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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Athlete
  • Birthday:  May 24, 1984

Carmelo Anthony is a former professional basketball player.

Regarded as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, Anthony was a part of the legendary 2003 NBA Draft class. He was the No. 3 overall pick of the Denver Nuggets – behind LeBron James and Darko Milicic and in front of Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. He played seven full seasons with the Nuggets before he was traded to the New York Knicks in the middle of his eighth in one of the biggest blockbuster deals in the organization’s history. He then went on to also play for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers.

The 10-time NBA All-Star has collected myriad accolades throughout his career, including ranking ninth on the league's all-time scoring list and securing six All-NBA selections and the scoring title in 2013. He was also voted on the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team — a list made up of the best players in the league's history.

In addition to his stellar NBA career, Anthony won a national championship with Syracuse University and earned three gold medals with Team USA in the Olympics.

Carmelo Anthony was married actress La La Vasquez in July 2010; but the two separated in 2017. The pair share one child, a son named Kiyan.

In May 2023, Anthony announced his retirement from the NBA.

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