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Carmelo Anthony

Anthony with the Knicks in November 2013
No. 7 – New York Knicks
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1984-05-29) May 29, 1984 (age 32)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Towson Catholic
(Towson, Maryland)
Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
College Syracuse (2002–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2011 Denver Nuggets
2011–present New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards

9× NBA All-Star (2007–2008, 2010–2016)
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)
NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (2005)
2× USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2006, 2016)
NCAA champion (2003)
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2003)
Consensus second-team All-American (2003)
USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2003)
No. 15 retired by Syracuse

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Life is a risk.
I told my mom I would graduate. I owe that much to her and myself.
Of course I want to take the last shot, let's be quite frank: I've been doing for nine years already, and I've made a ton of them.
Carmelo Anthony
I've been at the funerals of a lot of people in my neighborhood. Sometimes when I sit back and relax, I think about that and just blank out.
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I think everybody has their own unique style.
Life is a risk.
It's too late for me to get married before I'm famous. You never know people's intentions.
Carmelo Anthony
I'm really into fashion.
I believe that you should put the right people around you, people that will not let anything go wrong.
Carmelo Anthony
I can't worry about what other people are saying about me. At the end of the day, it's just their opinions, but if I said I don't hear it, or it doesn't bother me a little bit, I'd be lying to you.
Carmelo Anthony
What I do will be straight up. Management knows that.
The NBA's a Fortune 500 company. That's how you look at it. And all the other Fortune 500 companies out there in the world, you don't see their CEOs and COOs going to work with white tees and baggy clothes and stuff like that. So I have to take that same approach.
Carmelo Anthony
People look at me like I'm on my way out of the game. I'm just getting started.
Carmelo Anthony
I can't palm a basketball.
I just want to get on the court.
I'm a classical type of guy. Whatever's out at that point in time, I like it. I just put my own twist on it, and we go from there.
Carmelo Anthony
At the end of the day, you want to be always the one that's one step ahead of everybody, and when it comes to hip-hop, culture and art, you want to be that signature guy.
Carmelo Anthony
Leadership is something I was born with.
I wanted to make the lightest shoe possible, but still be able to perform at the same time.
Carmelo Anthony
Man, I'm not trying to be important; I just go out and play.
Who wouldn't want to go back home to play?
I think people fail to realize that teams and organizations have been stacking teams since way back in the day.
Carmelo Anthony
Denver is home to me, and to be recognized for my achievements in the sports community here is a great honor.
Carmelo Anthony
I think going to college for that one year was probable the best thing I have ever done.
Carmelo Anthony
It's easier for me to let the game just come to me.
When I step on that basketball court, I'm thinking about basketball, I'm thinking about winning – but there's so much that goes into thought about how I'm going to open this game up to others. It's so much more than just basketball.
Carmelo Anthony
With the way everything's going now and the way that technology is going, you can do a lot of things with a lot of different new materials.
Carmelo Anthony
I know I'm not a selfish player. People around me know I'm not a selfish player. I do everything I can to make people around me understand I'm not a selfish player.
Carmelo Anthony
I like having fun.
Any decision I make is the biggest decision of my life.