JockBio Vital Stats
  • New York Knicks • Forward • #7
  • Height: 6' 8"
• Weight: 230 • Born: 5/29/84
  • During Carmelo’s freshman year at Syracuse, fans hoping to convince him to remain at school wore t-shirts that read, “Real Men Stay for Two Years.”
  • Carmelo was the first McDonald’s All-American to play for Syracuse since John Wallace in 1992.
  • Carmelo was named Big East rookie of the week 10 times in the 2002-03 season, surpassing the mark set by Georgetown’s Allen Iverson.
  • Carmelo's 33-point outburst against Texas in the Final Four set an NCAA tournament record for most points by a freshman. He also broke the Syracuse freshman mark for single-game scoring, previously held by Lawrence Moten (32 points in 1992 against Pittsburgh).
  • In 2005–06, Carmelo became the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach 5,000 points.
  • Carmelo’s two runs of six straight 30-point games in 2006–07 tied the team record set by Alex English.
  • Carmelo got his first triple-double in a 2007 game against the Phoenix Suns.
  • Carmelo torched the Washington Wizards for 49 points in a 2008 game, hitting 19 of 25 shots from the floor. It was one of the highest shooting percentages ever for a player taking 25 or more shots in a game.
  • In a 2008 game against the Minnesota T-Wolves, Carmelo scored 33 points in the third quarter. This tied George Gervin for the most points ever in a quarter.
  • in 2009-10, Carmelo became the first Nugget since Michael Adams in 1991 to have back-to-back 40-point games.
  • When Carmelo and Chauncey Billups scored 50 points and 32 points against the New York Knicks in a 2009–10 game, they became just the third duo in NBA history to reach those levels in the same contest.
  • Carmelo brought down a career-best 18 rebounds in a 2009-10 game against the New Orleans Hornets.
  • Carmelo chose number 7 with the Knicks. Number 15 had already been retired by the team. Earl Monroe and Dick McGuire had both worn that number.
  • Carmelo was voted to the East All-Star team in his first two full seasons with the Knicks.
  • Carmelo was the Knicks’ second NBA scoring champion. The first was Bernard King (1984–85) .
  • Carmelo was named to the All-NBA Second Team for 2009-10.
  • One of Carmelo’s best friends is LeBron James. The two met in 2001 at a USA Basketball festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Carmelo, James, and David Robinson are the only players to suit up for Team USA in three straight Olympics.
  • When Carmelo traveled to the island of Margarita in Venezuela with Team USA to the Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament in the summer of 2002, he didn’t develop a taste for South American cuisine. Neither did his teammates. They were relieved when they found a McDonald’s in a neighboring town.
  • Carmelo’s list of favorite things includes the movie Scarface, University of Texas football and his BMW luxury sedan. He also has a Shar-pei named Stoney.
  • Carmelo signed a groundbreaking e-commerce deal with Beckett.com, which allows him to sell his memorabilia directly to consumers via Beckett.com and www.carmeloanthony.net. Currently, his trading cards sell for as much as $500.
  • Carmelo is a member of Team Jordan, a select group of athletes chosen to represent a division of Nike known as Jordan. Others on the roster include Derek Jeter, Roy Jones Jr., Randy Moss, Michael Finley and Warren Sapp.
  • Carmelo is big fan of mob movies. Among his favorites are The Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino and Scarface.
  • Carmelo's home in Denver includes a 10-seat theater and a batting cage.
  • Carmelo and girlfriend La La Vasquez had a son, Kiyan, in 2007. They were married in New York City in July of 2010.
  • In 2007, Carmelo donated $3 million to his alma mater to build a basketball practice facility. Syracuse named it the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center.
  • In 2008, Carmelo launched the Melo5, a basketball shoe made by Jordan Brand.
  • Carmelo appeared on the HBO series "Nurse Jackie" as a baseball player going through rehab.

 


 

 


Allen Iverson, 2003 Topps

 

 


Alex English, 1989 Fleer

 


Bernard King,
autographed photo

 

 


LeBron James,
2003 Sports Illustrated


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