Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony Age, Net Worth & All Biography - Updated Dec 2022

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Carmelo Anthony is an American professional basketball player who most recently played for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers (NBA). Carmelo Anthony has also been named an NBA All-Star ten times and a member of the All-NBA Team six times.

Early Life

Carmelo Anthony was born in New York, the United States on May 29, 1984. His full name is Carmelo Kyam Anthony. He is 38 years old (as of 2022) under the zodiac sign Gemini. Anthony holds American nationality and follows the Christianity religion.

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Caption: Carmelo Anthony childhood photo source: Sports Illustrated.

Regarding his family background, Carmelo Anthony was born to Carmelo Iriarte (Father) and Mary Anthony (Mother). When he was two years old, his father, Iriarte passed away from cancer. Anthony and his family relocated to Baltimore when he was eight. He has four siblings: Wilford Anthony, Daphne Anthony, Robert Anthony, and Michelle Anthony.

Education

Speaking of his educational background, Carmelo Anthony is a well-educated man. He completed his secondary education at Oak Hill Academy. Later, he went to Syracuse University, where he graduated.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, On October 29, 2003, he made his NBA regular season debut after being selected by the Denver Nuggets. He had 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists at the game’s conclusion. The second-youngest player in NBA history to score 30 or more points in a game, he made history in his sixth game as an NBA player by scoring 30 points.

He set a Denver Nuggets record and became the second-youngest player in the NBA with 40 or more points in a game versus Seattle SuperSonics just one week after scoring 100 points. His enrollment as a member of the USA Basketball National Team in 2004 was the result of exceptional footwork, technique mastery, and an amazing debut season.

At his first Olympics, in Athens in 2004, he won a bronze medal while averaging 2.4 points and 1.6 rebounds. He averaged 20.8 points on average per game in the 2004–05 season, good for 19th place in the NBA. By 2004, he had surpassed the 2,000-point mark, making him the third-youngest player in NBA history.

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Caption: Carmelo Anthony with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2022 source: Wikipedia.

More about his career

He twice matched Alex English’s record for most consecutive 30-point games during the 2006–07 season. On January 22, 2007, he made a comeback in a game against the Memphis Grizzles. With 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 113-108 loss to the Phoenix Suns, he notched his first triple-double of his career.

He had a strong start to the 2009–10 season, scoring 71 points in the first two games and adding another 113 points in the third. Eventually, against the New York Knicks, he reached his career high of 50 points. He participated in the All-Star Game for the third time in January 2010 and finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds.

He spent his final season with the Denver Nuggets in 2010–11 before being dealt to the New York Knicks on February 22, 2011. His debut game with the Knicks came against the Milwaukee Bucks, which the team won 114-108 on the strength of his 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 assist.

In 2012–13, his second campaign with the Knicks, he averaged 28.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists. He was the first Knicks player to have his jersey sell the most in the NBA by the year 2013. The Knicks’ 13-game winning streak came to an end in a defeat against the Chicago Bulls. He contributed 21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block during the playoffs, ultimately enabling the Knicks to win their first postseason series.

Brand Endorsement

According to Forbes, Anthony earned $6 million from endorsements in 2021. He has collaborations with Jordan Brand, Foot Locker, Powercoco, Panini, Isotonix, and Haute Time.

Anthony may have once earned some hefty contracts, but nowadays he prefers to play the veteran. Anthony signed two senior minimum contracts with the Blazers before signing another one for the Los Angeles Lakers, who are the dominant team in the Western Conference and are coached by LeBron James. This contract is for $2,641,691 for a year.

Moreover, Anthony also runs a non-profit organization in his name, with the goal of giving back to the community in a variety of ways. The ‘Carmelo Anthony Foundation’ helps the underprivileged realize their dreams through a variety of outreach programs and donations.

Achievements

Throughout his career, he was chosen five times for the All-NBA team, twice for the second team in 2010 and 2013, and four times for the third team in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2012. He was a six-time NBA All-Star and the MVP of the NBA Rookie Challenge.

His performance at the Olympics is commendable as seen by the bronze medals he won in 2004 and 2002 for the Junior Team. He also won two gold medals in the Olympics in 2008 and 2012.

Net Worth

Carmelo Anthony has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated to be around $160 million.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Carmelo Anthony is currently married to La La Anthony. Since 2004, he has been in a relationship with La La. Later on July 10, 2010, at the Cipriani’s in New York, the two got married. On March 7, 2007, the couple welcomed a son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony.

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Caption: Carmelo Anthony with his son and wife source: Players Bio.

Body Measurements

Carmelo Anthony is very handsome and attractive, undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 6 feet 7 inches (201 cm) and weighs about 108 kg (238 lbs). In addition, Anthony has dark brown pair of eyes and dark brown hair color.

Social Media

Carmelo Anthony is active on his Instagram account @carmeloanthony with 7.8 million followers. Moreover, Anthony also has 9.2 million followers on Twitter and 6.3 million followers on Facebook.