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Carmelo Anthony biography

Date of birth : 1984-05-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-08-04
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, currently plays for the Denver Nuggets, launched the Melo5 - a basketball shoe

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Carmelo Anthony, nicknamed "Melo", is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Career history:
2003–2011 Denver Nuggets
2011–present New York Knicks

CAREER:
Has made 11 game-winning shots in the final 10 seconds in his career (10 of which have come in the regular season) … Ranks 4th on the Nuggets all-time scoring list (10,768) … Has 59 career double-doubles (four with points/assists) and one career triple-double … Has scored at least 30 points in 115 games and 40 or more 10 times … 2008-09: Appeared in 66 games, averaging 22.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg and 3.4 apg in 34.5 mpg … Selected to the 2008-09 All-NBA Third Team … Tied for seventh in the NBA in scoring … Scored in double figures 65 times, scoring 20 or more 44 times, 30 or more 13 times and 40+ twice … Pulled down 10+ rebounds 11 times and had one double-digit assist game … Posted 12 double-doubles … Led the Nuggets in scoring 32 times, rebounds 20 times and assists four times … Shot a career-best .371 (63-170) from three-point range … Had 43 points, 11 rebounds and hit the go-ahead basket with 12 seconds left at Dallas on 3/27 … Missed one game (3/3) while serving a team suspension … Moved into fourth on the Nuggets all-time scoring list past Ralph Simpson at Milwaukee on 2/22 (now has 10,768 career points) … Pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds at Philadelphia on 2/18 … Registered 32 points and a career-high 11 assists at Oklahoma City on 2/4 … Made his 10th career game-winning shot in the final 10 seconds at Oklahoma City on 2/4, connecting on a driving lay-up with 5.3 seconds remaining in the Nuggets 114-113 win … Scored his 10,000th career point at Oklahoma City on 2/4, becoming the third youngest player in NBA history to reach the 10,000-point plateau (behind only LeBron James and Kobe Bryant) … Made the game-winning shot at Oklahoma City on 1/2, connecting on a three-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining in the Nuggets 122-120 win … Notched a season-high 45 points, 11 rebounds and four steals vs. Minnesota on 12/10 … Exploded for 33 points in the third quarter alone vs. Minnesota on 12/10 to break the Nuggets franchise record (David Thompson had 32 on 4/9/78) and tie the NBA record for points scored in a single quarter (George Gervin also had 33 on 4/9/78) … Became only the fourth player in NBA history to score 31 or more points in a quarter (joining Gervin, Thompson and Wilt Chamberlain)

COLLEGE:
Named Second Team All-America by AP as a freshman in 2002-03 … Led Syracuse to a 30-5 record and the school’s first NCAA Championship in men’s basketball … Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 Final Four and East Regional … Consensus national Freshman of the Year … Unanimous choice as Big East Conference Freshman of the Year and was an All-Big East First Team selection … Averaged 22.2 ppg (16th in nation) and 10.0 rpg (19th in nation) … In the national championship game victory over Kansas, he scored 20 points, adding 10 rebounds and seven assists … In Final Four win over Texas, exploded for a season-high 33 points and 14 rebounds.

Career highlights and awards:

4× NBA All-Star (2007–2008, 2010–2011)
All-NBA Second Team (2010)
3× All-NBA Third Team (2006–2007, 2009)
NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (2005)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2004)
NCAA Basketball Tournament MOP (2003)
NCAA Champion (2003)

PERSONAL:

Full name is Carmelo Kyam Anthony … Son of Mary Anthony … Has two brothers and a sister … Is a fan of the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Longhorns football … At Oak Hill Academy, was named First Team All-America by USA Today and PARADE and was named to the McDonald’s All-American Team … Released a children’s book in 2004 entitled “It’s Just the Beginning” … Featured on the cover of EA Sports’ NBA Live 2005 and NCAA March Madness 2004 basketball video games … Has appeared on the cover numerous magazines including Sports Illustrated twice … Has also been featured on the cover of ESPN the Magazine twice, including once with one of his favorite rappers, Jay-Z … Annually releases a top-selling signature sneaker with Brand Jordan … Established the Carmelo Anthony Foundation (CAF) in 2005 … Is a major contributor to the Family Resource Centers of Colorado … Has hosted “A Very Melo Christmas” each year in Denver where hundreds of kids participated in a festive holiday party … Donated $1,000 to Asian Tsunami relief efforts for each point scored vs. San Antonio (1/8/05) and Houston (1/9/05), totaling $35,000 … Played in the NBA Players Hurricane Relief Game on 9/11/05 with proceeds benefiting Hurricane Katrina victims … Also matched contributions up to $100,000 received by Habitat for Humanity International’s Operation Home Delivery, a rebuilding program to help families impacted by Hurricane Katrina … Ranked in the top 10 of the “Giving Back 30” report in 2006, which tracks the charity work and donations of celebrities and athletes .


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