Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony was born on 29th May 1984. He was born is Red Hook in New York City. The American basketball player, Anthony was born to Mary Anthony and Carmelo Iriarte. The biography of the player can inspire many around the globe. He had to see a lot of hardship during his childhood days after he lost his father at the age of two.So, his mother worked as a housekeeper to support the family. He grew up in the most crime-ridden area of the city that is Baltimore.He attended Maryland School in West Virginia.

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Anthony held the interest for the basketball game from his childhood days itself, but he also maintained his grades high in the class. His mother supported the interest of his son and admitted him in Baltimore’s Towson Catholic High School. He was already 5 feet 6 inches tall by the time he left high school.

He joined Oak Hill Academy in Virginia where he leads the basketball team. He was one the best player of the team. After this, Anthony got a chance to go the NBA directly from the college. His mother insisted him to attend high school. Hence, he joined Syracuse University. At university, his basketball performance was excellent. In the year 2003, He became the third pick in the NBA drafts by the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets did not win the game, but Anthony gave a tough time to the opponent team.

In the 2004 Olympics team, he received the Bronze medal for his performance. During the 2005-06, he was critised as the talented but the lazy player. He was also accused of his disciplinary problems. To put an end to all the critics against him, he trained hard on himself. By the end of 2006, he was the leading scorer in the NBA. He gave away $1.5 million to start Carmelo Anthony Youth Center in Baltimore, the place where he spends his childhood.

The 6 foot 8 inches Anthony was considered as the talented but the undisciplined player when he had pushed Mardy Collins in the face during the game. Anthony was suspended for 15 games after that. He made his first All-Star Game appearance in the year 2006. Anthony played like the elite of the NBA, but he never got the respect like the other players of the team.

He reappeared in All-star games in the year 2007. He was the second leading player who got voted by NBA’s Western Conference. He was the fourth-leading scorer in that season. In the 2008 Olympics, he brought the gold medal for the USA. During the 2009-10 seasons, he was named as the starter in the “All-star games.” He signed a 5-year contract with New York Knicks worth of $124,064,681. After the contract, he has the salary of $24.56 million and the net worth of $ 90 million.

He married La La Anthony in the year 2010. His wife is an American radio and television personality. The couple is enjoying the company of each other, and their pictures are seen on the Twitter and Instagram.He loves to watch baseball, and he keeps himself updated about stats of the baseball player though Fangraphs site. He got an injury in his left leg during 2017 seasons. He only missed two games and expected the recovery soon.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 29 May, 1984
Age: 35 yrs
Occupations: Basketball player
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Brooklyn
Education: Syracuse University
Gender: Male
Description: American basketball player
Twitter Id: Carmeloanthony
Spouse: La La Anthony [M. 2010]
Net Worth 2021: 160 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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