Carmelo Anthony Kyam (born 29 MAY 1984 New York City, New York ) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks in the NBA since February 22, 2011.
The son of a Puerto Rican immigrant and an African-American grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, on. There he attended the private Towson Catholic High School thanks to a sports scholarship. In his senior year he moved to the prestigious boarding school basketball at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. In 2002, he took a scholarship from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, which he has already resulted in the following season to the NCAA Championship. Anthony's first year at the Syracuse Orangemen is considered one of the best in NCAA history, and even got an award for it.
Denver Nuggets (2003 - 2011)
Anthony was selected third in the NBA Drafts of the Denver Nuggets. The 2.03 meter tall small forward scored in the 2003/2004 season with the most points of all league rookies and led the Denver Nuggets, who were the worst team in the league a year ago, in the play-offs. There, they failed in the first round to the Minnesota Timberwolves and their leaders MVP Kevin Garnett. After his remarkable debut season, Anthony was in choosing the best league rookie second behind LeBron James and received an appointment to the NBA All- Rookie First Team. In his second year he was MVP of the Rookie Challenge, a game between NBA players in their first and second professional year, which will be held as part of the annual NBA All-Star Weekend, excellent.
In the season 2006/ 07 he had a strong start, but was locked on 16 December 2006 as a major participant of a dispute of several players in the game against the New York Knicks because of a fist strike for 15 games. His first game after the ban was on 22 January 2007 against the Memphis Grizzlies. After his suspension he was back to his previous form and finished the season as the second best scorer of the league behind Kobe Bryant ( 28.9 points per game ), so he was among the best players in the NBA. In addition to Allen Iverson Anthony 2007/2008 was the most valuable player of the Denver Nuggets and the captain of the team in the NBA season. On 10 December 2008 Carmelo Anthony hired a record of George Gervin, when he scored 33 points in a single quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
As long as he played in Denver, reached this every year the play-offs, but he succeeded to the 2008-2009 season not his Denver Nuggets past the first round to carry out. This season, he defeated the "curse", however, and led the Denver Nuggets with newcomer Chauncey Billups (who in exchange for Allen Iverson came from the Detroit Pistons to the Nuggets ) at his side as far as the Western Conference finals. However, the Los Angeles Lakers proved too strong opponent. The following season, the Nuggets won 53 games in the regular season and met in the first round of the playoffs to the Utah Jazz. Anthony scored in the first game of the series his playoff Career High of 42 points, but the Nuggets the Jazz had to finally admit defeat after six games - a major setback after reaching the Conference Finals the year before.
The NBA 2010-2011 season started very well for Anthony. On 15 November 2010 he scored in a game against the Phoenix Suns 20 points and a Career High of 22 rebounds, his first 20-20 game.
New York Knicks ( since 2011 )
On 22 February 2011 Anthony was along with Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams and Renaldo Balkman in exchange for Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Timofey Mozgov, a first round pick and two second- round picks and $ 3 million to the issued New York Knicks. There he extended his contract ending in 2011 for three years, during which he will earn $ 65 million. Anthony was able to create that 114:108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in his debut with 27 points and 10 rebounds his new team.
With Anthony, the Knicks in seven years in 2011 for the first time reached the play-offs. Nevertheless, the change among followers of the Knicks is controversial, as the team especially younger players gave, without so far as they had hoped to become the co-favorites for the championship.
In the first two games of the season, he scored a total of 57 points (30 against Miami, 27 against the 76ers ). Richie Guerin was able to achieve in 1962 against the Chicago Zephyrs and also against the Lakers 57 points. 1970 Willis Reed get 58 points against the Celtics and the Cincinnati Royals. 76 points netted Patrick Ewing in 1993 against the Celtics and the Cavaliers. All these games were won.
A new franchise record he could achieve in the first four home games of the season 2012/13 he scored at least 25 points each time for the Knicks (30, 27, 31 and 26). On January 24, 2014 Anthony set a new franchise record with 62 points.
With the U.S. national basketball team, Anthony won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic Games. Since summer 2006 he is co- captain of the national team. In the World Cup tournament, he reached his record with 35 points against Italy. Anthony was appointed at this tournament as the only Americans into space Tournament team. After he won in 2007 with the America Cup his first national team title, it was the following year in Beijing Olympic champion. In the Summer Olympic Games 2012 in London Carmelo Anthony reached with the national basketball team for a second time gold, as the team defended its title. He set a new points record in the Summer Games, he scored against Nigeria by 37 points in just over 14 minutes on the floor.
In addition to the sports Carmelo Anthony takes time and again smaller roles in television productions. That was already a guest in the American edition of Sesame Street to see. He also had guest roles in the series Nurse Jackie and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
With 16.6 million euros a year ( 21.6 million U.S. dollars) was Carmelo Anthony in 2012 to No. 2 in the NBA top earners.
- 7 × NBA All -Star: 2007-2008, 2010-2014
- 2 × All- NBA Second Team: 2010, 2013
- 4 × All- NBA Third Team: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- NBA scoring champion: 2013
- NBA All- Rookie First Team: 2004
- MVP of the NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge: 2005
- Olympic gold medal at the Olympic Summer Games in Beijing 2008 and London 2012