Carmelo Kyam Anthony is a professional basketball player for NBA’s New York Knicks. Before playing college football, he studied at Oak Hill Academy and Towson Catholic High school. He led Orangemen in his freshman season to the team’s first National Championship and he was named Most Outstanding Player of NCAA Tournament. Then Anthony was selected by Denver Nuggets with third overall pick and he entered NBA Draft 2003. Since his entry to NBA, Anthony has been titled as All-NBA Teammate 6 times and All-Star 9 times. Every year, he led Nuggets to playoffs from 2004 to 2010 and won two division titles.
Anthony led the team Nuggets in 2009 on their first appearance in Conference Finals since 1985. He was traded to New York Knicks from Denver just few days before NBA trade deadline. On January 2014, He set Knicks and Madison Square Garden single-game record against Charlotte Bobcats with his highest 62 points in career. He has also been the member of men’s national team in United States Olympic for three times and won gold medals at 2012 and 2008 Olympics and bronze medal at 2004 Olympics. He set the Olympic team record in 2012 for most points in a game where he made 37 points against Nigeria.
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Full Name: Carmelo Kyam Anthony
Date of Birth: 29 May, 1984
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Professional basketball player
Net Worth: $80 million
Height: 6ft 8in (2.03m)
Source of Income: Basketball
Hobbies: watching NBA, Shopping
Carmelo Kyam Anthony started his NBA career on June 2003 when he was drafted third overall in NBA Draft 2003 by Denver Nuggets, behind LeBron James and Darko Milicic. He made his regular season debut in NBA on October 29, 2003 in 80-72 win off San Antonio Spurs. He finished the match with 7 rebounds, 12 points and 3 assists. Within 6th NBA game, he scored 30 points and became the next youngest player in the history of NBA who scored up to 30 points in a game.
On February 2004, he became 3rd youngest player who climbed 1000-point Mountain in the history of NBA against Memphis Grizzlies with his 20-point effort in the winning of 86-83. His average was 20.8 points per game in his 2004-05 season and he ranked 29th in NBA draft. He was the 3rd youngest player to reach 2000 career points versus Miami Heat on December 2004.
Anthony was born on 29 May, 1984 to African-American mother Mary Anthony and Puerto Rican father in Red Hook projects, Brooklyn, New York City. He is named after his father. When Anthony was just 2 years old, his father died of cancer. When he turned 8 years old, he moved to Baltimore with his family where he gained survival skills and athletic skills. For his 3 years of high school, he traveled to Towson Catholic High School. He became one of the top players in his area and he made a name for himself.