Carmelo Anthony is known as a former NBA professional basketball player. In his long career, he ended up a standout amongst the most productive scorers in NBA history. He quickly rose to the top when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 2003.
Carmelo Kyam Anthony was born on May 29, 1984, in Brooklyn, New York. He was brought up in Baltimore, Maryland and encountered a rough youth because of his poor neighborhood. When he was 2, his father, Carmelo Iriarte, passed on after a bout with liver failure. His father’s passing left the task of raising him and his three siblings in the hands of his mom, Mary. She tried to support her children as a single mother by working as a maid.
Mary kept her children on a short rope. She pushed Carmelo in particular to focus on his schoolwork above everything else. While Anthony started playing ball at a youthful age, it wasn't until he was cut from his high school squad as a first year recruit that he started to truly concentrate on his dreams and passion.
In a stacked incoming draft class that featured LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, nicknamed "Melo" was chosen third by the Denver Nuggets. During his 2003-04 rookie season, the 19-year-old Anthony was named to the All-Rookie team, averaging 21 points and six rebounds per game.
The 6'8" forward has turned out to be one of the league’s incredible scorers. On December 10, 2008, in a game against Minnesota, Anthony tied a NBA record when he scored 33 points in a single quarter which was just one of the records he had in his great NBA run.
Carmelo started dating MTV media personality, La La in 2004. The couple was honored with a child named Kiyan Carmelo Anthony on March 7, 2007. The two love birds got married later in 2010. They had a nice ceremony at the Cipriani's in New York.
After 7 long years of marriage, the couple decided to divorce and part their ways. A source close to La La told the Daily Mail about the split, “They have been fighting for about a year. The marriage has always been a rocky one, so this is no surprise. Melo’s tagline was, ‘She’s married, I’m not.’ That’s how he would justify it. His attitude is that all professional athletes do it, and many of them do. La La has put up with a lot.”
Last Modified: 16 Mar, 2019