Who is Carmelo Anthony?
Carmelo Anthony is an American competitive basketball player. He was born on May 29, 1984, in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, he plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA (National Basketball Association).
|Famous Name||Carmelo Anthony|
|Currently Playing Team||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Birth Date||May 29, 1984|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York|
|Birth Name||Carmelo Kyam Anthony|
|Parents||Father: Puerto Rican
Mother: Mary Anthony
|Height||6 feet 8 inches|
|Body Measurements||48-16-35.5 inches|
|Spouse||Alani Nicole Anthony|
|Children||Son, Kiyam Carmelo Anthony|
|Net Worth||$120 million|
Carmelo was born to Puerto Rican and Mary Anthony, as Carmelo Kyam Anthony. He grew up with his two brothers; Robert and Wilford, and a half-sister; Daphne. When Carmelo was just two years, his father died and he was raised by his mother.
Besides, he holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, belongs to Afro-American. With the height of 6 feet 8 inches and weight about 109 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit, along with the body measurements 48-16-35.5 inches.
High School and College
Carmelo firstly attended Towson Catholic High School. During high school, he was an outstanding basketball player. Also, he had an impressive record in sophomore and junior seasons. Later, he transferred to Oak Hill Academy, in Virginia. There also he continued his basketball. Moreover, he led the school to win many awards like the Les Schwab Invitational. Also, he won individual honors like USA TODAY All-USA First Team and Parade First Team All-American.
After completing high school, he enrolled at Syracuse University in 2002. During his college, he made some remarkable achievements. He had a record of 22.2 points as well as 10 rebounds on average per game. Also, he led Syracuse to the NCCA tournament for the first time. Moreover, he became the outstanding player of the tournament.
Carmelo started his professional career in 2003 after Denver Nuggets picked up him as the third overall player. He spent eight years with the Denver Nuggets. Then in 2011, he moved to the New York Knicks. With the New York Knicks, he spent six years and moved to other teams; Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets.
Carmelo in these years has earned many honors. He became an NBA All-star on ten occasions. Likewise, he became the All NBA team on six occasions. Moreover, Carmelo represented his country in many international tournaments. He gained the gold medals in the Olympics of the years 2008, 2012, and 2016. Also, he has won a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics, 2006 World Championships. Furthermore, he brought gold medals at the 2007 Americas Championships.
Personal Life of Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo was a married man. He had married popular media personality, Alani Nicole Anthony, famous as La La. La La, a producer, author, entrepreneur, as well as actress, rose to fame after the MTV show, Total Request Live.
Carmelo and Alani married on July 10, 2010. However, they had been engaged six years before their marriage. The couple tied a knot in New York. Also, they had a blissful life along with a son; Kiyam Carmelo Anthony, born in March 2007. The couple, however, lived separately in 2017. Happily, the couple lived and moved in together in December 2018.
Carmelo has been able to earn massive popularity. Likewise, being an NBA star, he has also accumulated a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $120 million.
Furthermore, he is among the 40 highest-paid athletes in the world. His salary is about $26 million and $7 million in endorsement deals. Also, he is sponsored by numerous companies like Nike, Footlocker, and Panini.