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Carmelo Kyam Anthony, is an American profession basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Here are 30 interesting facts about the player:

  1. Anthony is a member of United States men’s national basketball team. He has participated in four Olympics winning three gold and a bronze medals.
  2. He was born on May 29, 1984 in the Red Hook project in Brooklyn, New york City. His father is a Puerto Rican and his mother ‘Mary Anthony’ is an African- American.
  3. He was brought up in the tough neighborhood part of town in Baltimore, where he learned his survival and athletic skills. Sports served as the important diversion from drugs and killings.
  4. He did his schooling at ‘Towson Catholic High School’ and joined ‘Oak Hill Academy’ at Virginia for his senior year.
  5. Anthony came into attention of NBA, when he led ‘Amateur Athletic Union,’ Baltimore Selected Team to semifinals of Adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also participated in the ‘USA Basketball Youth Development Festival’ to finish tournament leading scorer.
  6. In 2001-02, he led the ‘Oak Hill Academy’ to 32 games winning streak, en-route to ‘The Les Schwab Invitation’ and ‘Nike Academy National’ tournaments wins. He was named in ‘USA Today’s All-USA First Team.’ He was also selected for ‘Jordan Brand Classic’ and ‘McDonald‘s All-American Games.’
  7. He joined ‘Syracuse University’ for his freshman year and helped it to their first ever ‘NCAA Tournament’ in 2003. They beat ‘University of Kansas’ 81 to 78 points in the final. He was named ‘Most Outstanding Player.’
  8. On June 26, 2003 Anthony was drafted in to NBA by ‘Denver Nuggets’ after he abandoned his collegiate career.
  9. He made his NBA debut for ‘Denver Nuggets’ on October 29, 2003 in a game against ‘San Antonio Spurs.’ Anthony scored 12 points with 7 rebounds and 3 assists in Nuggets win over Spurs.
  10. On November 07, 2003 Anthony scored 30 points in a game against ‘Los Angeles Clippers’ to become the second youngest after Kobe Bryant, to score 30 or more points in NBA history. It was his sixth NBA game.
  11. On February 09, 2004 Anthony scored his 1000th points in his NBA career in a match against ‘Memphis Grizzlies.’ He is the third youngest player in NBA history.
  12. He became the second youngest player at 19 years, 305 days, to score 40 or more points in a NBA games history, when Nuggets beat ‘Seattle Super Sonic’ on March 30. 2004. Anthony scored 41 points.
  13. Anthony became the fourth player in NBA history to bag all six ‘Rookie of the Month’ awards in a season during 2003-04 for Western Australia. He was unanimous choice for ‘NBA All-Rookie First Team’ selection.
  14. In 2004 he appeared in a video entitled ‘Stop Snitchin,’ which warned the resident of Baltimore of violence for collaborating with police. He was charged for possession of marijuana before his friend took responsibility.
  15. Anthony helped Nuggets to seventh place finish in ‘Western Conference’ 2004-05 season with 49-33 overall record. During a game against ‘Miami Heat’ on December 04, 2004, he became the third youngest player to reach 2000 points in NBA history.
  16. On March 17, 2006, he became the second youngest player to cross 5000 points when he scored 33 points against ‘Memphis Grizzlies.
  17. As Nuggets finished the 2005-06 season in third place in Northwest Division, Anthony averaging 26.5 points, was named in the ‘All-NBA Third Team’ of the season. He was in excellent form winning five of the games for Nuggets in the last five seconds.
  18. He was named in the list of 2002 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team, which won a bronze medal at the 4th Junior World Championship Qualifying tournament held at Venezuela.
  19. Anthony signed a deal worth $ 80 million with Denver Nuggets extending his stay for five years. He said ‘This is where I want to be and whole state has embraced me.’ He has an option of terminating his contract after fourth year.
  20. During 2006-07 season, Anthony was suspended for 15 games without pay for punching Mardy Collins in the infamous Knicks-Nuggets brawl on December 16. A day after the brawl, he apologized to Mardy Collins, his family, the league and to the fans.
  21. On February 02, 2007, Anthony and his teammate J.R.Smith missed the practice after fender bender.
  22. On January 24, 2008, Anthony was named in the starting lineup of ‘NBA All-Star Game.’ He scored his 9000th career points during the season with average of 25.7 to finish as NBA’s fourth leading scorer.
  23. During 2008-09 season, he lost quite a number of games due to sore elbow and fractured had. He was also suspended for a game defying his coach for benching him.
  24. Anthony averaged 22.8ppg to guide Nuggets to Northwest Division championship with record 54 wins and advanced to conference final for the first time since 1985.
  25. Anthony was traded to ‘New York Knick’ on February 22, 2011, after he refused to sign a proposed contract extension with Nuggets. He chose jersey number 7 because of son’s birthday is on March 07. The number 7 is also the difference between his high school no. 22 and his number at Denver 15.
  26. He scored 50 out of 102 points for the Knicks against ‘Miami Heat’ on April 02, 2013, to become the first player in NBA history to record 50+ points with no basket in the paint.
  27. During 2014-15 season, Anthony became the sixth youngest and 40th member of exclusive 20,000 point club. He was named in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game as a starter to be named for the seventh year in succession.
  28. Anthony set a record representing USA as a male basketball player in his fourth Olympic at 2016 Rio de Janeiro. He is the most decorated USA basketball player and was named co-USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year 2016.
  29. On July 10, 2010 he married Alani Nicole La La, a radio and television personality at Cipriani’s in New York City.
  30. Anthony is listed as the number eight in ‘The Giving Back 30 List of Largest Charitable Donation by Celebrities in 2006. He has contributed totaling $ 4,282,000.
  31. Carmelo Anthony Net Worth: $90 Million
     

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