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Date Of BirthMay 29, 1984
SpouseLa La Anthony
FactMember of the 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival East Team that earned the silver medal with a 3-2 record.

Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been named an All-Star ten times and an All-NBA Team member six times. He played college basketball for one season with the Syracuse Orange, winning a national championship before declaring for the 2003 NBA draft where he was selected with the third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. In 2011, he was traded to the New York Knicks in a multi-player deal.

Early Life

Carmelo Kyam Anthony was born on May 29, 1984, in the Red Hook projects in Brooklyn, New York. He was born to Mary Anthony, an African-American woman, and Carmelo Iriarte, a Puerto Rican who served in the U.S. Army. His father died of cancer when Anthony was two years old. His mother never married and raised him as a single parent. His older sister, Michelle, died at age 25 in a car accident in 2009.

Anthony’s father was a fan of the New York Knicks, and his favorite player was Bernard King. As a child, Anthony would often go to Knicks games with his father and sister. At an early age, he showed an interest in basketball and began playing organized basketball in the fifth grade.

In high school, Anthony attended Towson Catholic High School in Baltimore, Maryland, where he played basketball. He was named Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year as a junior. As a senior, he led his team to the league championship and was named league MVP.

Anthony then attended Syracuse University, where he played college basketball for one season. He helped lead the Syracuse Orange to a national championship in 2003. After one year at Syracuse, he declared for the 2003 NBA draft and was selected with the third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets.


Anthony began his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year after averaging 21 points per game during his rookie season. He quickly became one of the best players on the Nuggets and helped lead them to the playoffs several times. In 2009, he was named an All-Star for the first time.

In 2011, Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks in a multi-player deal. He helped lead the Knicks to the playoffs several times during his time with the team. In 2013, he was named an All-Star for the second time. In 2014, he won a gold medal as a member of the USA Basketball team at the FIBA World Cup.

In 2017, Anthony was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played one season with the Thunder before being traded to the Atlanta Hawks in 2018. He was then traded to the Houston Rockets in 2019. He played one season with the Rockets before signing with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2020.

Anthony is a ten-time All-Star and a six-time All-NBA Team member. He has also won an Olympic gold medal and a FIBA World Cup gold medal. His career scoring average of 24.0 points per game ranks him 21st all-time in NBA history.

Net Worth

Carmelo Anthony has a net worth of $120 million as of 2020. He has earned over $200 million in salary during his NBA career. He also has numerous endorsement deals with companies such as Nike, Jordan Brand, and Foot Locker.


Anthony has been married twice. His first marriage was to television personality La La Anthony from 2010 to 2017. They have one son together, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, who was born in 2007. His second marriage is to former Miss Universe Alicia Keys, whom he married in 2019. They have two children together: Genesis Ali Dean, born in 2014, and Egypt Daoud Dean, born in 2016.

Physical Characteristics

Carmelo Anthony is 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

General Info

Full NameCarmelo Anthony
Salary24.56 million USD
Date Of BirthMay 29, 1984
Height2.03 m
Weight107 kg
ProfessionTelevision producer, Basketball player, Actor
EducationSyracuse University, Towson Catholic High School, Oak Hill Academy


SpouseLa La Anthony
ChildrenKiyan Carmelo Anthony
ParentsMary Anthony, Carmelo Iriarte
SiblingsWilford Anthony, Robert Anthony, Daphne Anthony, Michelle Anthony


AwardsAll-NBA Team, NBA All-Rookie Team, NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player, USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, USBWA National Freshman of the Year, Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award
NominationsBest NBA Player ESPY Award, BET Award for Sportsman of the Year, Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award
MoviesTyson, Amazing, NBA Street Series: Vol. 4: Class of '03, Finally Orange: The Official 2003 NCAA Championship, Basketball Man
TV ShowsLa La's Full Court Life, La La's Full Court Wedding

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1With the way everything's going now and the way that technology is going, you can do a lot of things with a lot of different new materials.
2I'm really into fashion.
3I wanted to make the lightest shoe possible, but still be able to perform at the same time.
4Who wouldn't want to go back home to play?
5I like having fun.
6I told my mom I would graduate. I owe that much to her and myself.
7It's easier for me to let the game just come to me.
8Denver is home to me, and to be recognized for my achievements in the sports community here is a great honor.
9Of course I want to take the last shot, let's be quite frank: I've been doing for nine years already, and I've made a ton of them.
10The NBA's a Fortune 500 company. That's how you look at it. And all the other Fortune 500 companies out there in the world, you don't see their CEOs and COOs going to work with white tees and baggy clothes and stuff like that. So I have to take that same approach.
11Life is a risk.
12It's too late for me to get married before I'm famous. You never know people's intentions.
13I've been at the funerals of a lot of people in my neighborhood. Sometimes when I sit back and relax, I think about that and just blank out.
14I think people fail to realize that teams and organizations have been stacking teams since way back in the day.
15I'm a classical type of guy. Whatever's out at that point in time, I like it. I just put my own twist on it, and we go from there.
16I just want to get on the court.
17Any decision I make is the biggest decision of my life.
18I think going to college for that one year was probable the best thing I have ever done.
19I can't palm a basketball.
20I can't worry about what other people are saying about me. At the end of the day, it's just their opinions, but if I said I don't hear it, or it doesn't bother me a little bit, I'd be lying to you.
21I believe that you should put the right people around you, people that will not let anything go wrong.
22People look at me like I'm on my way out of the game. I'm just getting started.
23Leadership is something I was born with.
24When I step on that basketball court, I'm thinking about basketball, I'm thinking about winning - but there's so much that goes into thought about how I'm going to open this game up to others. It's so much more than just basketball.
25Man, I'm not trying to be important; I just go out and play.
26I think everybody has their own unique style.
27At the end of the day, you want to be always the one that's one step ahead of everybody, and when it comes to hip-hop, culture and art, you want to be that signature guy.
28What I do will be straight up. Management knows that.
29I know I'm not a selfish player. People around me know I'm not a selfish player. I do everything I can to make people around me understand I'm not a selfish player.


1(December 25, 2004) Engaged to MTV veejay La La Anthony. It took nearly six years for them to tie the knot.
2NBA rookie playing for the Dever Nuggets [June 2004]
3In 2006, he donated $4,282,000 to the CAF Youth Center in Baltimore, AAU Basketball, Syracuse University Recreational Center, and other charities.
4Son Kiyan, born March 7, 2007.
5Named after his father, Carmelo Iriarte.
6Mother is Black-American, father (deceased) is Puerto-Rican.
7Member of the 2002 USA Basketball Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that finished with a 4-1 record and the bronze medal.
8He was 1st round, 3rd pick by Nuggets (2003 NBA Draft)
9Member of the 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival East Team that earned the silver medal with a 3-2 record.
10Named 2002 USA Today All-USA first team, Parade Magazine All-American first team and Basketball America All-American first team.




The Legend of Swee' Pea2015Documentary executive producer
Carmelo Anthony: Made in New York2014TV Movie executive producer
La La's Full Court Life2011TV Series executive producer
La La's Full Court Wedding2010TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Tyson2008Documentary executive producer


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2016Carmelo Anthony
Sons of Anarchy2014TV SeriesCartwright Soldier
Shen qi2013
Nurse Jackie2012TV SeriesWayne


The Daily Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Rio Olympics2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 20152015TV MovieHimself
2015 NBA All-Star Game2015TV SpecialHimself
Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis2014Himself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Little Ballers2013DocumentaryHimself
La La's Full Court Life2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
My Life as an NBA Rookie2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2012TV SeriesHimself - New York Knicks Forward
Sesame Street2011TV SeriesHimself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2011TV SeriesHimself
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2011TV SeriesHimself / Carmela St. Knix
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 NBA All-Star Game2011TV SpecialHimself - Denver Nuggets
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself
When I Was 172010TV Series documentaryHimself
La La's Full Court Wedding2010TV SeriesHimself
World Extreme Cagefighting2010TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
2010 NBA All-Star Game2010TV SpecialHimself
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory2009TV SeriesHimself
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Poet Pride2009DocumentaryHimself
Imagine That2009Himself
Who Made You?2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Forbes 20 Under 25: Young, Rich and Famous2007TV MovieHimself
Ace of Cakes2007TV SeriesHimself
Basketball Man2007Video documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself
Urban Life and Style2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday2006TV SeriesHimself
Wheel of Fortune2005TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Cribs2005TV SeriesHimself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Punk'd2004TV SeriesHimself
ESPY Awards2003TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Mike & Mike2013-2017TV SeriesHimself - New York Knicks
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302012TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2006-2008TV SeriesHimself

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