Carme­lo Kyam Antho­ny (born May 29, 1984), nick­named “Melo”, is an Amer­i­can pro­fes­sion­al bas­ket­ball play­er who plays for the New York Knicks of the Nation­al Bas­ket­ball Asso­ci­a­tion (NBA). After a suc­cess­ful high school career at Tow­son Catholic High School and Oak Hill Acad­e­my, Antho­ny attend­ed Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty for col­lege where he led the Orange­men to their first Nation­al Cham­pi­onship in 2003. He earned the tour­na­men­t’s Most Out­stand­ing Play­er award and was named the Most Valu­able Play­er of NCAA East Region­al. After one sea­son at Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty, Antho­ny left col­lege to enter the 2003 NBA Draft, where he was select­ed as the third pick by the Nuggets. He was trad­ed to the Knicks sev­er­al days pri­or to the 2011 trade deadline.

Since enter­ing the NBA, Antho­ny has emerged as one of the most well-known and pop­u­lar play­ers in the league. He was named to the All-Rook­ie team, to the All-Star team six times and to the All-NBA team six times. Antho­ny led the Nuggets to two divi­sion titles and to the play­offs every year from 2004 to 2010. In 2009, he helped the Nuggets advance to the Con­fer­ence Finals for the first time since 1985. As a mem­ber of the USA Nation­al Team, Antho­ny won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. On August 2, 2012, Carme­lo Antho­ny broke the Unit­ed States men’s Olympic team’s record for most points in a sin­gle game when he scored 37 points against Nigeria.

Early life and high school

Antho­ny was born in the Red Hook projects in Brook­lyn, New York City. He was born to a Puer­to Rican father and an African Amer­i­can moth­er. His father, after whom he is named, died of can­cer when Antho­ny was two years old. When Antho­ny turned eight, his fam­i­ly moved to Bal­ti­more, where he honed not only his ath­let­ic skills, but his sur­vival skills. Ken­ny Minor, one of Antho­ny’s child­hood friends, said, “from drugs, to killings, to any­thing you can name that goes on in the rough­est parts of town, we’ve seen and wit­nessed hands on. Those are the things that teach you tough­ness and keep you men­tal­ly focused on your goals.” Sports would serve as an impor­tant diver­sion from the vio­lence and drug deal­ing that were per­va­sive in the hous­ing projects a few blocks from the homes of Antho­ny and his friends.

Antho­ny com­mut­ed to Tow­son Catholic High School for his first three years of high school. Dur­ing the sum­mer of 1999, Antho­ny grew five inch­es into the frame of a 6–5 swing­man. He sud­den­ly became one of the area’s top play­ers and made a name for him­self in the area, being named The Bal­ti­more Sun’s metro play­er of the year in 2001, as well as Bal­ti­more Catholic League play­er of the year. Dur­ing his sopho­more year, he aver­aged 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Tow­son Catholic surged to a record of 26–3 and fin­ished third in the state tour­na­ment. Antho­ny enjoyed a suc­cess­ful high school bas­ket­ball career as a junior, almost dou­bling his num­bers in scor­ing and rebounds, aver­ag­ing 23 points and 10.3 rebounds. Despite his suc­cess­ful year, Antho­ny was dis­tract­ed from by all of the atten­tion, and was sus­pend­ed on sev­er­al occa­sions for skip­ping class­es. He bare­ly reg­is­tered a blip on the radars of pro scouts with his skin­ny frame and lack of strength; many scouts felt that he was not ready for the phys­i­cal demands of the NBA. In the end, Tow­son Catholic fell short of the state title, although he was named Bal­ti­more’s Coun­ty Play­er of the Year, All-Met­ro­pol­i­tan Play­er of the Year and Bal­ti­more Catholic League Play­er of the Year.

After his junior year, Divi­sion I coach­es were lined up to recruit Antho­ny to a school on the East Coast, which includ­ed Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na at Chapel Hill and Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty. In con­trast to con­tem­po­rary prep-to-pro play­ers like Kevin Gar­nett, Jer­maine O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Tra­cy McGrady or Amar’e Stoudemire, he decid­ed to declare ear­ly and announce that he would attend Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty before his senior year. As Antho­ny’s grades dropped under a C aver­age and his scores on the ACT were below accept­able stan­dards, he knew that he need­ed to improve in the class­room to qual­i­fy aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly for Syra­cuse. For his senior year, his moth­er con­sid­ered trans­fer­ring him to a dif­fer­ent school. Antho­ny first thought of Vir­gini­a’s Har­grave Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my but after talk­ing to Steve Smith, the head coach at bas­ket­ball pow­er­house Oak Hill Acad­e­my, he even­tu­al­ly trans­ferred to Oak Hill Acad­e­my in Virginia—winner of the USA Today 2000-01 high school championship—for his senior cam­paign. Dur­ing the sum­mer of 2001, Antho­ny led an AAU Bal­ti­more Select team to the Final Four of the Adi­das Big Time Tour­na­ment in Las Vegas, Neva­da. Antho­ny attract­ed atten­tion from the NBA by aver­ag­ing 25.2 points a game in the tour­na­ment, which was also attend­ed by Amar’e Stoudemire (who was already being tout­ed as a future lot­tery pick). Antho­ny played at the USA Bas­ket­ball Youth Devel­op­ment Fes­ti­val where he helped the East Team win the sil­ver medal. He tied LeBron James for the tour­na­ment scor­ing lead at 24 points per game and shot 66 per­cent from the field. It was there that Antho­ny and James struck up a friendship.

Oak Hill Acad­e­my entered the 2001-02 cam­paign boast­ing a 42-game win­ning streak. The team’s first tour­na­ment win came in The Les Schwab Invi­ta­tion­al against Mater Dei High School from San­ta Ana, Cal­i­for­nia, with Antho­ny win­ning the tour­na­ment MVP. Oak Hill won two more big-time tour­na­ments, includ­ing the Nike Acad­e­my Nation­al Invi­ta­tion­al where they knocked off then-No. 1 Westch­ester High School 77–61 in the final, and an antic­i­pat­ed game against St. Vin­cent — St. Mary High School of Akron, Ohio, where he was matched up with high school phe­nom LeBron James. James scored 36 points, while Antho­ny scored 34 points and 11 rebounds to lead Oak Hill to a 72–66 win. The team end­ed the sea­son ranked third in the coun­try at 32–1, with their only loss com­ing in a rematch against Mater Dei, which end­ed their unbeat­en streak at 67. He aver­aged 21.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists dur­ing his senior year at Oak Hill and named a USA Today All-USA First Team and a Parade First-Team All-Amer­i­can. He was select­ed to play in the Jor­dan Brand Clas­sic, scor­ing a game-high 27 points, and the 2002 McDon­ald’s All-Amer­i­can Game, where he played on the same team with two future New York Knicks team­mates, Ray­mond Fel­ton and Amar’e Stoudemire. In that game, he scored 19 points and won the Sprite Slam Jam dunk con­test. His per­for­mances at the high school All-Star games, helped lift his rep­u­ta­tion with Hoop­Scoop rank­ing him as the nation’s No. 1 high school senior in the class of 2002, ranked 2nd by Col­lege Bas­ket­ball News and 3rd by All-Star Sports. Due to his strug­gles with the ACT, his fam­i­ly and friends won­dered whether Antho­ny would for­get about his col­lege plans to attend Syra­cuse and move on to the NBA. He had yet to pro­duce the min­i­mum score of 18, how­ev­er, in late April Antho­ny got a 19 and decid­ed to stick with col­lege and pre­pared for his fresh­man year at Syra­cuse. In April 2009, he was named to the ESPN RISE’s all-decade team and was hon­ored as one of the 35 Great­est McDon­ald’s All-Amer­i­cans in Jan­u­ary 2012.

College career

Antho­ny played one sea­son at Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty, dur­ing the 2002–2003 sea­son, where he aver­aged 22.2 points (16th in the NCAA, 4th in the Big East) and 10.0 rebounds (19th in the NCAA, 3rd in the Big East, 1st among NCAA Divi­sion I fresh­men). He helped guide the Orange­men to their first ever NCAA tour­na­ment title in 2003. He led the team in scor­ing, rebound­ing, min­utes played (36.4 min­utes per game), field goals made and free throws made and attempt­ed. Antho­ny’s 33-point out­burst against the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas in the Final Four set an NCAA tour­na­ment record for most points by a fresh­man. In the cham­pi­onship game against the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas, Antho­ny had 20 points and 10 rebounds. For his efforts dur­ing the NCAA tour­na­ment, Antho­ny earned the tour­na­men­t’s Most Out­stand­ing Play­er Award. After­wards, Syra­cuse head coach Jim Boe­heim described Antho­ny as “[…] by far, the best play­er in col­lege bas­ket­ball. It was­n’t even close. Nobody was even close to him last year in col­lege bas­ket­ball. That’s the bot­tom line”.

Antho­ny said that he orig­i­nal­ly planned to stay at Syra­cuse for two to three sea­sons, but hav­ing already accom­plished every­thing he set out to do, he chose to aban­don his col­le­giate career (with Boe­heim’s bless­ing) and declared him­self eli­gi­ble for the 2003 NBA Draft. Some of Antho­ny’s high­lights in his time with Syra­cuse include being named Sec­ond-Team All-Amer­i­can by the Asso­ci­at­ed Press as a fresh­man, lead­ing his team to a 30–5 record, cap­tur­ing the school’s first ever NCAA title and being the con­sen­sus pick for NCAA Fresh­man of the Year. He was also named to the All-Big East First Team and was the con­sen­sus selec­tion for the Big East Con­fer­ence Fresh­man of the Year.

NBA career

Rook­ie season

Antho­ny’s NBA career began on June 26, 2003, when he was cho­sen in the first round (3rd over­all) of the 2003 NBA Draft draft by the Den­ver Nuggets. He was select­ed behind LeBron James (1st over­all, Cleve­land Cav­a­liers) and Darko Mili?i? (2nd over­all, Detroit Pis­tons). He made his NBA reg­u­lar sea­son debut on Octo­ber 29, 2003, in an 80–72 home win against the San Anto­nio Spurs. Antho­ny fin­ished the night with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. In just his sixth career NBA game (Novem­ber 7 ver­sus the Los Ange­les Clip­pers), Antho­ny scored 30 points, becom­ing the sec­ond youngest play­er in NBA his­to­ry to score 30 points or more in a game (19 years, 151 days; Kobe Bryant was the youngest). It was the fewest num­ber of games a Nuggets rook­ie took to score 30 points in a con­test since the ABA-NBA merg­er. On Feb­ru­ary 9, 2004, against the Mem­phis Griz­zlies, Antho­ny became the third-youngest play­er to reach the 1,000-point plateau in NBA his­to­ry with a 20-point effort in an 86–83 win.

On Feb­ru­ary 13, 2004, Antho­ny par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Got Milk? Rook­ie Chal­lenge at All-Star Week­end. On March 30, 2004, he scored 41 points against the Seat­tle Super­Son­ics to set a new Den­ver Nuggets fran­chise record for most points in a game by a rook­ie. He also became the sec­ond-youngest play­er (19 years, 305 days) to score at least 40 points in a game in NBA his­to­ry. After win­ning the Rook­ie of the Month award for the West­ern Con­fer­ence in the month of April, Antho­ny became the fourth play­er in NBA his­to­ry to cap­ture all six of the Rook­ie of the Month awards in a sea­son. The oth­ers to do so were David Robin­son, Tim Dun­can and fel­low rook­ie LeBron James. Antho­ny was also named NBA Play­er of the Week twice (March 10, 2004 – March 14, 2004 and April 6, 2004 – April 10, 2004) and was a unan­i­mous NBA All-Rook­ie First Team selec­tion. Antho­ny aver­aged 21.0 ppg dur­ing the sea­son, which was more than any oth­er rook­ie. Antho­ny was sec­ond in the NBA Rook­ie of the Year vot­ing, fin­ish­ing as the run­ner-up to the Cav­a­liers rook­ie stand­out, James.

Antho­ny was a major part in the turn around of the Den­ver Nuggets from league laugh­ing­stock to play­off con­tender. In the sea­son before Antho­ny was draft­ed by the team, the Nuggets fin­ished with a 17–65 record, which tied them for worst in the NBA with the Cleve­land Cav­a­liers. They fin­ished the 2003-04 cam­paign with a 43–39 over­all record, qual­i­fy­ing them as the eighth seed for the post-sea­son. Antho­ny became the first NBA rook­ie to lead a play­off team in scor­ing since David Robin­son of the San Anto­nio Spurs dur­ing the 1989–90 sea­son. In the 2004 NBA Play­offs, the Nuggets faced the top-seed­ed Min­neso­ta Tim­ber­wolves in the first round. In Antho­ny’s first career play­off game, he had 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, in a 106–92 loss at Min­neso­ta. The Tim­ber­wolves elim­i­nat­ed the Nuggets in five games.

2004-05 sea­son

In Antho­ny’s sec­ond sea­son, he aver­aged 20.8 points per game, rank­ing him 19th in the NBA. Antho­ny placed 16th in the NBA for points per 48 min­utes. On Decem­ber 4, 2004, ver­sus the Mia­mi Heat, Antho­ny became the third-youngest play­er in NBA his­to­ry to reach 2,000 career points. Only James and Bryant were younger when they reached that plateau. Antho­ny played again in the Got Milk? Rook­ie Chal­lenge, this time suit­ing up for the sopho­more squad. In front of his home fans of Den­ver (who were host­ing the 2005 All-Star Game), Antho­ny scored a game-high 31 points to go along with 5 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals, en route to becom­ing the MVP of the game.

With Antho­ny’s help, the Nuggets improved their sea­son record by six games from the pre­vi­ous sea­son, end­ing with a mark of 49–33. The Nuggets fin­ished sev­enth place in the West­ern Con­fer­ence (one spot high­er than they fin­ished the pre­vi­ous sea­son). Den­ver faced the sec­ond-seed­ed San Anto­nio Spurs in the first round, win­ning the first game in San Anto­nio, 93–87. How­ev­er, the Spurs won the next four games, elim­i­nat­ing the Nuggets from the playoffs.

2005-06 sea­son

Antho­ny played and start­ed in 80 games dur­ing the 2005-06 sea­son. He aver­aged 26.5 ppg (8th, NBA), 2.7 apg, 4.9 rpg and 1.1 spg. His eighth place fin­ish in NBA scor­ing was the high­est fin­ish by a Den­ver play­er since the 1990–91 sea­son, when Nuggets guard Michael Adams fin­ished the sea­son sixth in NBA scor­ing. On Novem­ber 23, 2005, with the Nuggets fac­ing the two-time defend­ing East­ern Con­fer­ence Cham­pi­on Detroit Pis­tons, Antho­ny hauled down his 1,000th career rebound. A month lat­er, Antho­ny record­ed a then career-high 45 points in a los­ing effort against the Philadel­phia 76ers. On March 17, 2006, ver­sus the Mem­phis Griz­zlies, he scored 33 points to push his career point total over the 5,000 mark. Also, in doing so, he became the sec­ond youngest play­er to accom­plish that feat (behind James). As the month of March came to a close, the Nuggets fin­ished 11–5, and Antho­ny was named as the NBA Play­er of the Month for March. He also took home Play­er of the Week hon­ors for March 13, 2006 – March 19, 2006.

Dur­ing the sea­son, Antho­ny made five game-win­ning shots in the last five sec­onds: at Hous­ton on Jan­u­ary 8, 2006; at home ver­sus Phoenix on Jan­u­ary 10; at Min­neso­ta on Feb­ru­ary 24; at Indi­ana on March 15; at home ver­sus the Los Ange­les Lak­ers on April 6. All five of those game-win­ners were made on jump shots, while the shot against Min­neso­ta was a three-point field goal. Antho­ny also made a shot in the final sec­onds to force over­time vs. the Dal­las Mav­er­icks on Jan­u­ary 6. He made shots in the final 22 sec­onds against the Cleve­land Cav­a­liers on Jan­u­ary 18, 2006, and the Philadel­phia 76ers on March 9, which gave the Nuggets leads they would nev­er lose. Antho­ny was named to the All-NBA Third Team for the sea­son, along­side Phoenix’ Shawn Mar­i­on, Hous­ton’s Yao Ming, Philadel­phi­a’s Allen Iver­son and Wash­ing­ton’s Gilbert Arenas.

The Nuggets fin­ished the sea­son in third place, win­ning the North­west Divi­sion for the first time in Antho­ny’s career. Den­ver faced the sixth-seed­ed Los Ange­les Clip­pers in the first round of the play­offs. The Clip­pers held home court advan­tage in the series, due to end­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son with a bet­ter record (Den­ver fin­ished 44–38; Los Ange­les fin­ished 47–35). The Clip­pers won the first two games of the series on their home floor. The Nuggets split their games at home in Den­ver (win­ning game three; los­ing game four). Den­ver then lost game five at Los Ange­les, which elim­i­nat­ed the Nuggets from the play­offs. After the sea­son, Antho­ny signed a 5‑year, $80 mil­lion exten­sion with the Nuggets.

2006-07 sea­son

In the eighth game of the sea­son (a 117–109 home win against the Toron­to Rap­tors), Antho­ny tied the fran­chise record of six-straight 30-point games record­ed by Alex Eng­lish (1982–83 sea­son). Coin­ci­den­tal­ly, Alex Eng­lish wit­nessed Antho­ny tie his record as Eng­lish is now an Assis­tant Coach with the Toron­to Rap­tors. Antho­ny fell short of estab­lish­ing a new record in his ninth game (a 113–109 home vic­to­ry over the Chica­go Bulls) on Novem­ber 21, as he fin­ished with 29 points. After the Chica­go vic­to­ry, Antho­ny again tied the club record of six-straight 30-point games, fail­ing to break it the sec­ond time around, as he scored 24 points in his 16th game (a 98–96 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks) on Decem­ber 6. Dur­ing a game at Madi­son Square Gar­den on Decem­ber 16, Antho­ny was one of many play­ers involved in the infa­mous Knicks–Nuggets brawl. Footage showed Antho­ny lay­ing a punch on the face of New York’s Mardy Collins and sub­se­quent­ly back­ing away. As a result of his actions, Antho­ny was sus­pend­ed for 15 games by NBA com­mis­sion­er David Stern. Short­ly there­after, the Nuggets trad­ed for Allen Iver­son in a bid to form a dead­ly com­bi­na­tion with Antho­ny. The duo did­n’t get to play along­side one anoth­er until a home game against the Mem­phis Griz­zlies on Jan­u­ary 22, which was the day Antho­ny was allowed to return from his 15-game sus­pen­sion. Antho­ny fin­ished the game with 28 points, as he and Iver­son com­bined for 51 points.

On Feb­ru­ary 2, 2007, Antho­ny and team­mate J.R. Smith were involved in a minor car acci­dent. Nei­ther play­er was injured in the col­li­sion. The only infor­ma­tion released by the team was that the car Smith was dri­ving belonged to Antho­ny. Three days lat­er, Antho­ny record­ed his first career triple-dou­ble, with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, in a 113–108 loss to the Phoenix Suns. When the reserves for the West­ern Con­fer­ence All-Star team were announced, Antho­ny was not includ­ed on the ros­ter. How­ev­er, with Yao Ming and Car­los Booz­er out with injuries, NBA com­mis­sion­er David Stern chose Antho­ny as a replace­ment (along with Josh Howard). Antho­ny scored 20 points with 9 rebounds in his All-Star debut. Antho­ny was the first Den­ver Nugget to be named an All-Star since Anto­nio McDyess in 2001.

Antho­ny won Play­er of the Week hon­ors three times dur­ing the sea­son (Novem­ber 20–26; Novem­ber 27 – Decem­ber 3; and Feb­ru­ary 5–11), and received Play­er of the Month hon­ors for April, after lead­ing the Nuggets to a 10–1 record for the month and into sixth place in the final reg­u­lar sea­son stand­ings of the West­ern Con­fer­ence. Antho­ny fin­ished the sea­son as the league’s sec­ond lead­ing scor­er behind Bryant, with an aver­age of 28.9 ppg, while adding 6.0 rpg, 3.8 apg and 1.2 spg. He was named to All-NBA Third Team for the sec­ond straight year, along with Miami’s Dwyane Wade, Detroit’s Chauncy Billups, Min­neso­ta’s Kevin Gar­nett and Orlan­do’s Dwight Howard. For the sec­ond time in three years, Antho­ny and the sixth-seed­ed Nuggets faced the third-seed­ed San Anto­nio Spurs in the first round of the play­offs. In a vir­tu­al repeat of the 2005 first round play­off matchup between the two teams, Den­ver won the first game in San Anto­nio, 95–89, only to lose the next four games. The Nuggets were elim­i­nat­ed in the first round for the fourth straight year. In the play­off series against the Spurs, Antho­ny aver­aged a team-high 26.8 ppg to go along with 8.6 rpg, 1.2 apg and 1.0 spg.

2007-08 sea­son

On Jan­u­ary 24, 2008, Antho­ny was named to his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive NBA All-Star Game—his first as a starter. He fin­ished as the lead­ing vote-get­ter among West­ern Con­fer­ence for­wards (1,723,701 votes) and sec­ond in over­all vot­ing to Kobe Bryant (2,004,940 votes) among all West­ern Con­fer­ence play­ers. On Feb­ru­ary 8, Antho­ny scored a then career-high 49 points in a 111–100 home win over the Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards. He had a field goal per­cent­age of .760 on a 19-of-25 shoot­ing effort, and his shoot­ing per­cent­age was the sec­ond high­est in the last 13 years for a play­er who took 25 or more shots in a game (Bryant was first with a .769 field goal per­cent­age on a 20-of-26 shoot­ing effort, in a 99–94 road vic­to­ry over the Hous­ton Rock­ets on Decem­ber 21, 2000). On March 27, in a home win over the Dal­las Mav­er­icks, Antho­ny scored his 9,000th career point. He played in 77 games dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son, fin­ish­ing as the NBA’s fourth-lead­ing scor­er with 25.7 points per game, and had career-highs in rebounds per game (7.4) and steals per game (1.3). He tied his career-high in blocks per game (0.5), and end­ed the sea­son with 3.4 assists per game, which was the sec­ond-best mark of his career.

The Nuggets fin­ished the 2007-08 sea­son with exact­ly 50 wins (50–32 over­all record, tied for the third-best all-time Nuggets record since the team offi­cial­ly joined the NBA in 1976), fol­low­ing a 120–111 home vic­to­ry over the Mem­phis Griz­zlies in the last game of the sea­son. It was the first time since the 1987–88 NBA sea­son that the Nuggets fin­ished with at least 50 wins in a sea­son. Den­ver end­ed up as the 8th seed in the West­ern Con­fer­ence of the 2008 Play­offs, and their 50 wins marked the high­est win total for an 8th seed in NBA his­to­ry. It also meant that for the first time in NBA his­to­ry, all eight play­off seeds in a con­fer­ence had at least 50 wins. The Nuggets faced the top-seed­ed Los Ange­les Lak­ers (57–25 over­all record) in the first round of the Play­offs. The sev­en games sep­a­rat­ing the Nuggets over­all record and the Lak­ers over­all record is the clos­est mar­gin between an eighth seed and a top seed since the NBA went to a 16-team play­off for­mat in 1983–84. The Lak­ers swept the Nuggets in four games, mark­ing the sec­ond time in NBA his­to­ry that a 50-win team was swept in a best-of-sev­en play­off series in the first round. For the series, Antho­ny aver­aged 22.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg (play­off career-high), 2.0 apg and 0.5 spg.

2008-09 sea­son

The 2008-09 cam­paign began with Allen Iver­son being trad­ed to the Detroit Pis­tons in exchange for guard Chauncey Billups. On Decem­ber 10, 2008, in a 116–105 home win over the Tim­ber­wolves, Antho­ny tied George Gervin for the most points scored in one quar­ter in NBA his­to­ry by scor­ing 33 points in the third quar­ter. Gervin had set the record when he was com­pet­ing against David Thomp­son for the scor­ing title on the last day of the 1977–78 sea­son. Antho­ny shot 12 of 15 (80%) in the third quar­ter and fin­ished the game with 45 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. On Jan­u­ary 4, 2009, Antho­ny broke a bone in his hand in a game against the Indi­ana Pac­ers. He opt­ed to have the hand splint­ed rather than have surgery; his recov­ery time was esti­mat­ed at three to four weeks. He had already missed three games in late Decem­ber with a sore elbow. Antho­ny returned from injury and to the Nuggets start­ing line­up on Jan­u­ary 30, 2009 in a game against the Char­lotte Bob­cats in which he scored 19 points. Antho­ny was sus­pend­ed for one game by the Nuggets for stay­ing on the court and refus­ing to leave the game after coach George Karl benched him dur­ing a game against the Pacers.

The Nuggets won the North­west Divi­sion and placed 2nd in the West­ern Con­fer­ence, fin­ish­ing the sea­son with a fran­chise record-tying 54 wins (54–28 over­all). Antho­ny aver­aged 22.8 ppg and made a career high 37.1% of his shots from three-point range. After los­ing in 5 straight play­off appear­ances (2004–2008), on April 29, 2009, Antho­ny won his first play­off series when the Nuggets beat the New Orleans Hor­nets at home 107–86 where Antho­ny fin­ished with a play­off career high 34 points and 4 steals. In a post-game con­fer­ence Antho­ny said “Yeah, final­ly.. Took me 5 years to get that goril­la off my back, it’s a great feel­ing.” The Nuggets beat the Hor­nets in five games in the first round of the play­offs and pro­ceed­ed to beat the Dal­las Mav­er­icks 4–1 in the con­fer­ence semi­fi­nals with Antho­ny scor­ing 30 points in a sol­id game 5 per­for­mance. In the third game of the semi­fi­nals, Antho­ny made a last sec­ond three-point shot to give the Nuggets the win after being down by 2 points (103–105). Den­ver advanced to the con­fer­ence finals, but was elim­i­nat­ed, 4–2, by the Los Ange­les Lak­ers on his birthday.

2009-10 sea­son

In the open­ing two games of the 2009-10 sea­son, Antho­ny totaled 71 points, scor­ing 30 points in the home open­er and 41 the next night, in wins against divi­sion rivals Utah Jazz and Port­land Trail Blaz­ers respec­tive­ly. Antho­ny became one of three play­ers in the Nuggets’ his­to­ry to open with 70 or more points through two games—tied with Nick Van Exel with 71 points—surpassed only by Alex Eng­lish who did it twice, in 1985 (79) and 1988 (74). It was also only the sec­ond time since 1987 that the Nuggets start­ed the sea­son 2–0. In their third game, Antho­ny scored 42 points, a game after his 41-point explo­sion against the Blaz­ers, becom­ing the first Nugget to have scored back-to-back 40-point games since Michael Adams did it in 1991. It was the first time they went 3–0 since 1985. In the month of Novem­ber, Antho­ny was named the NBA play­er of the week and West­ern Con­fer­ence Play­er of the Month, lead­ing the Nuggets to a 12–5 start.

In the fif­teenth reg­u­lar sea­son game against the Min­neso­ta Tim­ber­wolves, Antho­ny entered the game lead­ing the league in points per game (30.2) and was the only play­er in the league to score at least 20 points in every game. He fin­ished the game with 22 points which was his fif­teenth con­sec­u­tive game with at least 20 points break­ing the pre­vi­ous fran­chise record of 14 straight set by Eng­lish. The fol­low­ing game, Antho­ny scored a career-high 50 points in a home game against the New York Knicks while team­mate Chauncey Billups added 32 points in the game, mak­ing them only the third duo in NBA his­to­ry to score at least 50 and 30 points respec­tive­ly. Two days lat­er, Antho­ny scored 19 points in the first quarter—tying a sea­son-high he made in the fourth quar­ter against the Port­land Trail Blazers—in a home loss to the Tim­ber­wolves. On Jan­u­ary 21, 2010, Antho­ny was named as a starter for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game lead­ing the West­ern Con­fer­ence bal­lots in votes for for­wards. This was Antho­ny’s third All-Star appear­ance and sec­ond as a starter. He fin­ished the game with a team-high 27 points and 10 rebounds, in a los­ing effort as the team bowed to the East­ern Con­fer­ence team.

In the team’s first game after the All-Star Game, the Nuggets vis­it­ed the Cleve­land Cav­a­liers in a high­ly antic­i­pat­ed game with the Cav­a­liers hav­ing a 13-game win­ning streak. While LeBron James post­ed a triple-dou­ble of 43 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists, Antho­ny com­piled 40 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in an over­time win as Antho­ny nailed a jumper over the out­stretched arms of James with just 1.9 sec­onds left in the game, end­ing the Cav­a­liers’ win streak. On March 26, 2010, Antho­ny made a game-win­ning shot at the buzzer, after miss­ing his first attempt, against the Toron­to Rap­tors. The Nuggets con­clud­ed the 2009-10 reg­u­lar sea­son with a 53–29 record and the North­west Divi­sion title for the sec­ond straight sea­son fac­ing the Utah Jazz in the first-round. In Game 1, Antho­ny scored a play­off-career high 42 points. This also matched a fran­chise-play­off high for scor­ing in a sin­gle play­off game, tied with Alex Eng­lish. How­ev­er, the Nuggets lost the series to the Utah Jazz 4–2, with Antho­ny aver­ag­ing a play­off career-high 30.7 points per game, along with 8.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.0 steals.

2010-11 sea­son: Trad­ed to the Knicks

The 2010-11 sea­son began with spec­u­la­tion, as sev­er­al sources report­ed that Antho­ny had request­ed a trade. Antho­ny refused to sign a pro­posed con­tract exten­sion the Nuggets had offered him. Sources also report­ed that Antho­ny’s pre­ferred des­ti­na­tion was the New York Knicks, with oth­er teams such as the New Jer­sey Nets, Hous­ton Rock­ets and Atlanta Hawks said to be inter­est­ed. Antho­ny’s trade request was not ini­tial­ly ful­filled, and he began the sea­son on the Nuggets’ ros­ter. On Novem­ber 15, 2010, Antho­ny had 20 points and a career-high 22 rebounds for the first 20–20 game of his career against the Phoenix Suns.He also hit game-win­ning jumper at the buzzer against the Bulls on Novem­ber 26, 2010. In Decem­ber 2010, Antho­ny missed five games, includ­ing a game on Christ­mas Day due to the death of his sis­ter Michelle. He returned to the line­up in a game against the Kings on Jan­u­ary 1, 2011.

On Feb­ru­ary 22, 2011, Antho­ny, along with point guard Chauncey Billups, were trad­ed to the New York Knicks in a mul­ti-play­er deal also involv­ing the Min­neso­ta Tim­ber­wolves. Antho­ny chose to wear num­ber 7 with the Knicks, as his for­mer num­ber 15 was retired by the Knicks for Earl Mon­roe and Dick McGuire. Antho­ny’s first game with the Knicks was a 114–108 win against the Mil­wau­kee Bucks in which he scored 27 points and had 10 rebounds and an assist. After Antho­ny’s acqui­si­tion the Knicks qual­i­fied for the play­offs as the sixth seed in the East­ern Con­fer­ence, and were matched up against the Boston Celtics. Dur­ing the series the Knicks strug­gled with injuries as Amar’e Stoudemire and Chauncey Billups both went down. In game 2 of the NBA play­offs in Boston, Antho­ny tied a play­off career high with 42 points and also had 17 rebounds and 6 assists in a Knicks loss. The Knicks end­ed up los­ing to the Boston Celtics in 4 games in the first round of the playoffs.

2011-12 sea­son

The 2011-12 sea­son brought new expec­ta­tions, as the sea­son would be Antho­ny’s first full sea­son as a Knick. The Knicks strug­gled through­out the sea­son, as injuries derailed the team. Antho­ny him­self missed 11 games; dur­ing this stretch the Knicks insert­ed Jere­my Lin as the team’s start­ing point guard. This led to a his­toric stretch of games by Lin, and a peri­od of bas­ket­ball hys­te­ria known as Lin­san­i­ty. How­ev­er, the team found them­selves with an 18–24 record, lead­ing to the res­ig­na­tion of coach Mike D’An­toni. Antho­ny was assumed to have a role in the coach’s depar­ture as he was not a good fit in D’An­toni’s high paced offense. Mike Wood­son took over for D’An­toni; this led to an improve­ment in Antho­ny’s play as he was more suit­ed for Wood­son’s half­court offense. On East­er Day, Antho­ny had arguably his best game in a Knicks uni­form as he scored 43 points and hit two clutch three point­ers in a vic­to­ry over the Chica­go Bulls. Under Wood­son, the Knicks fin­ished the sea­son at 18–6, a vast improve­ment from the 18–24 record they had under D’Antoni.

The Knicks qual­i­fied for the play­offs as the sev­enth seed in the East­ern Con­fer­ence, and faced off against the even­tu­al cham­pi­ons, the Mia­mi Heat. Dur­ing the series the Knicks were ham­pered by injuries as they were a sea­son before. In the series, Tyson Chan­dler was diag­nosed with the flu for game one, Iman Shumpert tore his ACL, Baron Davis tore his patel­la ten­don, and All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire suf­fered a lac­er­a­tion on his hand after punch­ing a fire extin­guish­er out of anger after a loss. In addi­tion, Jere­my Lin had torn his left menis­cus before the play­offs start­ed. Despite the injuries, Antho­ny was able to lead the Knicks to their first play­off win since 2001. In the game, Antho­ny scored 41 points. The Knicks were even­tu­al­ly elim­i­nat­ed in 5 games, 4–1. Antho­ny was vot­ed to the All-NBA Third Team.

2012–13 sea­son

On Decem­ber 3, 2012, Antho­ny was named East­ern Con­fer­ence Play­er of the Week for the peri­od Novem­ber 26 to Decem­ber 2, 2012. For the said peri­od, Antho­ny led the Knicks to a 3–1 mark, aver­ag­ing a league-best 29.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. Antho­ny scored over 30 points in two con­tests. In New York’s 106–99 home vic­to­ry over the Phoenix Suns on Dec. 2, Antho­ny scored a game-high 34 points, and added six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal. On Jan­u­ary 7, 2013, Antho­ny received his sec­ond Play­er of the Week cita­tion for games played from Decem­ber 31, 2012 to Jan­u­ary 6, 2013. Dur­ing that time, he led the team to a 2–1 record, tal­ly­ing a league-best 36.0 ppg. The week was high­light­ed by a pair of 40-point games, first in a loss to Port­land (45 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists) on Jan­u­ary 1, and then in a vic­to­ry over Orlan­do (40 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists) on Jan­u­ary 5. On Jan­u­ary 9, 2013, Antho­ny was sus­pend­ed for one game with­out pay for con­fronting Kevin Gar­nett after a game on Jan­u­ary 7. On Jan­u­ary 30, 2013, in a game against the Orlan­do Mag­ic, Antho­ny set the Knicks’ team-record with 30 straight 20-point games, break­ing the old record set by Richie Guerin (29 games). Antho­ny lat­er extend­ed the record to 31 games after he scored 25 points in a 96–86 vic­to­ry against the Mil­wau­kee Bucks.

On March 29, 2013, Antho­ny record­ed 32 points and 11 rebounds in a 111–102 vic­to­ry over the Char­lotte Bob­cats. His team­mate J. R. Smith scored 37 points in the game. On March 31, 2013, Antho­ny scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a win against the Boston Celtics as he record­ed a rare dou­ble-dou­ble in con­sec­u­tive games. With the vic­to­ry, the Knicks won the sea­son series against the Celtics (3−1) for the first time since the 2003-04 sea­son. On April 2, 2013, Antho­ny tied his career high by scor­ing 50 points in a 102–90 win over the Mia­mi Heat. He fol­lowed the next night with 40 points in a 95–82 vic­to­ry over the Atlanta Hawks, and then 41 points against the Mil­wau­kee Bucks two days lat­er, becom­ing the first Knicks play­er since Bernard King to score 40+ points in three con­sec­u­tive games. He also became only the third NBA play­er to score at least 40 points on at least 60% FG shoot­ing in 3 con­sec­u­tive games, join­ing King and Michael Jor­dan. On April 7, 2013, Antho­ny scored 36 points and 12 rebounds, 9 offen­sive, as the Knicks tal­lied their 12th straight win in a 125–120 vic­to­ry over the Okla­homa City Thun­der. It was the team’s 50th win of the sea­son, and it marked the first time they post­ed that many wins in 13 years. By scor­ing 36 points to Kevin Duran­t’s 27 points, he over­took the lat­ter in the scor­ing race, upping his sea­son aver­age to 28.44 to Duran­t’s 28.35 ppg.

On April 8, 2013, Antho­ny and Min­neso­ta’s Niko­la Pekovic were named East­ern and West­ern Con­fer­ence Play­ers of the Week, respec­tive­ly, for the peri­od April 1–7, 2013. Antho­ny led the Knicks to a 4–0 record as part of their 12-game win­ning streak, dur­ing which he aver­aged 41.8 ppg. On April 9, 2013, Antho­ny kept up his tor­rid pace as he once again scored 36 points on 13–21 FG shoot­ing (3−4 from 3‑point dis­tance) as he became the first Knick since King to post five con­sec­u­tive games of at least 35 points in a 120–99 vic­to­ry over the Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards. It was also the team’s 51st win, and 13th straight win, and they clinched their first Atlantic Divi­sion title since the 1993–1994 sea­son. No NBA play­er had scored at least 35 points in 5 straight games since Kobe Bryant in the 2006–2007 sea­son. In 2013, Antho­ny became the first Knicks play­er with the high­est-sell­ing jer­sey in the NBA, based on sales at the NBA Store and, since the league start­ed track­ing jer­sey sales in 2001.

On April 11, 2013, the Knicks’ 13-game win­ning streak end­ed with a loss to the Chica­go Bulls, 118–111. Despite the loss, Antho­ny scored 36 points on top of a sea­son-high 19 rebounds, and he set a fran­chise record with six straight games with at least 35 points. The fol­low­ing day, the Knicks bounced back with an easy 101–91 vic­to­ry over the strug­gling Cleve­land Cav­a­liers. Antho­ny again led the way with anoth­er dou­ble-dou­ble game of 31 points and 14 rebounds in just under 30 min­utes as he sat out the entire fourth quar­ter for the sec­ond time in 3 games. On April 15, 2013, Antho­ny won his 2nd straight East­ern Con­fer­ence Play­er of the Week award for games played from April 8 to April 15, 2013, when he led the team to a 3–1 record. For the week, he aver­aged a con­fer­ence-best 32.0 ppg and a sev­enth-best 11.5 rpg. He became the 2013 NBA scor­ing cham­pi­on with 28.7 ppg after sec­ond place scor­er and three-time reign­ing scor­ing cham­pi­on Kevin Durant decid­ed to sit out his last reg­u­lar sea­son game against the Mil­wau­kee Bucks, end­ing his sea­son with an aver­age of 28.1 ppg. At the close of the reg­u­lar sea­son, Antho­ny was named as the East­ern Con­fer­ence Play­er of the Month for April, with Stephen Cur­ry earn­ing the West­ern Con­fer­ence award. Antho­ny broke LeBron James’ stran­gle­hold on the month­ly award, after James had received such hon­ors five times that season.

In the 2013 NBA Play­offs, Antho­ny scored 21 points to go with 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in the Knicks’ series-clinch­ing 88–80 Game 6 vic­to­ry against the Boston Celtics in their first-round play­off series. It was the Knicks’ first play­off series win since 2000 (dur­ing the time of Patrick Ewing and Latrell Sprewell). Antho­ny aver­aged a team-high 29.2 ppg in the series. This was the sec­ond high­est play­off series aver­age of a Knick play­er against the Celtics, behind Ewing’s 31.6 dur­ing their 1989–1990 first-round series. In the next round, the Knicks were defeat­ed by the Indi­ana Pac­ers in six games. On May 23, 2013, Antho­ny was named to the All-NBA Sec­ond Team, along­side Okla­homa City’s Rus­sell West­brook, San Anto­nio’s Tony Park­er, the LA Clip­pers’ Blake Grif­fin and Mem­phis’ Marc Gasol. It was the sec­ond time in Antho­ny’s career that he made the Sec­ond Team.

Unit­ed States nation­al team

Antho­ny was one of 12 play­ers named to the USA Bas­ket­ball Men’s Junior Nation­al Team in the sum­mer of 2002. He was a mem­ber of the bronze-medal win­ning Team USA at the 2002 4th Junior World Cham­pi­onship Qual­i­fy­ing Tour­na­ment held in La Asun­cion, Mar­gari­ta, Venezuela. He start­ed all five con­tests and aver­aged a team-best 15.6 ppg despite play­ing an aver­age of just 22.2 min­utes an out­ing. His 6.2 rebound mark ranked sec­ond on the club behind Chris Bosh. He also aver­aged 1.8 apg, 1.2 spg and 0.2 bpg. Antho­ny had 15 points and nine rebounds in a first-round win against Domini­can Repub­lic. He had 21 points and sev­en boards in 21 min­utes ver­sus Mex­i­co, anoth­er Team USA tri­umph. He keyed a 75–73 vic­to­ry against Argenti­na with a team-lead­ing 23 points. In a two-point semi­fi­nal loss to host Venezuela, Antho­ny con­tributed 13 points and 10 rebounds. Team USA earned the bronze by beat­ing Argenti­na, 71–65. The squad was coached by Ore­gon men­tor Ernie Kent. Antho­ny had pre­vi­ous USA Bas­ket­ball expe­ri­ence as a par­tic­i­pant in the 2001 Youth Devel­op­ment Festival.

After his rook­ie sea­son, Antho­ny, along with fel­low 2003 draftees LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, was cho­sen as a mem­ber of the 2004 USA Olympic bas­ket­ball team along­side vet­er­ans Allen Iver­son, Stephon Mar­bury and Tim Dun­can that won the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He aver­aged 2.4 ppg 1.6 rpg and 6.8 min­utes of play­ing time while play­ing in 7 of the team’s 8 games.

In 2006, Antho­ny was named co-cap­tain (along with James and Wade) of Team USA at the 2006 FIBA World Cham­pi­onship. The team won the bronze medal. On August 23, 2006, Antho­ny set the U.S. scor­ing record in a game with 35 points against Italy in the said FIBA tour­na­ment. The record was pre­vi­ous­ly held by Ken­ny Ander­son with 34 points in 1990. Antho­ny was named to the FIBA World Cham­pi­onship All-Tour­na­ment Team, post­ing aver­ages of 19.9 ppg (led team), 3.7 rpg and 1.6 apg. On Jan­u­ary 16, 2006, Antho­ny was cho­sen as USA Bas­ket­bal­l’s Male Ath­lete of the Year after his per­for­mance at the FIBA World Championship.

Antho­ny was also a mem­ber of Team USA dur­ing the 2007 FIBA Amer­i­c­as Cham­pi­onship. The team went unde­feat­ed, going 10–0. Antho­ny end­ed up as the team’s lead­ing scor­er and tour­na­men­t’s sec­ond-lead­ing scor­er with a 21.2 ppg aver­age (191 points in 9 games), which was behind Lean­dro Bar­bosa of Brazil. Antho­ny also added 5.2 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.7 spg and 0.3 bpg. He equalled the pre­vi­ous record of 28 points set by Allen Iver­son in a qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment, which was lat­er bro­ken by James, who scored 31 points in the title-clinch­ing win against Argentina.

Antho­ny was also named to the 2008 Sum­mer Olympics in Bei­jing, again along­side James and Wade, with Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd among oth­ers. The team won its games by an aver­age win­ning mar­gin of 32.2 points, elim­i­nat­ing Aus­tralia in the quar­ter­fi­nals by 31 and beat­ing Argenti­na by 20 points. Antho­ny scored 21 points against Argenti­na, mak­ing 3 of 14 field goals and 13-of-13 in free throws, set­ting USA Olympic game records for made free throws and free throw per­cent­age. In the gold medal game, the Unit­ed States defeat­ed 2006 World Cham­pi­on Spain, with Antho­ny scor­ing 13 points. Antho­ny post­ed aver­ages of 11.5 ppg (92 points/8 games), 4.3 rpg (34 rebounds/8 games) and 1.0 spg (8 steals/8 games).

Antho­ny, along with LeBron James, also par­tic­i­pat­ed in the 2012 Sum­mer Olympics held in Lon­don. It was his third straight Olympiad (2004, 2008, 2012), as he joined James and David Robin­son (1988, 1992, 1996) as the only Amer­i­can bas­ket­ball play­ers to play in three Olympiads. Antho­ny played in all 8 games, serv­ing as Team USA’s sixth man. He post­ed aver­ages of 16.3 ppg (130 points), 4.8 rpg (38 rebounds), 1.3 apg (10 assists) and 0.5 spg (4 steals), built around 50% shoot­ing from 3 PT range (23–46), 53% FG shoot­ing (46–86) and 79% FT (15–19). In a 156–73 vic­to­ry over Nige­ria, Antho­ny con­nect­ed on 10–12 3‑point attempts, both US Olympic records for made and attempt­ed shots, on the way to 37 points, anoth­er Team USA record (break­ing the 31 of Stephon Mar­bury set in the 2004 edi­tion). Team USA won the gold medal as they defend­ed their 2008 title against Spain, win­ning 107–100. Antho­ny’s 16.3 ppg aver­age was the sec­ond best for Team USA behind Kevin Duran­t’s record-set­ting 156 points (19.5 ppg). Antho­ny’s 23 made 3‑point shots was sec­ond-best to Duran­t’s record 34 as they both broke the pre­vi­ous Team USA record of 17 made 3‑point shots.

Personal life

Antho­ny has two broth­ers, Robert and Wil­ford, and a half-sis­ter, Daphne. He had anoth­er sis­ter, Michelle, who died in 2010. His moth­er, Mary, is African Amer­i­can and his father was Puer­to Rican. In 2004, Antho­ny became engaged to La La. Their son, Kiyan Carme­lo Antho­ny, was born on March 7, 2007. Antho­ny and La La were mar­ried by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010 at Cipri­an­i’s in New York City before 320 guests. The cer­e­mo­ny was filmed by VH1 for use in a real­i­ty series on the cou­ple, titled La La’s Full Court Wed­ding. Antho­ny resides on the Upper West Side.

Charity work

In Den­ver, Antho­ny was a spokesman for the Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter and helped orga­nize a Christ­mas par­ty, enti­tled “A Very Melo Christ­mas,” for less well-off chil­dren. In Bal­ti­more, Antho­ny hosts an annu­al 3‑on‑3 tour­na­ment, known as “Melo’s H.O.O.D. Move­ment 3 on 3 Chal­lenge (Hold­ing Our Own Des­tiny)” and is help­ing fund the revi­tal­iza­tion of a local com­mu­ni­ty cen­ter for local youth. Antho­ny opened “The Carme­lo Antho­ny Youth Devel­op­ment Cen­ter” in Bal­ti­more on Decem­ber 14, 2006. He con­tributed $1.5 mil­lion to the Liv­ing Class­rooms Foun­da­tion, a non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion that “pro­vides inno­v­a­tive hands-on-edu­ca­tion, job-train­ing and com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice pro­grams for over 35,000 chil­dren, youth and young adults in the east Bal­ti­more community.”

After the tsuna­mi caused by the 2004 Indi­an Ocean earth­quake, Antho­ny donat­ed $35,000 to relief efforts. He donat­ed $1,000 per point scored against San Anto­nio and Hous­ton on Jan­u­ary 8 and 9, 2005 respec­tive­ly Antho­ny also com­mit­ted $3 mil­lion toward the con­struc­tion of a new­ly planned bas­ket­ball prac­tice facil­i­ty at his alma mater, Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty. Accord­ing to the NBA’s offi­cial web­site, “Antho­ny’s gift rep­re­sents one of the largest indi­vid­ual dona­tions to Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty Ath­let­ics and is also believed to be one of largest by a cur­rent pro­fes­sion­al ath­lete to the school they attend­ed.” The prac­tice facil­i­ty will be called the Carme­lo K. Antho­ny Bas­ket­ball Cen­ter. For char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tions total­ing $4,282,000, Antho­ny was list­ed as num­ber eight in “The Giv­ing Back 30 List of Largest Char­i­ta­ble Dona­tions by Celebri­ties in 2006”

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