Carmelo Anthony is a professional NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Portland Trail Blazers. Anthony and his basketball talents rose to fame early on in his career; after being announced as the number one ranked high school basketball player, Anthony chose collegiate basketball first and in his freshman year at Syracuse, he helped the team win their first-ever national championship. Anthony left college to pursue his dream in the NBA, and has had many personal successes on the court, but the teams he has played for haven't done so well. This has led Anthony to be traded to many different teams over the past few years.
Aside from basketball, Anthony has founded some entrepreneurial ventures, such as Krossover Entertainment, a video production company, and Thisismelo.com, a media site dedicated to sharing newsworthy stories.
Carmelo Anthony started his basketball career once he committed to Syracuse University to play basketball for the Orangemen. In his freshman year, Anthony was integral to the team's success, and Syracuse won their first-ever national championship in 2003 with an 81-78 score against University of Kansas. This proved to Anthony that he was ready for the big leagues, so he left Syracuse and was declared eligible for the 2003 NBA draft.
In the draft, Anthony was selected by the Denver Nuggets on the third overall pick. In his first professional season, Anthony averaged 21 points and six rebounds in a single game. Anthony's statistics kept increasing but despite his scoring successes, the team could not move upward in the playoffs for years.
In early 2011, Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks. The Knicks also had difficulty competing in the playoffs, and it started to affect their future seasons, not even making it into the playoffs. In 2017, Anthony was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He lasted one season with the Thunder before being traded again to the Atlanta Hawks for a short time, and then released and signed with the Houston Rockets. He played in only ten games as a Rockets player, and was traded once again to the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls released Anthony in early 2019 and in November 2019, Anthony signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, where he currently still plays today.
Carmelo Anthony's legendary skills have allowed him to receive many awards. Before his professional career, Anthony was named the NCAA's Most Outstanding Player and the Freshman of the Year in 2003, after his historic win for 'Cuse. He was awarded all six Rookie of the Month awards in his first season, joining only three other extraordinary NBA players to do this. He had a meteoric scoring spree in the professional league and within three years, Anthony scored 5,000 points, the second youngest basketball player to achieve such a feat.
In the 2004 Olympics, he was a member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team and won the bronze medal. Anthony improved his performance and in 2008, the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team won the gold medal; he achieved another gold medal in 2012 and 2016. Beginning in 2007, Anthony was a ten-time NBA Conference All-Star Team Member and a starter for eight of the ten years. Anthony helped the New York Knicks win their second best record in the Eastern Conference in the 2012-2013 season.
Carmelo Anthony was born in Brooklyn to parents Carmelo Iriarte and Mary Anthony. They moved to Baltimore, Maryland at an early age and Anthony's father passed at age two, leaving his mother to support Anthony and his three older siblings. As a teen, Anthony transferred to Oak Hill Academy, a private boarding school in Virginia to increase his academics in order to be recruited for a top-tier college.
After being chosen in the NBA draft and playing professionally, Anthony was introduced to MTV Star La La Vasquez and they hit it off immediately. In 2004, Anthony proposed to La La and three years later, they announced the birth of their child Kiyan Carmelo Anthony. The two finally wed in July of 2010, but in 2017, La La left Anthony due to a rumored cheating scandal. They are still co-parenting their son together.
The Carmelo Anthony Foundation is a philanthropic organization based on three principles: education, research, and community outreach. This nonprofit organization has sponsored multiple projects and charities dedicated to serving underrepresented communities. This foundation has donated over four million dollars to communities close to his heart including his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland and his college town of Syracuse, New York.
ThisisMelo.com is a website that covers many different realms, including entertainment, culture, fashion, and technology, alongside his company, Krossover Entertainment. This website focuses on the elements that matters the most to Anthony. Not only does it spotlight Anthony's new endeavors and accomplishments, but this website significantly spotlights entrepreneurs as well.
Krossover Entertainment is a production company founded by Carmelo Anthony and Asani Swann. This is a full-service production company, with services from conceptualization to completion; Anthony and Swann have made this a thorough endeavor. The first documentary with Krossover Entertainment showcased former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson's rise to stardom.