Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player who was born in Brooklyn. He is one of the most famous NBA players and plays for the New York Knicks. Anthony has earned the title of NBA All-Star ten times. He has been an All-NBA Team member six times.
Carmelo Anthony was born on May 29, 1984, in Red Hook, New York. He was born to his mother, Mary Anthony and she died of cancer when he was just two years old. He moved with his father to Baltimore when he was just eight. Anthony went to Townson Catholic School and completed his high school from there.
Anthony is 6’5 tall and he is one of the top players and was named as The Baltimore Sun’s metro player of the year. He went to Syracuse University for one year and planned to become a pro. He entered the NBA draft and started his career from there. He played for the Syracuse Orange in college and also won a national championship in the year 2003. Anthony was given the title of the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
Pro Basketball Career
Carmelo was chosen by the NBA draft and played in the team Denver Nuggets. Anthony played for the first seven seasons in the team Denver Nuggets and spent one season playing for Syracuse. Anthony played basketball for the Nuggets from the year 2003 to 2011 and then started to play for the New York Knicks. He joined the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017. Anthony scored 62 points in one game and set a new record of Knicks’ single-game record.
Anthony signed a contract for $2.4 million dollar contract with the team Houston Rockets. Carmelo continued to play for the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls till the 2018-2019 season, earning $2.4 million. He signed a deal on November 19, 2019, and in 2020, his contract became fully guaranteed.
Salary and Net Worth
Carmelo Anthony has an estimated net worth of $160 million dollars. Carmelo Anthony’s salary was peaked at $26 million in the year 2017-2018 seasons. He has an annual salary of $9 million by doing endorsements. He made a contract with the New York Knicks which was worth $80 million over 5 years. Carmelo Anthony also earned $33 million from his yearly salary and endorsements. His salary broken down as such:
- $53 million from the Nuggets (2,775 days on the team)
- $136 million from the Knicks (2,404 days)
- $26 million from the Thunder (297 days)
- $25.5 million from the Hawks (27 days)
- $182,000 from the Rockets (94 days)
Carmelo got married to the MTV personality La La Vasquez in July 2010. The couple got engaged in 2004. They have a son together who is named Kiyan Carmelo Anthony. Their son was born in March 2007. According to the reports La La moved out and the couple parted their ways and separated. They had an “on-again, off-again” relationship but La La and Anthony were good parents to their child. Anthony was arrested by the police in charge of driving under the influence.