Carmelo Anthony
American basketball player
Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Kiyan Anthony, nicknamed "Melo", is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After a successful high school career at Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy, Anthony attended Syracuse University for college where he led the Orangemen to their first National Championship in 2003.
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Carmelo Anthony, Reluctant All-Star, Earns Respite From Knicks’ Drama
NYTimes - 3 days
A late replacement for Kevin Love in Sunday’s All-Star game, Anthony set aside trade rumors and his team’s off-court distractions in a brief period of “therapy.”
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On Pro Basketball: Knicks’ Season Crumbles, and With It Carmelo Anthony’s Chance at a Title
NYTimes - 6 days
In recent years, the Knicks have not been renowned for their stability or for their aptitude at basketball.
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After stressful homestand, Knicks head to OKC
Fox News - 7 days
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Before the season began, members of the New York Knicks were trying to sell the public on their status as a contender. With Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Kristaps Porzingis on the roster, it was easy to see how they might fostered that idea.
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Marv Albert On The Knicks, Brad Stevens And The State Of The NBA
Huffington Post - 7 days
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NBA roundup: Knicks edge Spurs to finish contentious homestand
LATimes - 9 days
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and the New York Knicks salvaged the finale of a tumultuous five-game homestand by beating the San Antonio Spurs, 94-90, on Sunday.  With Latrell Sprewell and a number of other former Knicks in attendance two days after Charles Oakley was banned, the current team...
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Struggling NBA Knicks surprise Spurs
Yahoo News - 9 days
The New York Knicks' latest tough week ended on a high note on Sunday as Carmelo Anthony and company shocked the San Antonio Spurs 94-90 at Madison Square Garden. A victory over the second-best team in the NBA was a welcome change of fortune for the Knicks, who are languishing well out of playoff contention in the Eastern Conference amid tensions between Anthony and club president Phil Jackson and a feud between owner James Dolan and popular ex-Knick Charles Oakley that boiled over in ugly fashion on Wednesday.
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Knicks' Carmelo Anthony says he's trying to remain optimistic amid trade rumors
ABC News - 14 days
NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony said late Saturday night that the New York Knicks' struggles and the trade rumors swirling around him have been "testing my will," though he's trying to remain optimistic. "I'm still keeping it [mellow], still keeping it cool, man. It definitely kind of tests you, can put you to the test," Anthony said after the Knicks' 111-104 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "You have to dig deep within yourself to get through it on a day-to-day basis, figure out a way how to still go out there and play at a high level every night, play hard, lead this team. "That's kind of where you have to dig deep at, despite of everything that's going on, that's surrounding -- I don't even want to say us -- me. It's testing me. It's testing my will. It's testing me as a human being. It also is making me stronger throughout this process." Anthony has been the subject of trade rumors recently, with Knicks president Phil Jackson and the front...
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Knicks could try to deal Carmelo, but should they?
Fox News - 17 days
NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony wanted New York and Knicks fans wanted him - if the price was right.
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Knicks Subdue Last-Place Nets for a Needed Win
NYTimes - 20 days
As trade rumors continued to swirl around their star, Carmelo Anthony, the visiting Knicks stayed within striking distance of the East Conference playoff pack by coming back to top the Nets.
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Hawks edge Knicks in quadruple-overtime thriller
Yahoo News - 23 days
Paul Millsap's 37 points included the go-ahead basket in the fourth overtime on Sunday as the Atlanta Hawks withstood 45 points from Carmelo Anthony in a 142-139 triumph over the New York Knicks. Millsap grabbed a loose ball under the basket as the shot clock was running out and rose for a basket that put the Hawks up 141-139 with 27 seconds left. "There was no chance I was coming out," said Millsap, who played 20 minutes in overtime.
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Carmelo Anthony: Have to be unique guy to handle Knicks drama
ABC News - 24 days
NEW YORK -- On a day when he was asked about everything from Phil Jackson, to wanting to play with Chris Paul and LeBron James, to whether "fake news" prevented him from becoming an All-Star, Carmelo Anthony was booed by home fans before he admitted that the soap opera surrounding him can be "mentally draining," but it's given him a greater appreciation for Knicks legend Patrick Ewing. Anthony's patience is being tried, perhaps in ways even Ewing did not have to deal with when he was under the intense New York media microscope for 15 seasons with the Knicks. Anthony said the drama can get to him. "You've got to deal with that, even though I try not to read it. And everywhere you go, even if you don't hear about it, somebody is telling you about it, somebody is saying something," Anthony said of the trade rumors and drama around him and the Knicks. "It can be mentally draining, mentally fatiguing." It's been quite a...
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Knicks 110, Hornets 107: Uncertainty Over Carmelo Anthony Upstages Knicks Victory
NYTimes - 25 days
The Knicks defeated the Hornets, 110-107, at Madison Square Garden, but rumors about a trade involving Anthony claimed center stage.
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On Pro Basketball: Carmelo Anthony, Snubbed as All-Star, Weighs Clean Break From Knicks
NYTimes - 26 days
Anthony was denied the small respite he is usually afforded from his struggling team. And the talk was heating up that he may be playing elsewhere.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carmelo Anthony
  • 2016
    Age 31
    He also participated in a merchandising cooperation with Nickelodeon for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, where he has several guest appearances, namely in the 2016 action film and as a comic character in the Amazing Adventures spin-off comics to the 2012 TV series.
    More Details Hide Details In 2015, Anthony founded North American Soccer League expansion club Puerto Rico FC.
    He finished the 2016 Rio Olympics with averages of 12.1 ppg (97 points in 8 games), 5.2 rpg (42 rebounds), 2.2 apg (18 assists), .6 spg (5 steals) built on 39% FG shooting (33/84), 40% from 3-PT area (18/45) and 62% FT (13/21).
    More Details Hide Details Anthony plays the small forward position though he is also capable of playing power forward. His scoring prowess is considered his best asset with his ability to take over any game on the offensive end; he shares the NBA record for second most points scored in one quarter with 33, and holds the New York Knicks single-game franchise scoring record with 62.
    Anthony also played in the 2016 Olympic Games, his fourth straight stint in the Olympics which was a record for a US male basketball player breaking the old record of having played in three Olympiads he shared with James and Robinson.
    More Details Hide Details Team USA won the gold medal when they beat Serbia, 96-66, in the championship game with Anthony becoming the first player in US men's basketball history to win three gold medals. During the team's 98-88 victory over Australia, Anthony scored a game-high 31 points in 35 minutes built around 11/21 FG shooting including 9/15 from 3-pt area. By scoring 31 points in that game, he became Team USA's scoring leader breaking the old record of 273 points held by James. He also became the first US player to score 30 or more points in 2 Olympic Games. In the gold medal game against Serbia, Anthony collared 7 rebounds to finish with 125 total rebounds in US Olympic history, passing Robinson as Team USA's all-time leader in most rebounds. In summary, Anthony caps his Olympic career as the first man to win three gold medals, career leader in scoring, rebounding and games played with 31 thereby becoming USA basketball's most decorated Olympian.
    On April 12, 2016, Anthony sat out on the season finale against the Pacers.
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    On January 21, 2016, Anthony was voted as starter for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.
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  • 2015
    Age 30
    On January 22, 2015, Anthony was named as a starter in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, his seventh consecutive start and eight overall alongside LeBron James, Pau Gasol, Kyle Lowry and John Wall.
    More Details Hide Details After competing in the All-Star game and scoring 10 points, Anthony was ruled out for the rest of the season on February 18 after undergoing left knee surgery.
  • 2014
    Age 29
    On July 13, 2014, Anthony re-signed with the Knicks to a reported five-year deal.
    More Details Hide Details In just the team's third game in the season, Anthony became the 40th member of the exclusive 20,000 points club when he hit a three-pointer early in the first quarter of their 96-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. He eventually finished with 28 points, hiking his total to 20,025 career points. In the process, he became the 10th active player to achieve the milestone and the sixth youngest in NBA history to reach the milestone.
    On June 23, 2014, Anthony informed the Knicks that he will opt out of his contact and became a free agent.
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    On March 10, 2014, Anthony won his second Eastern Conference Player of the Week citation for games played March 3–9, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details During the week, Anthony led the Knicks to a 3-1 record with averages of 29. ppg (third-best in the Eastern Conference), 5.3 rpg, 4.8 apg and 2.75 spg (5th-best) while playing a conference 4th-best 38.7 mpg. For the 2013–14 season, Anthony averaged 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in a league-leading 38.7 minutes per game and would miss the NBA playoffs for the first time in his career.
    On February 16, 2014, Anthony played in his 7th All-Star Game as a starter for the East All-Stars.
    More Details Hide Details He scored 30 points and set an NBA All-Star game record of eight made three-pointers, breaking the old mark of six jointly shared by Mark Price and LeBron James.
    On February 5, 2014, Anthony was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the month of January alongside Kevin Durant who won Western Conference Player of the Month.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony led the Eastern Conference in scoring with a 28.7 ppg average, ninth in rebounding with 9. rpg average and third in minutes played with a 37.7 mpg average while leading the Knicks to a 10-6 record highlighted by his 62-point game effort against Charlotte.
    On January 30, 2014, in a 117-86 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Anthony became the 50th NBA player to score 19,000 career points.
    More Details Hide Details In doing so at the age of 29 years and 246 days old, Anthony became the 5th-youngest NBA player to achieve the feat, only beaten by LeBron James (27 years and 111 days), Kobe Bryant (28 and 223), Michael Jordan (29 and 62) and Wilt Chamberlain (29 and 75).
    On January 13, 2014, Anthony was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played January 6–12, 2014 where he led the Knicks to a 3-0 record.
    More Details Hide Details He beat out Brooklyn's Joe Johnson and Detroit's Josh Smith for the honor. On January 24, he established his career high, the Knicks' franchise record, and the Madison Square Garden record for single-game scoring with a 62-point, 13-rebound, turnover effort against the Charlotte Bobcats.
  • 2013
    Age 28
    On May 23, 2013, Anthony was named to the All-NBA Second Team, alongside Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, San Antonio's Tony Parker, the LA Clippers' Blake Griffin and Memphis' Marc Gasol.
    More Details Hide Details It was the second time in Anthony's career that he made the Second Team. Early in the 2013–14 NBA season, the Knicks suffered a nine-game losing streak as the team opened with a 3-13 record. Despite the losing record, Anthony continue to play well under the circumstances averaging 26.3 ppg (421 points), 9.9 rpg (159 rebounds) and 1.1 steals (18 steals), nine double-doubles including 4 straight: against Indiana (30 points & 18 rebounds), Washington (23 & 12), Portland (34 & 15) and LA Clippers (27 & 10). However, with the advent of the year 2014, the Knicks have gone 4-1 including big wins against last year's finalists Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. In the victory against the Heat, Anthony and James ended up in a virtual deadlock as the former registered 29 points (12-24 FG), 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals as against the latter's 32 points (12-17 FG), 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.
    In the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Anthony scored 21 points to go with 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in the Knicks' series-clinching 88-80 Game 6 victory against the Boston Celtics in their first-round playoff series.
    More Details Hide Details It was the Knicks' first playoff series win since 2000 (during the time of Patrick Ewing and Latrell Sprewell). Anthony averaged a team-high 29.2 ppg in the series. This was the second highest playoff series average of a Knick player against the Celtics, behind Ewing's 31.6 during their 1989–1990 first-round series. In the next round, the Knicks were defeated by the Indiana Pacers in six games.
    He became the 2013 NBA scoring champion with 28.7 ppg after second place scorer and three-time reigning scoring champion Kevin Durant decided to sit out his last regular season game against the Milwaukee Bucks, ending his season with an average of 28.1 ppg.
    More Details Hide Details At the close of the regular season, Anthony was named as the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April, with Stephen Curry earning the Western Conference award. Anthony broke LeBron James' stranglehold on the monthly award, after James had received such honors five times that season.
    On April 15, 2013, Anthony won his 2nd straight Eastern Conference Player of the Week award for games played from April 8 to April 15, 2013, when he led the team to a 3-1 record.
    More Details Hide Details For the week, he averaged a conference-best 32. ppg and a seventh-best 11.5 rpg.
    In 2013, Anthony became the first Knicks player with the highest-selling jersey in the NBA, based on sales at the NBA Store and, since the league started tracking jersey sales in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details On April 11, 2013, the Knicks' 13-game winning streak ended with a loss to the Chicago Bulls, 118-111. Despite the loss, Anthony scored 36 points on top of a season-high 19 rebounds, and he set a franchise record with six straight games with at least 35 points. The following day, the Knicks bounced back with an easy 101-91 victory over the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers. Anthony again led the way with another double-double game of 31 points and 14 rebounds in just under 30 minutes as he sat out the entire fourth quarter for the second time in 3 games.
    On April 9, 2013, Anthony kept up his torrid pace as he once again scored 36 points on 13-21 FG shooting (3-4 from 3-point distance) as he became the first Knick since King to post five consecutive games of at least 35 points in a 120-99 victory over the Washington Wizards.
    More Details Hide Details It was also the team's 51st win, and 13th straight win, and they clinched their first Atlantic Division title since the 1993–1994 season. No NBA player had scored at least 35 points in 5 straight games since Kobe Bryant in the 2006–2007 season.
    On April 8, 2013, Anthony and Minnesota's Nikola Peković were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period April 1–7, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony led the Knicks to a 4-0 record as part of their 12-game winning streak, during which he averaged 41.8 ppg.
    On April 7, 2013, Anthony scored 36 points and 12 rebounds, 9 offensive, as the Knicks tallied their 12th straight win in a 125-120 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
    More Details Hide Details It was the team's 50th win of the season, and it marked the first time they posted that many wins in 13 years. By scoring 36 points to Kevin Durant's 27 points, he overtook the latter in the scoring race, upping his season average to 28.44 to Durant's 28.35 ppg.
    On April 2, 2013, Anthony tied his career high by scoring 50 points in a 102-90 win over the Miami Heat and became the first player in NBA history to record 50+ points with no baskets in the paint.
    More Details Hide Details He followed the next night with 40 points in a 95-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, and then 41 points against the Milwaukee Bucks two days later, becoming the first Knicks player since Bernard King to score 40+ points in three consecutive games. He also became only the third NBA player to score at least 40 points on at least 60% FG shooting in 3 consecutive games, joining King and Michael Jordan.
    On March 31, 2013, Anthony scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a win against the Boston Celtics as he recorded a double-double in consecutive games.
    More Details Hide Details With the victory, the Knicks won the season series against the Celtics (3-1) for the first time since the 2003–04 season.
    On March 29, 2013, Anthony recorded 32 points and 11 rebounds in a 111-102 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
    More Details Hide Details His teammate J. R. Smith scored 37 points in the game.
    On January 30, 2013, in a game against the Orlando Magic, Anthony set the Knicks' team-record with 30 straight 20-point games, breaking the old record set by Richie Guerin (29 games).
    More Details Hide Details Anthony later extended the record to 31 games after he scored 25 points in a 96–86 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks.
    On January 9, 2013, Anthony was suspended for one game without pay for confronting Kevin Garnett after a game on January 7.
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    On January 7, 2013, Anthony received his second Player of the Week citation for games played from December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details During that time, he led the team to a 2-1 record, tallying a league-best 36. ppg. The week was highlighted by a pair of 40-point games, first in a loss to Portland (45 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists) on January 1, and then in a victory over Orlando (40 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists) on January 5.
  • 2012
    Age 27
    On December 3, 2012, Anthony was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the period November 26 to December 2, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details For the said period, Anthony led the Knicks to a 3-1 mark, averaging a league-best 29.5 points, 8. rebounds and 1.3 blocks. Anthony scored over 30 points in two contests. In New York's 106-99 home victory over the Phoenix Suns on Dec. 2, Anthony scored a game-high 34 points, and added six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal.
  • 2011
    Age 26
    The 2011–12 season brought new expectations, as the season would be Anthony's first full season as a Knick.
    More Details Hide Details The Knicks struggled throughout the season, as injuries derailed the team. Anthony himself missed 11 games; during this stretch the Knicks inserted Jeremy Lin as the team's starting point guard. This led to a historic stretch of games by Lin, and a period of basketball hysteria known as Linsanity. However, the team found themselves with an 18–24 record, leading to the resignation of coach Mike D'Antoni. Anthony was assumed to have a role in the coach's departure as he was not a good fit in D'Antoni's high paced offense. Mike Woodson took over for D'Antoni; this led to an improvement in Anthony's play as he was more suited for Woodson's halfcourt offense. On Easter Day, Anthony had arguably his best game in a Knicks uniform as he scored 43 points and hit two clutch three pointers in a victory over the Chicago Bulls. Under Woodson, the Knicks finished the season at 18–6, a vast improvement from the 18–24 record they had under D'Antoni.
    On February 22, 2011, Anthony, along with point guard Chauncey Billups, were traded to the New York Knicks in a multi-player deal also involving the Minnesota Timberwolves.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony chose to wear number 7 with the Knicks, as his former number 15 was retired by the Knicks for Earl Monroe and Dick McGuire. Anthony's first game with the Knicks was a 114–108 win against the Milwaukee Bucks in which he scored 27 points and had 10 rebounds and an assist. After Anthony's acquisition the Knicks qualified for the playoffs as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, and were matched up against the Boston Celtics. During the series the Knicks struggled with injuries as Amar'e Stoudemire and Chauncey Billups both went down. In game 2 of the NBA playoffs in Boston, Anthony tied a playoff career high with 42 points and also had 17 rebounds and 6 assists in a Knicks loss. The Knicks ended up losing to the Boston Celtics in 4 games in the first round of the playoffs.
    He returned to the lineup in a game against the Kings on January 1, 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 25
    Anthony and La La were married by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010 at Cipriani's in New York City before 320 guests.
    More Details Hide Details The ceremony was filmed by VH1 for use in a reality series on the couple, titled La La's Full Court Wedding. Anthony resides on the Upper West Side. In 2004, Anthony was cited for marijuana possession, after inspectors at Denver International Airport found marijuana in his backpack. Charges were later dropped after Anthony's friend, James Cunningham, of St. Louis, signed an affidavit taking responsibility for the marijuana. That same year, Anthony appeared in a video entitled, Stop Snitchin', which warned that residents of Baltimore who collaborated with the police would face violence. Anthony later distanced himself from this video. In 2006, Anthony's friend, Tyler Brandon Smith, was pulled over in Anthony's vehicle and cited for marijuana possession and three traffic violations. Later that year, he was involved in the infamous Knicks–Nuggets brawl during a game at Madison Square Garden. He was suspended for 15 games as a result.
    In December 2010, Anthony missed five games, including a game on Christmas Day due to the death of his sister Michelle.
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    He also hit game-winning jumper at the buzzer against the Bulls on November 26, 2010.
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    On November 15, 2010, Anthony had 20 points and a career-high 22 rebounds for the first 20–20 game of his career against the Phoenix Suns.
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    The 2010–11 season began with speculation, as several sources reported that Anthony had requested a trade.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony refused to sign a proposed contract extension the Nuggets had offered him. Sources also reported that Anthony's preferred destination was the New York Knicks, with other teams such as the New Jersey Nets, Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks said to be interested. Anthony's trade request was not initially fulfilled, and he began the season on the Nuggets' roster.
    On March 26, 2010, Anthony made a game-winning shot at the buzzer, after missing his first attempt, against the Toronto Raptors.
    More Details Hide Details The Nuggets concluded the 2009–10 regular season with a 53–29 record and the Northwest Division title for the second straight season facing the Utah Jazz in the first-round. In Game 1, Anthony scored a playoff-career high 42 points. This also matched a franchise-playoff high for scoring in a single playoff game, tied with Alex English. However, the Nuggets lost the series to the Utah Jazz 4–2, with Anthony averaging a playoff career-high 30.7 points per game, along with 8.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2. steals.
    On January 21, 2010, Anthony was named as a starter for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game leading the Western Conference ballots in votes for forwards.
    More Details Hide Details This was Anthony's third All-Star appearance and second as a starter. He finished the game with a team-high 27 points and 10 rebounds, in a losing effort as the team bowed to the Eastern Conference team. In the team's first game after the All-Star Game, the Nuggets visited the Cleveland Cavaliers in a highly anticipated game with the Cavaliers having a 13-game winning streak. While LeBron James posted a triple-double of 43 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists, Anthony compiled 40 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in an overtime win as Anthony nailed a jumper over the outstretched arms of James with just 1.9 seconds left in the game, ending the Cavaliers' win streak.
  • 2009
    Age 24
    In the opening two games of the 2009–10 season, Anthony totaled 71 points, scoring 30 points in the home opener and 41 the next night, in wins against division rivals Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers respectively.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony became one of three players in the Nuggets' history to open with 70 or more points through two games—tied with Nick Van Exel with 71 points—surpassed only by Alex English who did it twice, in 1985 (79) and 1988 (74). It was also only the second time since 1987 that the Nuggets started the season 2–0. In their third game, Anthony scored 42 points, a game after his 41-point explosion against the Blazers, becoming the first Nugget to have scored back-to-back 40-point games since Michael Adams did it in 1991. It was the first time they went 3–0 since 1985. In the month of November, Anthony was named the NBA player of the week and Western Conference Player of the Month, leading the Nuggets to a 12–5 start. In the fifteenth regular season game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony entered the game leading the league in points per game (30.2) and was the only player in the league to score at least 20 points in every game. He finished the game with 22 points which was his fifteenth consecutive game with at least 20 points breaking the previous franchise record of 14 straight set by English. The following game, Anthony scored a career-high 50 points in a home game against the New York Knicks while teammate Chauncey Billups added 32 points in the game, making them only the third duo in NBA history to score at least 50 and 30 points respectively.
    After losing in 5 straight playoff appearances (2004–2008), on April 29, 2009, Anthony won his first playoff series when the Nuggets beat the New Orleans Hornets at home 107–86 where Anthony finished with a playoff career high 34 points and 4 steals.
    More Details Hide Details In a post-game conference Anthony said "Yeah, finally.. Took me 5 years to get that gorilla off my back, it's a great feeling." The Nuggets beat the Hornets in five games in the first round of the playoffs and proceeded to beat the Dallas Mavericks 4–1 in the conference semifinals with Anthony scoring 30 points in a solid game 5 performance. In the third game of the semifinals, Anthony made a last second three-point shot to give the Nuggets the win after being down by 2 points (103–105). Denver advanced to the conference finals for the first time since 1985 but was eliminated, 4–2, by the eventual NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers on his birthday.
    In January 2009, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame selected Anthony as its professional athlete of the year for 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He and wrestler Henry Cejudo, also a 2008 gold medalist, were chosen to be the special award headliners for the induction banquet held on April 14, 2009. In spring 2012, Anthony guest starred in several episodes of the Showtime series Nurse Jackie as a professional baseball player going through drug rehab. He, along with Dwight Howard and Scottie Pippen, also appeared in the 2013 Chinese film Amazing, a joint venture between the NBA and Shanghai Film Group Corporation. In 2014, Anthony made a brief cameo appearance in the eighth episode of the seventh and final season FX series Sons of Anarchy as a henchman to series antagonist Moses Cartwright.
    Anthony returned from injury and to the Nuggets starting lineup on January 30, 2009 in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats in which he scored 19 points.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony was suspended for one game by the Nuggets for staying on the court and refusing to leave the game after coach George Karl benched him during a game against the Pacers. The Nuggets won the Northwest Division and placed 2nd in the Western Conference, finishing the season with a franchise record-tying 54 wins (54–28 overall). Anthony averaged 22.8 ppg and made a career high 37.1% of his shots from three-point range.
    On January 4, 2009, Anthony broke a bone in his hand in a game against the Indiana Pacers.
    More Details Hide Details He opted to have the hand splinted rather than have surgery; his recovery time was estimated at three to four weeks. He had already missed three games in late December with a sore elbow.
  • 2008
    Age 23
    On December 10, 2008, in a 116–105 home win over the Timberwolves, Anthony tied George Gervin for the most points scored in one quarter in NBA history by scoring 33 points in the third quarter.
    More Details Hide Details Gervin had set the record when he was competing against David Thompson for the scoring title on the last day of the 1977–78 season. Anthony shot 12 of 15 (80%) in the third quarter and finished the game with 45 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. The record was broken in January 2015 by Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.
    On January 24, 2008, Anthony was named to his second consecutive NBA All-Star Game—his first as a starter.
    More Details Hide Details He finished as the leading vote-getter among Western Conference forwards (1,723,701 votes) and second in overall voting to Kobe Bryant (2,004,940 votes) among all Western Conference players. On February 8, Anthony scored a then career-high 49 points in a 111–100 home win over the Washington Wizards. He had a field goal percentage of .760 on a 19-of-25 shooting effort, and his shooting percentage was the second highest in the last 13 years for a player who took 25 or more shots in a game (Bryant was first with a .769 field goal percentage on a 20-of-26 shooting effort, in a 99–94 road victory over the Houston Rockets on December 21, 2000). On March 27, in a home win over the Dallas Mavericks, Anthony scored his 9,000th career point. He played in 77 games during the regular season, finishing as the NBA's fourth-leading scorer with 25.7 points per game, and had career-highs in rebounds per game (7.4) and steals per game (1.3). He tied his career-high in blocks per game (.5), and ended the season with 3.4 assists per game, which was the second-best mark of his career.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    Anthony was also a member of Team USA during the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.
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    On February 2, 2007, Anthony and teammate J. R. Smith were involved in a minor car accident.
    More Details Hide Details Neither player was injured in the collision. The only information released by the team was that the car Smith was driving belonged to Anthony. Three days later, Anthony recorded his first career triple-double, with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, in a 113–108 loss to the Phoenix Suns. When the reserves for the Western Conference All-Star team were announced, Anthony was not included on the roster. However, with Yao Ming and Carlos Boozer out with injuries, NBA commissioner David Stern chose Anthony as a replacement (along with Josh Howard). Anthony scored 20 points with 9 rebounds in his All-Star debut. Anthony was the first Denver Nugget to be named an All-Star since Antonio McDyess in 2001. Anthony won Player of the Week honors three times during the season (November 20–26; November 27 – December 3; and February 5–11), and received Player of the Month honors for April, after leading the Nuggets to a 10–1 record for the month and into sixth place in the final regular season standings of the Western Conference. Anthony finished the season as the league's second leading scorer behind Bryant, with an average of 28.9 ppg, while adding 6. rpg, 3.8 apg and 1.2 spg. He was named to All-NBA Third Team for the second straight year, along with Miami's Dwyane Wade, Detroit's Chauncy Billups, Minnesota's Kevin Garnett and Orlando's Dwight Howard.
  • 2006
    Age 21
    In the gold medal game, the United States defeated 2006 World Champion Spain, with Anthony scoring 13 points.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony posted averages of 11.5 ppg (92 points/8 games), 4.3 rpg (34 rebounds/8 games) and 1. spg (8 steals/8 games). Anthony, along with LeBron James, also participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London. It was his third straight Olympiad (2004, 2008, 2012), as he joined James and David Robinson (1988, 1992, 1996) as the only American basketball players to play in three Olympiads. Anthony played in all 8 games, serving as Team USA's sixth man. He posted averages of 16.3 ppg (130 points), 4.8 rpg (38 rebounds), 1.3 apg (10 assists) and .5 spg (4 steals), built around 50% shooting from 3 PT range (23–46), 53% FG shooting (46–86) and 79% FT (15–19). In a 156–73 victory over Nigeria, Anthony connected on 10–12 3-point attempts, both US Olympic records for made and attempted shots, on the way to 37 points, another Team USA record (breaking the 31 of Stephon Marbury set in the 2004 edition). Team USA won the gold medal as they defended their 2008 title against Spain, winning 107–100. Anthony's 16.3 ppg average was the second best for Team USA behind Kevin Durant's record-setting 156 points (19.5 ppg). Anthony's 23 made 3-point shots was second-best to Durant's record 34 as they both broke the previous Team USA record of 17 made 3-point shots.
    He also took home Player of the Week honors for March 13, 2006 – March 19, 2006.
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    On March 17, 2006, versus the Memphis Grizzlies, he scored 33 points to push his career point total over the 5,000 mark.
    More Details Hide Details Also, in doing so, he became the second youngest player to accomplish that feat (behind LeBron James). As the month of March came to a close, the Nuggets finished 11–5, and Anthony was named as the NBA Player of the Month for March.
    On January 16, 2006, Anthony was chosen as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year after his performance at the FIBA World Championship.
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    In 2006, Anthony was named co-captain (along with James and Wade) of Team USA at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.
    More Details Hide Details The team won the bronze medal. On August 23, 2006, Anthony set the U.S. scoring record in a game with 35 points against Italy in the said FIBA tournament. The record was previously held by Kenny Anderson with 34 points in 1990. Anthony was named to the FIBA World Championship All-Tournament Team, posting averages of 19.9 ppg (led team), 3.7 rpg and 1.6 apg.
    He made shots in the final 22 seconds against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 18, 2006, and the Philadelphia 76ers on March 9, which gave the Nuggets leads they would never lose.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony was named to the All-NBA Third Team for the season, alongside Phoenix' Shawn Marion, Houston's Yao Ming, Philadelphia's Allen Iverson and Washington's Gilbert Arenas. The Nuggets finished the season in third place, winning the Northwest Division for the first time in Anthony's career. Denver faced the sixth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs. The Clippers held home court advantage in the series, due to ending the regular season with a better record (Denver finished 44–38; Los Angeles finished 47–35). The Clippers won the first two games of the series on their home floor. The Nuggets split their games at home in Denver (winning game three; losing game four). Denver then lost game five at Los Angeles, which eliminated the Nuggets from the playoffs. After the season, Anthony signed a 5-year, $80 million extension with the Nuggets.
    During the season, Anthony made five game-winning shots in the last five seconds: at Houston on January 8, 2006; at home versus Phoenix on January 10; at Minnesota on February 24; at Indiana on March 15; at home versus the Los Angeles Lakers on April 6.
    More Details Hide Details All five of those game-winners were made on jump shots, while the shot against Minnesota was a three-point field goal. Anthony also made a shot in the final seconds to force overtime vs. the Dallas Mavericks on January 6.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    On November 23, 2005, with the Nuggets facing the two-time defending Eastern Conference Champion Detroit Pistons, Anthony hauled down his 1,000th career rebound.
    More Details Hide Details A month later, Anthony recorded a then career-high 45 points in a losing effort against the Philadelphia 76ers.
    Anthony played and started in 80 games during the 2005–06 season.
    More Details Hide Details He averaged 26.5 ppg (8th, NBA), 2.7 apg, 4.9 rpg and 1.1 spg. His eighth-place finish in NBA scoring was the highest finish by a Denver player since the 1990–91 season, when Nuggets guard Michael Adams finished the season sixth in NBA scoring.
  • 2004
    Age 19
    In 2004, Anthony became engaged to Alani "La La" Vazquez.
    More Details Hide Details Their son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, was born on March 7, 2007.
    On December 4, 2004, versus the Miami Heat, Anthony became the third-youngest player in NBA history to reach 2,000 career points.
    More Details Hide Details Only James and Bryant were younger when they reached that plateau. Anthony played again in the Got Milk? Rookie Challenge, this time suiting up for the sophomore squad. In front of his home fans of Denver (who were hosting the 2005 All-Star Game), Anthony scored a game-high 31 points to go along with 5 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals, en route to becoming the MVP of the game. With Anthony's help, the Nuggets improved their season record by six games from the previous season, ending with a mark of 49–33. The Nuggets finished seventh place in the Western Conference (one spot higher than they finished the previous season). Denver faced the second-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round, winning the first game in San Antonio, 93–87. However, the eventual NBA champion Spurs won the next four games, eliminating the Nuggets from the playoffs.
    On March 30, 2004, he scored 41 points against the Seattle SuperSonics to set a new Denver Nuggets franchise record for most points in a game by a rookie.
    More Details Hide Details He also became the second-youngest player (19 years, 305 days) to score at least 40 points in a game in NBA history. After winning the Rookie of the Month award for the Western Conference in the month of April, Anthony became the fourth player in NBA history to capture all six of the Rookie of the Month awards in a season. The others to do so were David Robinson, Tim Duncan and fellow rookie LeBron James. Anthony was also named NBA Player of the Week twice (March 10, 2004 – March 14, 2004 and April 6, 2004 – April 10, 2004) and was a unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selection. Anthony averaged 21. ppg during the season, which was more than any other rookie. Anthony was second in the NBA Rookie of the Year voting, finishing as the runner-up to the Cavaliers rookie standout, James.
    On February 13, 2004, Anthony participated in the Got Milk?
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    On February 9, 2004, against the Memphis Grizzlies, Anthony became the third-youngest player to reach the 1,000-point plateau in NBA history with a 20-point effort in an 86–83 win.
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  • 2003
    Age 18
    He made his NBA regular season debut on October 29, 2003, in an 80–72 home win against the San Antonio Spurs.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony finished the night with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. In just his sixth career NBA game (November 7 versus the Los Angeles Clippers), Anthony scored 30 points, becoming the second youngest player in NBA history to score 30 points or more in a game (19 years, 151 days; Kobe Bryant was the youngest). It was the fewest number of games a Nuggets rookie took to score 30 points in a contest since the ABA–NBA merger.
    Anthony's NBA career began on June 26, 2003, when he was chosen 3rd overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets.
    More Details Hide Details He was selected behind LeBron James (1st overall, Cleveland Cavaliers) and Darko Miličić (2nd overall, Detroit Pistons).
    Anthony said that he originally planned to stay at Syracuse for two to three seasons, but having already accomplished everything he set out to do, he chose to abandon his collegiate career (with Boeheim's blessing) and declared himself eligible for the 2003 NBA draft.
    More Details Hide Details Some of Anthony's highlights in his time with Syracuse include being named Second-Team All-American by the Associated Press as a freshman, leading his team to a 30–5 record, capturing the school's first ever NCAA title and being the consensus pick for NCAA Freshman of the Year. He was also named to the All-Big East First Team and was the consensus selection for the Big East Conference Freshman of the Year as so as unanimous selection for Big East All Rookie Team.
    He helped guide the Orangemen to their first ever NCAA tournament title in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He led the team in scoring, rebounding, minutes played (36.4 minutes per game), field goals made and free throws made and attempted. Anthony's 33-point outburst against the University of Texas in the Final Four set an NCAA tournament record for most points by a freshman. In the championship game against the University of Kansas, Anthony had 20 points and 10 rebounds. For his efforts during the NCAA tournament, Anthony earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player Award. Afterwards, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim described Anthony as " by far, the best player in college basketball. It wasn't even close. Nobody was even close to him last year in college basketball. That's the bottom line".
    Anthony then entered the 2003 NBA draft where he was selected with the third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets.
    More Details Hide Details Since entering the NBA, Anthony has been named an All-Star nine times and an All-NBA Team member six times. While playing for Denver, he led the Nuggets to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010, winning two division titles in that span. In 2009, Anthony led the Nuggets to their first Conference Finals appearance since 1985. In 2011, he was traded from Denver to the New York Knicks just days prior to the NBA trade deadline. On January 24, 2014, against the Charlotte Bobcats, Anthony set the Madison Square Garden and Knicks' single-game scoring record with a career-high 62 points. Anthony has been a member of the USA Olympic basketball team a record four times, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and gold medals at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics. He is the United States Olympic men's national basketball team all-time leading scorer, leader in rebounds and games played.
  • 2002
    Age 17
    He was a member of the bronze-medal winning Team USA at the 2002 4th Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament held in La Asunción, Margarita, Venezuela.
    More Details Hide Details He started all five contests and averaged a team-best 15.6 ppg despite playing an average of just 22.2 minutes an outing. His 6.2 rebound mark ranked second on the club behind Chris Bosh. He also averaged 1.8 apg, 1.2 spg and .2 bpg. Anthony had 15 points and nine rebounds in a first-round win against Dominican Republic. He had 21 points and seven boards in 21 minutes versus Mexico, another Team USA triumph. He keyed a 75–73 victory against Argentina with a team-leading 23 points. In a two-point semifinal loss to host Venezuela, Anthony contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds. Team USA earned the bronze by beating Argentina, 71–65. The squad was coached by Oregon mentor Ernie Kent. Anthony had previous USA Basketball experience as a participant in the 2001 Youth Development Festival.
    Anthony played one season at Syracuse University, during the 2002–2003 season, where he averaged 22.2 points (16th in the NCAA, 4th in the Big East) and 10. rebounds (19th in the NCAA, 3rd in the Big East, 1st among NCAA Division I freshmen).
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    His performances at the high school All-Star games, helped lift his reputation with HoopScoop ranking him as the nation's No. 1 high school senior in the class of 2002, ranked 2nd by College Basketball News and 3rd by All-Star Sports.
    More Details Hide Details Due to his struggles with the ACT, his family and friends wondered whether Anthony would forget about his college plans to attend Syracuse and move on to the NBA. He had yet to produce the minimum score of 18; however, in late April Anthony got a 19 and decided to stick with college and prepared for his freshman year at Syracuse. In April 2009, he was named to the ESPN RISE's all-decade team and was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All-Americans in January 2012.
    He was selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic, scoring a game-high 27 points, and the 2002 McDonald's All-American Game, where he played on the same team with two future New York Knicks teammates, Raymond Felton and Amar'e Stoudemire.
    More Details Hide Details In that game, he scored 19 points and won the Sprite Slam Jam dunk contest.
  • 2001
    Age 16
    During the summer of 2001, Anthony led an AAU Baltimore Select team to the Final Four of the Adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony attracted attention from the NBA by averaging 25.2 points a game in the tournament, which was also attended by Amar'e Stoudemire (who was already being touted as a future lottery pick). Anthony played at the USA Basketball Youth Development Festival where he helped the East Team win the silver medal. He tied LeBron James for the tournament scoring lead at 24 points per game and shot 66 percent from the field. It was there that Anthony and James struck up a friendship. Oak Hill Academy entered the 2001–02 campaign boasting a 42-game winning streak. The team's first tournament win came in The Les Schwab Invitational against Mater Dei High School from Santa Ana, California, with Anthony winning the tournament MVP. Oak Hill won two more big-time tournaments, including the Nike Academy National Invitational where they knocked off then-No. 1 Westchester High School 77–61 in the final, and an anticipated game against St. Vincent – St. Mary High School of Akron, Ohio, where he was matched up with high school phenom LeBron James. James scored 36 points, while Anthony scored 34 points and 11 rebounds to lead Oak Hill to a 72–66 win. The team ended the season ranked third in the country at 32–1, with their only loss coming in a rematch against Mater Dei, which ended their unbeaten streak at 67. He averaged 21.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4. assists during his senior year at Oak Hill and named a USA Today All-USA First Team and a Parade First-Team All-American.
  • 2000
    Age 15
    Anthony first thought of Virginia's Hargrave Military Academy but after talking to Steve Smith, the head coach at basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, he eventually transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia—winner of the USA Today 2000–01 high school championship—for his senior campaign.
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  • 1999
    Age 14
    Anthony commuted to Towson Catholic High School for his first three years of high school. During the summer of 1999, Anthony grew five inches into the frame of a 6–5 swingman.
    More Details Hide Details He suddenly became one of the area's top players and made a name for himself in the area, being named The Baltimore Suns metro player of the year in 2001, as well as Baltimore Catholic League player of the year. During his sophomore year, he averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Towson Catholic surged to a record of 26–3 and finished third in the state tournament. Anthony enjoyed a successful high school basketball career as a junior, almost doubling his numbers in scoring and rebounds, averaging 23 points and 10.3 rebounds. Despite his successful year, Anthony was distracted by all of the attention, and was suspended on several occasions for skipping classes. He barely registered a blip on the radars of pro scouts with his skinny frame and lack of strength; many scouts felt that he was not ready for the physical demands of the NBA. In the end, Towson Catholic fell short of the state title, although he was named Baltimore's County Player of the Year, All-Metropolitan Player of the Year and Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year.
  • 1984
    Born on May 29, 1984.
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