Know About Carmelo Anthony; Age, Wife, Son, Stats, Trade, Salary

Published Date: 04 Aug, 2019 Updated date: 04 Aug, 2019 By Celebs Podium

After playing for the 2018-19 season for the NBA team, Houston Rockets, Carmelo Anthony is a free agent now. However, the Rockets traded the draft rights to Jon Diebler, it allowed the Rockets to alleviate luxury-tax penalties up to $2.6 million.

Carmelo Anthony is an American professional basketball player who recently played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He represented the USA Olympic basketball team a record four times and won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and gold medals at 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Carmelo Anthony Bio; Parents, Education, Height, Weight

Carmelo Kyam Anthony was born on 29 May 1984 to parents Carmelo Iriarte and Mary Anthony. He grew up with two brothers, Robert, and Wilford, and a half-sister, Daphne in Brooklyn, New York City.

Anthony attended Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. Afterward, he moved to Syracuse University and played basketball during the 2002–03 season. He stands at a height of 6 feet 8 in (2.03 meters) and his listed weight is 240 pounds (109 kg).

His NBA Career; Stats, Trade

Carmelo began his NBA career from the Denver Nuggets, joining in 2003. He played for seven seasons for the Nuggets and led to their first Conference Finals appearance since 1985. Moreover, in 2011, he was traded to the New York Knicks before the NBA trade deadline.


Carmelo Anthony’s NBA career stats (Picture: Basketball-Reference)

Anthony made a career-high stats of scoring 62 points, setting a Knicks‘ single-game scoring record and a Madison Square Garden single-game scoring record in the game against the Charlotte Bobcats in January 2014. Later, the Knicks traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017, where he played a single season. In 2018, he joined Houston Rockets and played until 2019.

Contract & Salary

After the 2005-06 season, Anthony penned a 5-year contract extension with the Nuggets, worth $80 million.

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Moreover, he signed a one-year, $2.4 million veterans minimum contract with the Houston Rockets in 2018. He earned the base salary of $25,534,253 from the Rockets.

Wife Is A Television Personality; Son

Carmelo, aged 35 got engaged to his girlfriend La La Anthony in 2004. The couple later welcomed a son named Kiyan Carmelo Anthony on 7 March 2007. After six years of engagement, they exchanged the wedding vows on 10 July 2010 at Cipriani’s in New York City in front of 320 guests.


Carmelo Anthony and his wife La La Anthony share a son named Kiyan (Picture: New York Post)

His wife La La Anthony, aged 40 is an American television personality, New York Times best-selling author, businesswoman, producer and actress. In 2017, they reportedly got separated but later reconciled. Despite the divorce rumors, the pair are relishing their married life so far.

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Some Interesting Facts About Carmelo Anthony

  • Carmelo’s father was of African, Spanish, and indigenous ancestry and his mother is African-American.
  • The wedding of Carmelo and his wife La La got featured in VH1 reality series, La La’s Full Court Wedding.
  • In September 2015, his wife revealed that she has psoriasis for about 10 years.
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