Carmelo Anthony is the professional basketball star from the United States of America. Having a towering height of 6 feet and 8 inches, Anthony draws attention due to his sharp vision and strong arms. He is one of the most sought-after basketball players ever lived in the history of American basketball. He opened eyes with an inborn talent to play his favorite sport. Carmelo made an exclusive place due to his fabulous understanding of the game, sturdy physique, and the ability to act fast. He kicked off his career at high school and was considered as the key player from his team.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Baltimore, Carmelo turned out to be the number 1 player at the high school level. During his freshman year at Syracuse University, he led his team to win the national basketball title in 2003. He is one of the top scorers from the national league. He joined the New York Knicks before shifting to his next teams such as Oklahoma City Thunder, The Houston Rockets, the Portland Trail Blazers, The Atlanta Hawks, and the Chicago Bulls. He has been a key player, regardless of his association with these teams.
He grew up in a drug-infested area of Baltimore, where he observed crimes and wicked environment. Mother of the young boy never wanted him to experience the brutal lifestyle. She never allowed him to go outside and hangout with bad guys living in their neighborhood. Anthony was sent to school on a regular basis in order to avoid his exposure to killer surroundings. His family encouraged him to play basketball most of the time so that he can focus on sports instead of bad activities. Carmelo has fantastic stats when it comes to discussing his basketball career.
Who are Carmelo Anthony’s Parents?
Anthony belongs to mixed ancestry. His father, Carmelo Iriarte, came from Puerto Rico. His mother, Mary, was a Christian woman from African descent. He was the youngest of 4 kids born to his parents. He was just 2 years of age when his beloved father passed away. The unfortunate death of his dad put his family under a rude environment. His mother was alone to support and raise her four growing kids. He was 6 years of age when the entire family relocated to Baltimore. The mother tried her best to keep her children away from all sorts of wrongdoings.
He earned a lot of great titles while playing basketball at the school level. Carmelo kept receiving appreciation for his truly amazing talent. However, his academics were affected due to his busyness in games. He was concerned about his educational life. The star went to the Oak Hill Academy in order to improve his grades. The decision of switching to academy proved to be right and he saw grades improving at a rapid pace. Just like school, he started playing basketball while studying at the academy. He studied at Syracuse University after completing his school education. He led his university team to win many prestigious titles.
Carmelo started his professional NBA career on Jun 26, 2003. He got selected 3rd overall in NBA Draft 2003 by Denver Nuggets. Anthony was chosen behind Darko Milicic and LeBron James. The regular-season debut of NBA was made on Oct 29, 2003. He helped his team in winning many prominent matches throughout his association. The performance of the strong lad was outstanding in all seasons when he played for the National Basketball Association. In the 6th game of his NBA career, he broke all the success records by scoring thirty points.
After playing 7 successful seasons with Denver Nuggets, he signed a contract with New York Knicks in 2011. All of his performances were outstanding while being part of his 2nd team. He played 8 seasons with Knicks including 2010-11 season, 2011-12 season, 2012-13 season, 2013-14 season, 2014-15 season, 2015-16 season, 2016-17 season and 2017 off-season.
On Nov 9, 2017, Anthony signed a contract with Oklahoma City Thunder and started playing under them. On Jan 4, 2018, he played against the famous Los Angeles Clippers. Carmelo scored 22 points and secured 21st position on NBA’s all-time scoring list. On Mar 19, 2018, the outstanding player scored 15 points and as a result, his career total reached 25,289.
On Aug 13, 2018, Anthony signed a 1-year contract worth $2.4 Million with Housten Rockets. He kept playing for them until the next year. On Nov 19, 2019, Carmelo signed another 1-year contract with Portland Trail Blazers. The stunner has enjoyed a successful professional career. He had a very positive experience working with all teams. Anthony has a very professional attitude and that’s the reason he has managed to build a nice relationship with other sportsmen.
Anthony has two loving brothers named Wilford and Robert. The name of his half-sister is Michelle. She died in an unfortunate incident in 2010. Star’s mother, Mary, belongs to the Afro-American group. His father’s name is Carmelo Iriarte. He belongs to Puerto Rican origin. In 2004, Carmelo tied the engagement knot with the beautiful La La Anthony. The couple was blessed with a beautiful son on Mar 7, 2007. Both of them named their son Kiyan Carmelo Anthony. The couple is enjoying a happy life together in Upper West Side. No conflicts or irreconcilable differences have been reported thus far. According to some reports, they lived separately for a short period but again reconciled in Dec 2018.
Carmelo Anthony is a prominent player when it comes to talking about the richest NBA players from the United States. He signed noteworthy deals with different teams throughout his professional career. Although he was born to a middle-class family, yet he worked harder to become a well-off person. Most of his income comes from his NBA deals. Today, he is the owner of a whopping $120 Million. The figure is likely to bump up in the next few years.