Carmelo Anthony is a former basketball player who got into the media limelight when Denver Nuggets drafted him in the overall third position for NBA. After dedicating 19 seasons of his life to basketball he earned the title of an NBA All-Star ten times and an All-NBA Team member six times.
As a freshman, he won the national championship for the Syracuse Orange and even became the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. NBA announced him as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history on the 75th Anniversary.
Early Life of Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony breathe for the first time on May 29, 1984, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. As of now, Anthony is 38 years old. His star sign is Gemini and cuts his birthday cake on the 29th of May. Anthony’s real name is Carmelo Kyam Anthony.
His parents are Carmelo Iriarte (father) and Mary Anthony (mother). His father, a poet died due to cancer and he was only 2 years old. He has four siblings, Robert Anthony, Wilford Anthony, Michelle Anthony, and Daphne Anthony. His paternal grandparents are Andres Iriarte and Carmen Carmela.
He holds citizenship of the United States and belongs to Mixed (Puerto Rican, African, some Spanish and Indigenous/likely Taíno, African-American, and Venezuelan) ethnicity. Carmelo follows the Christianity religion. He studied at Oak Hill Academy and later went to Towson Catholic High School in Towson, Maryland. After that, he enrolled at Syracuse University.
Carmelo and La La Anthony’s Failed Marriage
Anthony is single but he was previously married to La La Anthony. Anthony is an American TV personality. They met in 2003 and after staying as friends for some time they started dating each other. They got engaged on December 25, 2004, and exchanged their wedding vows at Cipriani’s in New York in 2010.
After some time of their marriage, Carmelo cheated on her with a 19 years woman and had an affair for two months. He even impregnated that lady in April 2017. They split due to his affair with another woman. They stayed as a married couple for more than 10 years and got divorced in 2021. La La receives $60,000-$100,000 a month as child support from her divorce with Carmelo.
Carmelo Anthony’s Past and Rumored Relationships
He was rumored with Instagrammer, Yasmine Lopez. Yasmine even revealed that she had an intimate relationship with Anthony which made her jealous of his wife. Anthony hooked up with a rapper, Kat Stacks.
Carmelo was also rumored with Sheneka Adams. His relationship with Mia Angel Burks made him the father of a daughter. In June 2006, he dated Lauren London who is an American actress. They separated in December 2007. He was also rumored with Sara Smiri.
Carmelo Anthony, Father of Two
Carmelo is the father of two children. He shares his son with his ex-wife, La La. Their son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony was born on March 7, 2007. Both of them share custody of their son. Carmelo and Mia gave birth to a baby girl, Genesis Harlo Anthony on August 1, 2017.
Carmelo Anthony’s Net Worth & Salary
Anthony has a net worth of $160 million as of 2023 which he earned from his career as an American basketball player. Anthony has an annual salary of $2.3 million. At the time of his retirement, he announced that he has earned $262 million as a salary on May 22, 2023. He earned $53 million and $136 million when he played with the Nuggets and the Knicks respectively.
Carmelo received $26 million when he played with the Thunder. Previously, he earned $80 million over 5 years from his contract with the New York Knicks. He signed a contract for 1 year at / $2,641,691. He earned an average annual salary and GTD of $2,641,691 each as a free agent. Carmelo received $33 million from salary and endorsements between 2017 to 2018.
Real Estate, Investments & Car Collection
Carmelo bought a 21,000-square-foot mansion in Denver at $12 million in 2007. Then, he sold it at $9.5 million in 2010. He again purchased a five-bedroom condo at $11 million in 2015 and he listed the house on sale at $12.85 million in February 2020.
He established Puerto Rico FC, the North American Soccer League, in 2015. Carmelo also invested $5 million in Nobody’s Pizza and opened 20-30 outlets all around the Country in 2018. He owns 5 supercars like the 1971 Chevy Chevelle, Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Coupe, Jeep Wrangler, 6th Generation Maserati Quattroporte, and First Generation Bentley Continental GT.
Carmelo Anthony Had a Feud With Kevin Garnett
Carmelo had a feud with Kevin Garnett while playing basketball. When Kevin commented on his wife saying:
“tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios”
He replied with anger:
“There’s some things as men that you just don’t say.”
Due to this La La and Carmelo stayed apart for two months.
Professional Career of Carmelo Anthony
- Carmelo started his career playing for Syracuse University in 2002.
- He even helped Orangemen earn the title of NCAA tournament for the first time in 2003.
- He gained 33 points while playing against the University of Texas in the NCAA tournament.
- Carmelo scored 20 points and 10 rebounds in a championship game against the University of Kansas.
- Carmelo debuted playing for NBA when Denver Nuggets drafted him in the overall third position on June 26, 2003.
- He played against the San Antonio Spurs with an 80–72 home win on October 29, 2003.
- He scored 12 points, seven rebounds, and three assists against the Spurs.
- He announced his retirement on May 22, 2023.
- As a philanthropist, he donated $1.5 million to the Living Classrooms Foundation in 2006.
- He donated $3 million for maintaining a basketball facility at Syracuse University.
- He became the spokesman and helped organize a Christmas party for the Family Resource Center.
Awards & Honors
- He received the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player Award.
- In 2003, Carmelo became one of the second youngest players in NBA history to score 30 points or more in a game.
- Next year, he became the third-youngest player to reach the 1,000-point plateau in NBA history in 2004.
FAQs of Carmelo Anthony
What happened to Carmelo’s sister, Michelle?
His sister, Michelle died due to pre-existing condition in 2010. At that time, Anthony was playing for the Nuggets.
Is Carmelo Anthony a free agent?
Yes, he played his last season as a free agent. He played with the teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, and so on.
Why was Carmelo Anthony arrested?
Anthony was arrested because of driving under Influence. After a series of sobriety tests, Detective Sharon Hahn arrests him. Anthony was released with the help of a sober responsible party.
Does Carmelo Anthony have tattoos?
Yes, Anthony has tattoos on his body. Anthony has altogether pierced 28 tattoos on his body. He has a tattoo of his initials C and A on his right bicep.
He has a piercing which is carved as WHO CAN I TRUST, Flaming Basketball Design with his Name Initials, Lives Now Die Later, a Snake with a dagger, a Puerto Rican Flag, and Son’s Name.
What is Carmelo Anthony’s injury?
He has an injury of a right hamstring strain. He got injured while playing the game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Due to this, he was ruled out of the game and couldn’t continue the game.
What is Carmelo Anthony’s Nickname?
He has two nicknames, Melo and Melo Man. His basketball playing career made him earn these nicknames.
How tall is Carmelo Anthony?
Anthony has a tall height of 6 feet 7 inches and has a body weight of 109 kg. 48-16-35.5 inches is his body measurement. Carmelo has a brown colored eyes and hair.
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