Carmelo Anthony

  • Birth Name: Carmelo Kyam Anthony
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: NBA basketball player
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  • Was a McDonald's and Parade Magazine All-American in high school.
  • In 2003, led Syracuse to its first national basketball championship in his only season at the school; was named NCAA tournament MVP.
  • Was the third pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets.
  • Played for the U.S. Olympic basketball team, winnning a bronze medal in 2004 and gold in 2008, 2012 and 2016; after the 2016 Olympics in Rio, he announced he was retiring from the U.S. national team.
  • Has done charity work for children's organizations, tsunami relief and Hurricane Katrina victims.
  • Donated $3 million to Syracuse University for new practice facilities, which the university named the Carmelo K. Anthony Center. 
  • Founded a production company, Krossover Entertainment.
  • Married entertainer La La Vazquez in 2010; the ceremony was filmed for the reality series La La's Full Court Wedding.
  • In 2011, traded from the Denver Nuggets to his hometown New York Knicks, who play at Madison Square Garden, the arena where he scored his first collegiate basket.
  • Set a New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden record for points in a game with 62 points on Jan. 24, 2014.


  • Kiyan Carmelo Anthony — Son
  • Wilford Anthony — Brother
  • Carmelo Iriarte — Father
  • Robert Anthony — Brother
  • Michelle — Sister
  • Daphne — Half Sister
  • Mary Anthony — Mother
  • La La Anthony — Wife (separated)


  • Attended Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States
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