Carmelo Anthony is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
Carmelo Anthony Biography
Carmelo Anthony was born on May 29, 1984.
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Anthony attended Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy before playing college basketball at Syracuse.
After His Junior Year At Towson, Carmelo Received Offers From Colleges Such As North Carolina And Syracuse And Wanted To Forgo His Senior Year In High School And Join Syracuse.
However, Due To His Bad Grades And Overall Low Score In The American College Testing (ACT), Anthony Knew That He Would Need To Work More On His Grades In Order To Qualify For Syracuse.
First, Melo Wanted To Finish His Senior Year At Virginia Hargrave Military Academy, But Eventually Enrolled Himself Into Oak Hill Academy In Virginia, A School Coached By Steve Smith.
After He Graduated From Oak Hill Academy And Scored A Minimum Of 18 In The ACT, Anthony Decided To Attend Syracuse University College Program Instead Of Entering The NBA Draft.
Despite Carmelo’s Statement About Staying At Syracuse For Two Or Three More Seasons After His Freshman Year Was Over, He Decided To Leave The Rest Of His College Years And Participate In The 2003 NBA Draft.
From his humble beginnings, Anthony became a household name for his unpredictable moves, a sense of breeziness, and unbothered gaiety. Today, he stands tall as one of the top scorers in the history of N.B.A
Carmelo Anthony Career
In 2021, he proudly penned a memoir titled “Where Tomorrow’s Aren’t Promised,” which went on to become a “New York Times” bestseller. Want to celebrate his birthday? Let’s begin by learning more about him.
Besides being an exceptional basketball player, Anthony is also an actor — to the surprise of many. He has appeared in the famous comedy-drama “Nurse Jackie,” in which he aptly portrays a professional basketball player. In addition, fans can spot his brief appearance on the show “Sons of Anarchy.”
Fans will be proud to know that Anthony uses his fame and wealth to help those in need. He has established the Carmelo Anthony Foundation, which aims to contribute to the community via outreach programs and donations.
He also set up The Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center, which supports the social development of low-income families. Furthermore, he has made several donations to various causes over the years.
Carmelo Anthony Parents
Carmelo Anthony is the son of Carmelo Iriarte and Mary Anthony.
His father, Carmelo Iriarte, was born in Manhattan to Puerto Rican parents. Iriarte was of African, Spanish, and indigenous ancestry; some of his roots also traced to Venezuela. His mother, Mary Anthony, is African-American.
When Anthony was barely a few years old, the family moved to Baltimore. Unfortunately, his father tragically passed away, leaving his mother to care for him as well as his older siblings. He is the youngest of four kids.