How much is Carmelo Anthony worth?
|Net Worth:||$170 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Basketball Player|
|Date of Birth:||May 29, 1984|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Kyam Anthony was born in 1984. A member of the iconic 2003 NBA draft, he is one of the two only remaining players who are still in the league, the other being LeBron James. In his first two years playing basketball in the league, Carmelo Anthony earned more than $50 million from the NBA, not counting endorsements. Since then he’s earned even more with $136 million from the New York Knicks and another $53 million from the Denver Nuggets. Even today in his older career playing for the Portland Trail Blazers he still commands a salary of $2.3 million on top of his endorsements which earn him between $10 to $30 million per year.
Life was not easy for Carmelo Anthony growing up. His father died when he was still a 2-year-old child. When he and his mother moved to Baltimore, where she found work, Carmelo experienced what urban hell really looks like. From the age of 12, he said that he was in “constant danger” and has seen many of his childhood friends succumb to drugs, violence and murder. It was the determination to avoid such a fate that helped him hone his focus on the success in sports, particularly basketball. He was a good basketball player from the start, but when he grew five inches in his junior year in high school, he was suddenly became an unstoppable scorer. College coaches quickly started to take note and shortly after was recruited.
As of 2021, we estimate Carmelo Anthony has a net worth of $170 million dollars.
What makes him so successful?
Enormous basketball talent combined with a growth spurt in junior year and the will and focus to shut off everything negative him has led to his success. Always a talented shooter and scorer he became one of the most dominant high school players once he grew those five inches and became a 6 foot 6 inches swingman. He grew even more in college and dominated like never before. While he never won a title in the NBA, he did manage to do so with Syracuse in his one and only season in college.
The neighborhoods in which he had grown up with were full of danger. He has seen numerous childhood friends die or be broken by the ways of drugs and violence. But he was able to ignore all that and shift his focus into his basketball career. That hard work and focus that never faltered, were richly rewarded later in life. During his NBA career, Carmelo Anthony has earned over $260 million dollars total.
How did Carmelo Anthony get so rich?
Carmelo Anthony was selected as the second pick in the 2003 NBA draft, right behind LeBron James. The NBA team that drafted him was the Denver Nuggets. He would spend 8 years of his career playing for that franchise. From his first season onwards it became clear that the NBA had gotten an incredible, almost unstoppable scorer. With his help, the Nuggets were able to turn from one of the worst teams in the league to a playoff team. Carmelo became only the second best players after David Robinson, who was a leading scorer on a playoff team as a rookie.
From his third season with the team, he would establish himself as a top 10 to top 5 scorers in the league, averaging more than 25 points per game in multiple seasons. But the Denver Nuggets could not make the push and win the NBA title. Carmelo, and his wife Lala especially, wanted to be in a bigger city, a bigger market. That is why the Denver Nuggets traded him in February of 2011 to the New York Knicks. The Knicks were always a famous team, but with little success. With Anthony as their go-to scorer, the Knicks were able to go into the playoffs for a couple of seasons. But a title chance never really materialized for them. But he did lead them past the Boston Celtics in the 2013 playoffs. That first-round victory was the first playoff win in 13 years for the New York Knicks.
As his career came closer and closer to its twilight, and he started to decrease as a player and scorer, Carmelo Anthony moved from team to team, hoping to finally win a ring. The first of those teams was OKC. Afterwards, he had an episode with the Houston Rockets, but due to his limited defensive abilities and uncharacteristically poor three-point shooting season, he was borderline unplayable. He is currently the member of the Portland Trailblazers, with a few 30 point games under his belt as a rotation player for the Blazers.
We calculate Carmelo Anthony is worth $170 million dollars in 2020.
Why is he so famous?
He moved to the famous Oak Hill Academy when he was a senior in high school. During his time there, the school went on a 43 game long winning streak. During his senior year in high school, he averaged 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. He even outplayed LeBron James in a game. Unlike many of the prospects in Oak Hill Academy, Carmelo Anthony decided to attend college and avoid the prep-to-pro route, like some other players before him, have made, like Kevin Garnett, Jermaine O’Neal or Kobe Bryant. He ended up attending Syracuse University which he later gifted $3 million dollars to for a new basketball practice facility when he became successful in his career. Not to mention another $1.5 million to the Living Classrooms Foundation in 2006.
Anthony had an amazing, perfect season during his time at Syracuse. He averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds in his only season. His performance during the season led his team to the finals where they defeated Kansas, Carmelo Anthony scoring his average of 22 points and he grabbed 10 rebounds. He won every player of the year award he could and entered the 2003 draft, full of future greats, such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, but also featured one of the biggest busts in NBA draft history, Darko Milicic.
While Carmelo Anthony has been famous among basketball fans since the draft, he began to become much better known by his dominating performances under the Nuggets. Yet it was only when he became a force to be reckoned with in the Knicks did he reach global recognition and become a household name.
Carmelo Anthony was born in 1984 in Brooklyn, New York. After spending the first eight years of his life in the projects, Carmelo and his family moved to Baltimore. It would be sports that kept Anthony out of the drugs and violence in his neighborhood.
He attend Towson Catholic High School for three years and led them in state tournaments but failed to get a state title. Before his senior year, he had already declared he would attend Syracuse University. He transferred schools and moved to Virginia for his senior year due to falling grades. Carmelo was named a McDonald’s All-American and the number one senior in the nation in 2002.
Carmelo Anthony at Syracuse
Carmelo only stayed in Syracuse for one year. But during that year, he averaged 22 points a game and 10 rebounds. He led the Orange to the NCAA Championship and won the Cuse’s first title by beating the Kansas Jayhawks. In a Final Four game against Texas, Anthony dropped 33 points — a tournament record for a freshman.
Carmelo is Drafted into the NBA
Carmelo declared for the 2003 NBA Draft and was taken as the third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. In his rookie campaign, he scored 30 points in his sixth game — becoming the second-youngest player ever to score 30. In February of the 2003-04 season, he became the third-youngest player to reach 1,000 career points. He led the Nuggets to the playoffs but they lost in the first round.
In March of 2006, Carmelo reached 5,000 career points — and was the second-youngest to get there after LeBron James. The 06-07 season saw Anthony tie a franchise record for six consecutive 30-point games but he was later suspended for 15 games for being involved in a brawl with the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. In February of 2007, he recorded his first triple-double against the Phoenix Suns.
The Nuggets in the Conference Finals
Carmelo was finally named an All-Star starter in 07-08 and followed it up a few weeks later by scoring 49 points in a game against the Washington Wizards. And in March of that season, he reached 9,000 career points. The next season, he tied an NBA record for points in a quarter when he put down 33 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. That year, Carmelo and the Nuggets finally made it past the first round of the playoffs after beating the New Orleans Hornets — and went even further by then beating the Dallas Mavericks before losing to the Lakers in the conference finals.
Carmelo Goes to NY
In February of 2011, Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks. In his first game, he scored 27 points with 10 rebounds.
Carmelo Anthony’s Playing Style
Carmelo is a small forward who can play power forward when needed. He excels in creating space with defenders allowing for jump shots or drives down the lane. He is also well-known as a clutch performer, having made five game-winning shots in the 05-06 season alone.
The story of Carmelo Anthony’s rise to NBA stardom is similar to a few stories in the NBA. A talented kid grows up in horrible dangerous circumstances. His father dies when he was only 2 and his mother worked like hell to provide for him. But due to his focus, work ethic and talent, he was able to wrestle away from the potential fate of drug overdoses or gang war violence turning himself into one of the best NBA players of the last 20 years instead. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, for Carmelo Anthony, that light was basketball and he was able to bask in it wholeheartedly.