Carmelo Anthony Biography
Carmelo Anthony born Carmelo Kyam Anthony, is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on May 29, 1984 in the Red Hook projects in Brooklyn, New York City.
The youngest of four children, Carmelo Kyam Anthony was born on May 29, 1984, in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Anthony experienced a bumpy childhood. When he was 2, his father, Carmelo Iriarte, died of liver failure. That left the care of the young boy and his three older siblings in the hands of his mother, Mary, who kept food on the table by working as a housekeeper.
While the world around the Anthony family was the rough, drug-infested area of Baltimore known as the Pharmacy, inside the home, Mary kept her children on a short leash. She pushed Carmelo in particular to stay on top of his schoolwork.
Anthony attended to Towson Catholic High School for his first three years of high school. For his senior year, his mother considered transferring him to a different school. Anthony first thought of Virginia’s Hargrave Military Academy but after talking to Steve Smith, the head coach at basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, he eventually transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.
While Anthony began playing basketball at a young age, it wasn’t until he was cut from his high school team as a freshman that he started to seriously focus on his game. By his sophomore season, Anthony had grown five additional inches and brought to the court a level of talent that made him a local star.
During his sophomore year, he averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Towson Catholic surged to a record of 26–3 and finished third in the state tournament. Anthony enjoyed a successful high school basketball career as a junior, almost doubling his numbers in scoring and rebounds, averaging 23 points and 10.3 rebounds. In the end, Towson Catholic fell short of the state title, although he was named Baltimore’s County Player of the Year, All-Metropolitan Player of the Year and Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year.
During the summer of 2001, Anthony led an AAU Baltimore Select team to the Final Four of the Adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anthony attracted attention from the NBA by averaging 25.2 points a game in the tournament, which was also attended by Amar’e Stoudemire. Anthony played at the USA Basketball Youth Development Festival where he helped the East Team win the silver medal.
The transition for Anthony proved tough, but he stuck with it and eventually raised his test scores and his game, becoming the highest-ranked high school basketball player in the country. Unlike other top high school players, like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, Anthony felt he wasn’t ready to skip college and jump straight to the NBA. Instead, he kept his commitment to Syracuse and entered the school as a student in the fall of 2002.
Anthony played one season at Syracuse University, during the 2002–2003 season, where he averaged 22.2 points and 10.0 rebounds. He helped guide the Orangemen to their first ever NCAA tournament title in 2003. For his efforts during the NCAA tournament, Anthony earned the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player Award.
His NBA career began on June 26, 2003, when he was chosen 3rd overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. He made his NBA regular season debut on October 29, 2003, in an 80–72 home win against the San Antonio Spurs. Anthony refused to sign a proposed contract extension the Nuggets had offered him during the 2010–11 season. On February 22, 2011, Anthony, along with point guard Chauncey Billups, was traded to the New York Knicks in a multi-player deal also involving the Minnesota Timberwolves. On September 25, 2017, Anthony was traded to the Thunder in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick.
Carmelo Anthony Age
He was born on May 29, 1984.
Carmelo Anthony Wife – Carmelo Anthony Son – Carmelo Anthony Kids
In 2004, Anthony became engaged to Alani Vazquez. Their son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, was born on March 7, 2007. Anthony and La La were married by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010 at Cipriani’s in New York City.
Carmelo Anthony Parents
He was born to a Black Puerto Rican father, Carmelo Iriarte and an African-American mother, Mary Anthony. His father died of cancer when Anthony was two years old.
Carmelo Anthony Siblings
Anthony has two brothers, Robert and Wilford, and a half-sister, Daphne. He had another sister, Michelle, who died in 2010.
Carmelo Anthony Height
He is listed at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m).
Carmelo Anthony Contract – Carmelo Anthony Salary
Carmelo Anthony signed a 5 year / $124,064,681 contract with the New York Knicks, including $124,064,681 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $24,812,936. In 2017-18, Anthony will earn a base salary of $26,243,760, while carrying a cap hit of $26,243,760 and a dead cap value of $54,171,900.
Carmelo Anthony Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $32.6 M.
Carmelo Anthony Awards And Achievements
He was five times selected in the All NBA selection, twice in the second team in 2010 and 2013 and four times in the Third team in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012. Six times he was chosen as the NBA All-Star and once won the NBA Rookie Challenge MVP.
At the Olympics, his performance is commendable as he won Bronze Medal at the 2002 Junior Team and 2004 Athens Olympics. Additionally, he won two gold medals in 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
Carmelo Anthony House
There is enough room in the Kitchen for that enormous fridge and the carved-wood island with the stove top and sink. Lots of light too for breakfast with a view at the table by the windows. Floor-to-ceiling windows shed light on the crazy angles and multiple arches of Carmelo’s main floor.
The spiral staircase ascends to Carmelo’s theater, arcade and bedrooms. The recessed bulb beneath it is a nice touch, and the narrow, white balusters lighten the stairs’ look, so they appear as if they’re floating (and, indeed, they are). There is a bean-bag chair in Carmelo’s bedroom.
A bank of huge recliners face the 100-inch digital projector screen in Carmelo’s home theater. This guy’s a serious video gamer, so when he’s not watching DVDs, he’s hammering away at the latest iteration of Ghost Recon in his adjacent arcade room.
The All-NBA ball player is all style, so he needed plenty of space for his jerseys and kicks. Carmelo converted an entire room into a closet
Carmelo’s two-story living room: built-ins, glass-fronted fireplace, crazy throw pillows, portrait of his girl La Vasquez, from MTV’s TRL Live. It’s the center of Carmelo’s 12,700-square-foot, um, cottage.
Carmelo Anthony Career Statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|2004 Summer Olympics||Team USA||7||0||6.8||.250||.182||.500||1.6||.0||.3||.7||2.4|
|2008 Summer Olympics||Team USA||8||8||19.1||.422||.378||.828||4.3||.4||1.0||.3||11.5|
|2012 Summer Olympics||Team USA||8||0||17.8||.535||.500||.789||4.8||1.3||.5||.0||16.3|
|2016 Summer Olympics||Team USA||8||8||23.3||.393||.400||.619||5.2||2.2||.6||.3||12.1|