Carmelo Anthony aka Carmelo Kyam Anthony is a widely recognizable sports personality. Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player currently playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder of NBA. Carmelo’s quick and smart move has made him considered as one of the most prolific scorers in National Basketball Association history.
- Birthday: May 29, 1984 (age 33)
- Ethnicity: Mixed
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Basketball player
Family and Personal Life
Carmelo and La La Anthony have had a sweet, complicated and rocky love story. Together since the early 2000s and married since 2010, their relationship has spanned decades with several breakups and patch-ups.
Carmelo was born to mixed heritage family in Brooklyn, New York, United States. While his mother is African American, his father was Puerto Rican. While growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, young Anthony experienced a very bumpy childhood. At the age of two, he lost his father due to liver failure, which left the care of him and his three older siblings in the hands of his widow mother, Mary, who worked as a housekeeper for livelihood.
- Parents: Carmelo Iriarte and Mary
- Wife: La La Anthony (2010)
- Children: Kiyan Carmelo Anthony (2007)
- Marital Status: Married
He started playing basketball at a young age however it wasn’t until his school basketball team that he seriously focuses on his game. And, by sophomore season, he was already a local star and made a name for himself as Baltimore Catholic League of the year in 2001, as well as The Baltimore Sun’s metro player of the year.
He attended Towson Catholic High School and has enjoyed a thriving high-school basketball career as a junior. He then studied at Oak Hill Academy before playing college basketball games at Syracuse University. At Syracuse, he played for Orangemen and as one of the top players; he led him to their first-ever national championship win in 2003 over the University of Kansas.
Capping a fruitful season for the freshman player, he was called the tournament’s ‘Most Outstanding Player’. Later that spring, Anthony commenced his professional career when he was chosen 3rd overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2003 NBA draft.
Carmelo Anthony married his wife, La La Anthony on July 10, 2010, in New York City. However, their loves go back in the early 2000s when he was just 19. All through the next decade, they had an on-again-off-again relationship.
On Christmas Day, Carmelo became engaged to television celebrity and author La La Anthony. Their baby boy Kiyan Carmelo Anthony was born on 7th March 2007. Their wedding ceremony was officiated by Michael Eric Dyson on July 2010, at New York’s Cipriani before 320 guests.
The ceremony was even filmed by VH1 and was aired as the part of their reality show titled, ‘La La’s Full Court Wedding’. However, nearly after seven years of marriage, the couple separated after the rumors of Carmelo being unfaithful circulated. Since early 2017, the duos have been living separately but hasn’t officially filed for divorce.
Body Measurements and Lifestyle
Carmelo Anthony is another handsome player who is doing good things on the court. Between his athletic build-up, boyish good looks and groomed appearance, Carmelo is sure to make fans swoon.
Besides being an NBA star, Carmelo is so much fun to watch during a game. He has got some amazing shots, blocks, and dunks. He charms us all with his cheeky smile, boy-next-door good looks, and of course, those bulk muscles.
- Height: 6 feet 8 in (203cm)
- Body Measurements: 48-16-35.5 inches (approx)
- Plastic Surgery: N/A
- Weight: 109 kg (240 pounds)
Carmelo, being the fitness freak and an athlete has kept his body ripped and toned with body measurements cited as 48-16-35.5 inches, respective to a chest, arms and waist. He has made himself a household name along with being amazingly tall, good looking and talented.
Anyone who follows Carmelo Anthony knows that this rugged handsome can model in fashion shows, and still be natural. His Instagram shows the many sides of Carmelo, including him being a family man to his handsome featured and stylish wardrobe. This tatted man is one the very few people who can pull off tailored suits perfectly.
Carmelo Anthony is one recognizable name in basketball, and for good reason. He is an American All-Star cast who has been named an All-NBA Team member six times and played in four Olympics games.
During a talent-heavy draft that features basketball legend Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, Carmelo was picked #3 overall in 2003 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. Throughout his 2003-04 rookie season, then 19-year-old Anthony was named to the All-Rookie team, scoring six rebounds and 21 points per games.
- 2003-2011- Gave his NBA career debut and played for the Denver Nuggets
- 2008- Was named to the Summer Olympics held in Beijing
- 2011-2017- Was traded to the New York Knicks in a multi-player deal
- 2017-present- Made transition to the Oklahoma City Thunder
Over the course of his professional career, Carmelo proved himself to be one of the game’s great scorers. In 2007, the 6’8’’ forward was named to play in his first ever All-Star game, and in the ensuing years, he played for several additions of All-Star teams.
On December 10, 2008, he made an NBA record by scoring 33 points in a single quarter, in a tournament against Minnesota. While the Denver Nuggets enjoyed the fair level of success after the involvement of Carmelo as the franchise’s leading player, he never became the perennial contender that many had hoped.
In the mid-2011 season, he was traded to the New York Knicks in a multi-player mega-trade. The transition delighted Carmelo, who’d been longing to return to his hometown and knick fans. Through 2011-2017 New York Knicks season, he continued to shine as the NBA’s most prolific scorers and helped the club renewed its NBA title that hasn’t been earned in more than four decades.
In September 2017, the New York Knicks shipped Carmelo to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Dough McDermott and Enes Kanter. And, in March 2018, a game against the Huston Rockets, he scored 23 points and led NBA legend Jerry West in the Top 20 in the NBA scoring list as his total points are 25,210 as compared to Jerry’s 25,192 total.
In addition to his NBA credentials, Carmelo was the key player of both the 2008 & 2012 Olympic men’s basketball teams, winning gold-medal.
Salary and Net Worth 2018
Carmelo Anthony net worth is $90 million whereas his salary is counted to be $22.5 million. With a successful basketball career that has spanned over 13 years, Carmelo has progressed his on-court skill while raising his net worth as well.
The NBA veteran Carmelo is still playing basketball for the Oklahoma City Thunder and has endorsed several major companies, including the Nickelodeon, IWC, Foot Locker, Steiner Sports, Jordan Brand and Nike, among others. Moreover, he gave big screen debut with a part in the 2016’s feature movie, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ as himself.
- Net Worth: $90 million
- Salary: $22.5 million