Basketball team at the Beijing Olympics.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Played for 9 Different Teams</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Carmelo Anthony has played for 9 different teams throughout his career, including the Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, and Houston Rockets.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Youngest Player to Score 30,000 Career Points</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At 35 years old, Carmelo Anthony became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First NCAA Freshman to be Named AP Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2003, Carmelo Anthony became the first NCAA freshman ever to be named AP Player of the Year.</p></div>


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