Carmelo Kyam Anthony nickname "Melo", is an American professional Basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He was born May 29, 1984 (age 29) and raised in Brookyln New York in Baltimore by his mother Mary Anthony and his Father Carmelo Iriate. Carmelo Anthony's ethnicity is Puerto Rican and African American. His mother was African American and his dad was Pueto Rican. He had four siblings sisters Michelle Anthony, Daphne Anthony, and his brothers were Robert Anthony and Wilford Anthony.
He is a well-known and popular player in the NBA. He plays as a small foward but can play as a power foward also. He is an incredible basketball player and to watch. Carmelo Anthony is 6'8' and weighs 235 pound and he went to college at Syracuse.
The reason Carmelo Anthony chose the #7 for the Knicks was because it's his son's birthday (March 7) and it is his high school number.He is an all-star player on the Knicks. He lead as a freshman Syracuse University to the National title in 2003. That same year Carmelo was drafted third overall by the Denver Nuggets, becoming top scorers. After seven-plus seasons in Denver he was traded to the New York Knicks in 2011.
His mother was always there for him because his dad Carmelo Iriate, died of liver failure. Carmelo Anthony began playing basketball at a young age, it wasn't until he was cut from highschool team as a freshman that he started to just seriously focus on his game. By his sophomore year season, Anthony had grown five additional inches and brought to the court level of talent that made him a local star. Since entering the NBA, Anthony has emerged as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. Carmelo Anthony broke the United States Men's Olympic team's record for the most points in a single game when he scored 37 points against Nigeria.
Carmelo Anthony has been playing in the NBA since 2003 so he has been in the NBA for 10 years. Carmelo Anthony is married to Alani Vazquez but is now Alani Anthony and her nickname is "La La. She was born June 25, 1979(age 34). She is 5'6, her race is American and she is from Brookyln New York. He is a very talented Basketball player in the NBA and a lot of the youth look up to this particular player. For information go to wikipedia.