Carmelo Anthony, who was born on May 29, 1984, is an American basketball player who has played for both the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks. He is notable for his excellent scoring abilities.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the talented basketball player:
#1: The first fun fact is that he has been married to television personality La La Anthony since July 10, 2010. Their only child, Kylan, was born on March 7, 2007.
#2: He was on the 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival East Team that earned a silver medal, with a record of 3-2.
#3: Another fun fact is that he was also a member of the 2002 USA Basketball Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that ended up with a 4-1 record and earned the bronze medal.
#4: It should be noted that the famous basketball player was named after his father, Carmelo Iriarte. On a sad note, his father is deceased.
#5: Carmelo Anthony has been generous in the past to organizations that help the youth. In fact, he donated slightly less than five million dollars in 2006 to the CAF Youth Center in Baltimore, AAU Basketball, Syracuse University Recreational Center, and to other charities.
#6: The talented basketball player has been an important member of three medal-winning United States men’s national basketball teams. He was on the team at the Athens Olympic Games when the team received the bronze medal, and he was a member of the team at the Beijing and London Olympic Games when the team earned the gold medal.
#7: Another fun fact is that the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame named Anthony its professional athlete of the year for 2008.
#8: An unfortunate fact about the talented basketball player is that he has been involved in some legal charges. For instance, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in 2008.
#9: Anthony currently holds the NBA record for most points in a single quarter, with 33 points.
#10: The last fun fact is that he was in the Chinese film Amazing. Two other notable athletes were also in this movie, Dwight Howard and Scottie Pippen.
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