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Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony, one of the greatest scorers in NBA history. Photo/ Syracuse.com.
  • Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player who most recently played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. 
  • The 38-year-old is a ten-times NBA All-Star, NBA scoring champion, NBA All-Rookie First Team and NCAA Champion.
  • Carmelo Anthony’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million. 

Carmelo Anthony biography brings you facts about his childhood, life before fame, career, personal life and net worth.

Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player who most recently played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA.

Regarded as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, Carmelo is one of the best basketball players of his generation.

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony. Photo/ Syracuse.com.

The American international is a ten-times NBA All-Star, NBA scoring champion, NBA All-Rookie First Team and NCAA Champion. And there is more to Carmelo Anthony biography.

Carmelo Anthony Biography 

Full Name                       Carmelo Kyam Anthony

Date of Birth                    May 29, 1984

Age                                     38

Placer of Birth                 New York, United States

Height                               6 ft 7 in

Nationality                        American

Occupation                       Basketball player

Marital Status                   Divorced 

Early Life 

Carmelo Anthony biography states that the basketball star was born on May 29, 1984, in New York City, New York, United States.

Carmelo’s father died of cancer when the future NBA star was just two years old. Carmelo attended Towson Catholic High School during his first three years in high school.

He played basketball in his neighbourhood and was named Baltimore Catholic League player of the year and The Baltimore Sun’s Player of the year in 2001.

Anthony led his team to the state championship, and though he couldn’t help them to win, he was named All-Metropolitan Player of the Year.

Young Anthony stated that he wanted to join Syracuse University, but his grades were way below the standards. As a result, he transferred to Oak Hill Academy in his senior year.

Before Anthony began attending Oak Hill Academy, he played in the USA Basketball Youth Development Festival. It was at this tournament that he met LeBron James, and the two began their friendship.

He led Oak Hill Academy to win The Les Schwab Invitation during the 2001/02 season.

The future Los Angeles eventually joined Syracuse University and began his college career. Carmelo Anthony led the university to win the NCAA tournament for the first time in his first year.

He decided to turn professional after his first year in college.

Career 

Carmelo Anthony career is the heart of his biography. Anthony was the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft and was picked by Denver Nuggets.

He made his debut for the Nuggets in October 2003 and became the second-youngest NBA player to record 30 points in a game. Anthony received all the Rookie awards due to his performance.

He emerged second in the 2004 NBA Rookie of the Year voting. Anthony continued with his amazing performance the following season.

The power forward finished at the top eighth spot in the 2005-06 NBA season. The Denver Nuggets offered him a 5-year contract extension valued at $80 million.

Carmelo Anthony won his first playoff series in the 2008/09 season. His side lost to the Lakers in the Conference Finals.

Anthony joined New York Knicks in 2011 after refusing to extend his contract with the Denver Nuggets. He spent five years with the Knicks before being traded to Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017.

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony in action for the Knicks. Photo/ The SportsRush.

The talented basketball player spent one season with Oklahoma City Thunder and then signed a one-year deal with Houston Rockets.

He later played for the Portland Trail Blazers and, most recently, the Los Angeles Lakers.

Personal Life 

Anthony Carmelo married his long-term girlfriend, Alani Vazquez, in July 2010. The two have a son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, who was born in 2007.

Anthony’s wife filed for divorce in June 2021. They had earlier parted ways at the end of the regular 2017/18 season but reconciled before the end of 2018.

The basketball star resides in Portland, Oregon.

FAQs 

Who is Carmelo Anthony 

Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player who most recently played for the Los Angeles Lakers.

What is Anthony Carmelo’s net worth? 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Carmelo Anthony’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million.

Is Carmelo Anthony a free agent in 2022?

Yes. He played for Los Angeles Lakers.

Is Carmelo Anthony divorced? 

Carmelo’s wife filed for divorce in June 2021.

How old is Carmelo Anthony? 

38.

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