# Power Forward

Carmelo Anthony

Height / Weight
6' 7" / 238 lbs
Born
May 29, 1984 (38)
College
Syracuse
NBA Draft
1st Round, 3rd Overall, 2003
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
13.3
-0.1
Rebounds
4.2
+1.1
Assists
1.0
-0.5
PER
17.60
+0.28
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Carmelo Anthony
Nickname: Melo, Melo Man
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Shoe Size: 15
Education: Syracuse
Parents: Carmelo Iriarte, Mary Anthony
Spouse: Alani Nicole "La La" Anthony

Carmelo Anthony Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, & Basketball Career

Carmelo Anthony is an American pro basketball player who currently plays forward for the Portland Trail Blazers. He is considered a future Hall of Famer and one of the best pure scorers of his generation. Anthony is capable of scoring in a variety of ways and has been hailed as one of the best clutch players in the NBA. On the other hand, Anthony has never won an NBA title and been criticized for not winning enough during his pro career. However, Anthony won a national championship in his only college season at Syracuse University and has been a part of three Olympic teams that won a gold medal.

Anthony was born May 29, 1984, in Brooklyn and moved with his mother to Baltimore when he was eight years old. After a storied high school career, Anthony played one season of college basketball at Syracuse. He’s considered arguably the best one-and-done players in college basketball history, helping Syracuse win a national championship while averaging 22.2 points and 10 rebounds per game and winning Final Four Most Outstanding Player.

The Denver Nuggets selected Anthony 3rd overall in the 2003 NBA Draft. If he had not been in the same draft class as LeBron James, he likely would have been the first overall pick and the favorite for Rookie of the Year. He played with the Nuggets for seven-plus seasons before a 2011 trade to the New York Knicks, ultimately playing parts of seven seasons in New York. During that time, Anthony was an all-star 10 times and won the NBA scoring title in 2013. Anthony then had brief stints with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets before signing with the Portland Trail Blazers in November 2019.

Carmelo Anthony Basketball Career

High School Career (Towson Catholic High School, Oak Hill Academy)

For the first three years of high school, Carmelo Anthony commuted from his home in Baltimore to Towson Catholic High School. As a sophomore, he averaged 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals, increasing that production substantially as a junior, averaging 23 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. After his junior season, Anthony was named Baltimore's County Player of the Year, All-Metropolitan Player of the Year, and Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year.

For his senior year of high school, Anthony transferred to the famous Oak Hill Academy. During that season, Anthony helped Oak Hill to a win in the highly-anticipated game against LeBron James and St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Ultimately, he averaged 21.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and four assists during his senior season, being named a McDonald’s All-American, among many other distinctions.

College Career (Syracuse Orange)

Before his senior year of high school, Anthony committed to Syracuse and played under Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim. As a freshman, he averaged 22.2 points and 10 rebounds per game, leading his team in both categories. His best game came in the Final Four when he scored 33 points against Texas. Ultimately, Syracuse beat Kansas to win the 2003 national championship with Anthony receiving Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors. He was also named Big East Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-Big East. After helping the Orangemen win a national title, Anthony opted to leave school and declare for the NBA Draft.

NBA Career

The Denver Nuggets selected Anthony 3rd overall in the 2003 NBA Draft behind LeBron James and infamous bust Darko Miličić. As a rookie, Anthony averaged 21 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He was a unanimous choice for NBA All-Rookie First Team and finished second behind James in Rookie of the Year voting. Anthony continued to be the catalyst for the Nuggets going from perennial bottomfeeder to playoff contender. His scoring prowess continued to show with Anthony ultimately averaging a career-high 28.9 points during the 2006-07 season in what was the first of his 10 all-star appearances.

In February 2011, Anthony and Denver point guard Chauncey Billups were traded to the New York Knicks in a three-team deal. During the 2012-13 season, Anthony led the NBA in scoring with 28.7 points per game. However, his career in New York soon started to sour, as the Knicks failed to make the playoffs during Anthony’s tenure after the 2012-13 season. Despite re-signing with the Knicks in 2014 and continuing to play at an all-star level, the team struggled. Amidst issues with team president Phil Jackson, Anthony requested a trade during the summer of 2017 and was soon dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Anthony spent the 2017-18 season with the Thunder, averaging 16.2 points per game. After the season, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, who bought out his contract. In the summer of 2018, Anthony signed a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets at the veteran's minimum. However, he played just 10 games for the Rockets before being traded to the Chicago Bulls in January. The Bulls waived him less than two weeks later. In November 2019, Anthony signed a non-guaranteed contract to join the Portland Trail Blazers. Prior to the NBA season being suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, Anthony played 50 games for Portland, all starts, averaging 15.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in a minor Renaissance.

Carmelo Anthony Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Heading into the 2019-20 season, Carmelo Anthony has made in excess of $233 million from his salaries in the NBA. Starting with the 2013-14 season, Anthony made over $20 million per season for five straight seasons before taking a substantial pay cut to continue playing. Despite a reduction in his salary in recent years, Anthony has continued to make money via endorsements. Over the years, he has aligned himself with Nike, Jordan Brand, Foot Locker, IWC and Steiner Sports, and Nickelodeon, among many other brands.

Carmelo Anthony signed a four-year, $15 million deal with the Denver Nuggets in 2003.

Carmelo Anthony signed a five-year, $80 million deal with the Denver Nuggets in 2006.

Carmelo Anthony signed a three-year, $64.2 million deal with the Denver Nuggets in 2011.

Carmelo Anthony signed a five-year, $124.1 million deal with the New York Knicks in 2014.

Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets in 2018.

Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.16 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2019.

Carmelo Anthony Personal Life

Anthony was born in Brooklyn and spent the first eight years of his life living in the Red Hook housing projects. His father, Carmelo Iriarte, was Puerto Rican and passed away from cancer when Anthony was two years old. When he was eight, Anthony and his mother, Mary Anthony, moved to Baltimore. He grew up in a rough neighborhood and used sports as a distraction.

In 2004, Anthony became engaged to TV personality Alani Nicole “La La” Vázquez. La La gave birth to the couple’s son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony in 2007. The couple married in 2010 and reunited in 2018 after a brief separation.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
10 x NBA All-Star
2007, 2008, 2010-2017
2 x All-NBA Second Team
2010, 2013
4 x All-NBA Third Team
2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1 x NBA scoring champion
2013
1 x All-Rookie First Team
2004
Awards and Honors by Year:
2004
All-Rookie First Team
2006
All-NBA Third Team
2007
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Third Team
2008
NBA All-Star
2009
All-NBA Third Team
2010
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Second Team
2011
NBA All-Star
2012
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Third Team
2013
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Second Team, NBA scoring champion
2014
NBA All-Star
2015
NBA All-Star
2016
NBA All-Star
2017
NBA All-Star

Carmelo Anthony Quotes

  • “From drugs to killings, to anything you can name that goes on in the roughest parts of town, we've seen and witnessed hands on. Those are the things that teach you toughness and keep you mentally focused on your goals.” -Kenny Minor, childhood friend
  • “I think going to college for that one year was probably the best thing I have ever done.”
  • “I believe that you should put the right people around you, people that will not let anything go wrong.”
  • “I 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.”
  • “When 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.”

Carmelo Anthony Fun Facts

  • During the 2003 NCAA Tournament, Carmelo Anthony played against his childhood friend Kenny Minor, who played for Manhattan, Syracuse’s opponent in the First Round of the tournament.
  • Carmelo Anthony is the only player to appear on the cover of three different video game franchises: NCAA March Madness, NBA Live, and NBA Street.
  • The practice facility at Syracuse University is called the Carmelo K. Anthony Center after Anthony donated $3 million to the school.
  • Carmelo Anthony appeared in several episodes of the show Nurse Jackie.
  • Carmelo Anthony made an appearance in the show Sons of Anarchy.
  • The Melo line of shoes has had 13 different sneakers, the most of any athlete outside of LeBron James.
  • Carmelo Anthony is a founder of the soccer team Puerto Rico FC, which plays in the NASL.
Career stats
2021-2022
LAL
2020-2021
POR
2019-2020
POR
2018-2019
CHI
2017-2018
OKC
2016-2017
NY
2015-2016
NY
2014-2015
NY
2013-2014
NY
2012-2013
NY
2011-2012
NY
2010-2011
NY
2009-2010
DEN
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
69 26.0 44.1 37.5 83.0 4.2 1.0 0.8 0.7 13.3
2020-2021
69 24.5 42.1 40.9 89.1 3.1 1.5 0.6 0.7 13.4
2019-2020
58 32.8 43.0 38.5 84.5 6.3 1.5 0.5 0.8 15.4
2018-2019
10 29.4 40.5 32.8 68.2 5.4 0.5 0.7 0.4 13.4
2017-2018
78 32.1 40.4 35.7 76.7 5.8 1.3 0.6 0.6 16.2
2016-2017
74 34.3 43.3 36.0 83.3 5.9 2.9 0.4 0.8 22.4
2015-2016
72 35.1 43.4 33.9 82.9 7.7 4.2 0.5 0.9 21.8
2014-2015
40 35.7 44.4 34.1 79.7 6.6 3.0 0.4 1.0 24.1
2013-2014
77 38.7 45.2 40.2 84.8 8.1 3.1 0.7 1.2 27.4
2012-2013
67 37.0 44.9 37.9 83.0 6.9 2.6 0.5 0.8 28.7
2011-2012
57 33.8 43.1 33.0 79.6 6.2 3.6 0.4 1.1 22.5
2010-2011
52 35.6 45.2 34.3 81.8 7.8 2.8 0.6 0.8 25.2
2009-2010
13 35.6 47.9 35.5 86.4 5.7 3.2 0.3 1.7 29.8
Recent Games
Tue 4/5
Sun 4/3
Thu 3/31
Tue 3/29
Sun 3/27
Wed 3/23
Mon 3/21
Sat 3/19
Wed 3/16
Mon 3/14
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Tue 4/5
L 110-121
23 10 0 6 6 2 2 1 1
Sun 4/3
L 129-118
25 17 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Thu 3/31
L 109-122
25 12 1 3 4 0 0 0 0
Tue 3/29
L 110-128
15 4 2 2 4 1 1 0 1
Sun 3/27
L 108-116
14 3 0 2 2 1 0 1 1
Wed 3/23
L 126-121
30 20 1 6 7 0 0 0 0
Mon 3/21
W 131-120
13 5 0 5 5 1 0 0 1
Sat 3/19
L 119-127
23 13 1 3 4 0 0 0 0
Wed 3/16
L 104-124
26 16 3 0 3 1 0 0 1
Mon 3/14
L 114-103
27 14 1 2 3 1 1 1 0