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Carmelo Anthony Biography

Birth Name:
Carmelo Kyam Anthony
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
NBA basketball player

Fast Facts

  • 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