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As A Professional: NBA’s reigning scoring champion brought his talents to the world’s greatest basketball city in blockbuster, three-team megatrade on Feb. 22, 2011...Currently in 11th NBA season, third full campaign in New York following 71⁄2 standout years in Denver...Six-time NBA All-Star (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) and five-time All-Star starter...Six-time All-NBA selection (Second Team in 2010 and 2013, Third Team in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012)...All-Rookie First Team in 2004...Western Conference Player of the Month three times with Denver (March 2006, April 2007; Oct./Nov. 2009 with Denver); Eastern Conference Player of the Month twice with NYK (April 2012 and April 2013)...Western Conference Player of the Week 10 times, Eastern Conference Player of the Week six times (four times in 2012-13)...MVP of got milk? Rookie Challenge (2005)...Led NBA with 28.7 ppg in 2012-13, joining Hall of Famer Bernard King (32.9 in 1984-85) as the only Knicks in franchise history to lead NBA in scoring...Has ranked among NBA Top 20 in scoring in each of his 10 pro seasons, finishing in the Top 10 in each of the last eight campaigns... Owns 29 career 40-plus scoring games and three 50-plus games...Career scoring average of 25.0 points over 713 games (all starts), and has averaged 20-plus points in each of his 10 NBA seasons...Career .808 free throw shooter, has shot .800-plus from the line in six of the last eight seasons...Is 688-2,062 (.334) career from Downtown and owns one career four-point play (for Denver at L.A. Clippers, Nov. 21, 2007)...Tied Knicks single-game mark with nine 3PT FGM on Jan. 27, 2013 vs. Hawks...Owns two career triple-doubles (for Denver on Feb. 5, 2007 vs. Suns; 31 pts, 10 reb, 10 ast; for Knicks on Apr. 17, 2012 vs. Boston, 35 pts, 12 reb, 10 ast)...Has recorded five career 10-plus assist games and one 20-plus rebound game (career-high 22 for Denver at Phoenix, Nov. 15, 2010)...Shares NBA record for most points scored in a quarter (33 on Dec. 10, 2008 vs. Wolves) with Spurs’ George Gervin (Apr. 9, 1978 vs. Jazz)...Has started every NBA game in which he’s played (713 regular season, 66 Playoffs)...Has led his team to the NBA Playoffs in each of his 10 pro

seasons, with 25.7 ppg in 66 career games (all starts)...Owns four career 40-plus post-season games (two with Knicks), joining Bernard King (7) and Patrick Ewing (2) as only Knicks ever to record multiple 40-plus Playoff games...Three-time U.S. Olympian and two-time Olympic gold medalist (at Beijing in 2008, London in 2012)...Drafted by Denver in first round (third overall behind LeBron James and Darko Milicic) of 2003 NBA Draft, following freshman season at Syracuse; joined Knicks in Feb. 22, 2011 three-way megatrade with Denver and Minnesota...Quoting Head Coach Mike Woodson at the end of the 2012-13 season: “He’s been beautiful to watch all season because he’s trying to do it on both ends of the floor. I’ve always said your best players have got to make guys around them better, and I think everybody’s benefitted from Carmelo’s play on this team.”

40-plus And 50-plus Games: Carmelo owns 29 career 40-plus scoring games; 19 with the Nuggets and 10 with the Knicks...His 10 40-plus efforts as a Knick are the fourth-highest mark in franchise history, trailing the Hall of Fame trio of Patrick Ewing (30), Bernard King (23) and Richie Guerin (13)...As a Knick, Carmelo recorded two 40-plus games in 2011-12 and eight in 2012-13 (five shy of King’s single-season club mark of 13 40-plus efforts in 1984-85)...Has also authored three, 50-point games, two with Denver and one with the Knicks...Scored 50 points for Nuggets vs. Knicks on Nov. 27, 2009 and vs. Rockets on Feb. 7, 2011; and for Knicks vs. Heat on Apr. 2, 2013.

Among The All Timers/Actives: Carmelo comes into the 2013-14 season as the 65th leading scorer in NBA history with 17,846 career points...Just ahead of him on the all-time list are Chris Mullin (64th with 17,911), Lou Hudson (63rd with 17,940), Calvin Murphy (62nd with 17,949) and World B. Free (61st with 17.955)...Career scoring average (25.0) ranks 12th on the all-time NBA list coming into 2013-14 (minimum 2,000 FGM) and fourth among active players (behind LeBron James’ 27.6, Kevin Durant’s 26.6 and Kobe Bryant’s 25.5)...Ranks 11th among active players in total points (17,846)...On Nuggets’ all-time franchise lists, Carmelo is third all-time in points (13,970, trailing only Alex English’s 21,645 and Dan Issel’s 16,589), third in minutes (20,521), sixth in games played (564) and sixth in 3PT FG (410).

Hey Now, You’re An All-Star: A six-time NBA All-Star (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and five-time All-Star starter...Has averaged 19.7 points in his six All-Star games, with three 20-plus efforts...Earned sixth career NBA All-Star berth (fifth career start) in 2013 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by Sprint...Scored team-high 26 points with game-high 12 rebounds for East in loss to West in All-Star classic at Houston, Feb. 17...His 12 rebounds were the most for a Knick in an All-Star Game since Willis Reed (13) in 1971 Game at San Diego...In fan balloting, earned 1,460,950 votes worldwide, second among East frontcourt players to Miami’s LeBron James (1,583,646)...With Tyson Chandler (7 pts, 8 reb), became first pair of Knicks All-Star teammates since 2001 at Washington (Allan Houston, Latrell Sprewell).

Captain Clutch: One of the game’s top clutch performers; has made 17 game-winning shots in the final :10 (16 regular season, one Playoffs)...Has recorded three such shots for Knicks, two in 2010-11 (Mar. 9, 2011 at Memphis; 19- foot jumper with :00.5 left, 110-108; Apr. 10, 2011 at Indiana; 19-foot jumper with :04.9 left, 110-109) and one in 2011-12 (Apr. 8, 2012 vs. Chicago; 3PT FG with :08.2 left in OT, 100-99, capping 43-point game)...Did not record such a shot during 2012-13 season...In the Playoffs, nailed game-winning 3PT FG with :01.0 left to give Nuggets 106-105 win in Game Three of West Semis vs. Dallas, May 9, 2009.

2012-13 (Knicks): NBA scoring champion...NBA All-Star...All-NBA Second Team...Authored a magnificent season in third campaign in NY...Led the NBA in scoring with 28.7 ppg, joining newly-minted Hall of Famer Bernard King (32.9 in 1984-85) as the only Knicks in franchise history to pace League in scoring...Added 6.9 rpg and 2.6 apg with .449 shooting (669-1,489) over 37.0 mpg (14th in NBA) over 67 games (all starts)...Went 157-414 (.379) from Downtown (first career 100-plus home run season); 425-512 FTA (.830) from the line...Recorded the third-best single-season scoring average in Knicks franchise history with 28.7, topped only by King’s League-leading 32.9 in 1984-85 and Hall of Famer Richie Guerin’s 29.5 in 1961-62...Season Highs: Points: 50* (Apr. 2 at Miami); Assists: 8 (Feb. 27 vs. Golden State); Rebounds: 19 (Apr. 11 at Chicago)...Led Knicks in scoring 54 times, rebounds 20 times, assists six times... Recorded 31 30-plus scoring games and eight 40-plus efforts...Double-figure points in 63 of his 67 games...Scored 20-plus points in a half 30 times, 20-plus points in a quarter twice...Had 10 points-reb double-doubles....Played in 700th career NBA game on Mar. 22 at Toronto...Scored 16,000th career point on Nov. 5 at Philadelphia, 17,000th career point on Feb. 2 vs. Sacramento...Honors: 2013 NBA All-Star...Named to 2012-13 All-NBA Second Team (sixth career All-NBA designation)...Named KIA NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April (36.9 ppg with three 40-plus games, Knicks 8-2); fifth career POTM award (second straight in April, as he was also named East POTM for April 2012)...Eastern Conference Player of the Week four times (first Knick ever): periods ending Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Apr. 7 and Apr. 14...Finished third in balloting for 2012-13 KIA NBA Most Valuable Player with 475 points, behind Heat’s LeBron James (1,207) and Thunder’s Kevin Durant (765). Garnered the only first place vote that did not go to James (120)...Downtown: Went 157- 414 (.379) from three-point range, first career 100-plus home run season...On Jan. 27, 2013, tied Knicks single-game mark with career-high nine (of 12) three-point FGM en route to 42 points in win over Atlanta. Tied Knicks mark of nine 3PT FGM shared with Latrell Sprewell (twice), Toney Douglas and John Starks. Collected nine three-pointers through the first three quarters, then driving layup+FTM (Josh Smith foul) with just :12.5 left gave Knicks final 106-104 margin of victory...Life Begins At 40: Authored eight 40-plus scoring games, five shy of single-season club record of 13 by Bernard King in 1984-85...Scored 40-plus points in three straight games, Apr. 2-5, tying King’s franchise record set in 1984-85 (Nov. 21-24, 1984)...The three straight 40s: On Apr. 2, rang up a career-high-tying 50 points (18-26 FGA, 7-10 from Downtown) in win over Miami. Recorded Knicks’ highest scoring game since Jamal Crawford vs. Heat, Jan. 26 2007 (52), and 15th individual 50-plus effort in franchise history...On Apr. 3, scored game-high 40 points in win at Atlanta... On Apr. 5, tied King’s club record with third straight 40-plus game, pouring in game-high 41 in win over Bucks...30-Plus In Seven Straight: Had 30-plus points in seven straight games, Apr. 2-12, scoring 38.6 ppg during the streak and falling two shy of Amar’e Stoudemire’s club record of nine straight 30-plus games, Nov. 28-Dec. 15, 2010...20-plus In 31 Straight: Scored 20-plus points in a franchise record 31 straight games in a single season, Nov. 16-Feb. 1, averaging 30.0 points

 

(930) during the run and smashing the prior team mark of 29 straight 20-plus games by Hall of Famer Richie Guerin in 1961-62...Time Away: Missed 12 games due to injury over the course of the season...Suffered lacerated left middle finger at Charlotte, Dec. 5, and missed next two games...Suffered sprained left ankle in win over Lakers, Dec. 13, and missed next two games...Suffered hyperextended left knee in Christmas Day loss at Lakers, and missed next two games...Suffered sore right knee in comeback win at Cleveland, Mar. 4, and missed next three games...Had a soft tissue fluid collection of his posterior right knee aspirated in New York, Mar. 14, and missed next three games...Suspended for one game by NBA for confronting Boston’s Kevin Garnett following Jan. 7 game at MSG (served suspension on Jan. 10 at Indiana)...Did not play (non-injury related) in regular season’s last two games...Additional Key Games: Logged season-high 50 minutes in OT loss at Brooklyn, Nov. 26 (35 points)...Game-high 45 points in comeback win at Brooklyn, Dec. 11...Ejected (two techs) in loss to Bulls, Dec. 21...After missing two games (knee), returned with a vengeance with game-high 45 points vs. Blazers, Jan. 1...Team-high 35 points with season-high eight assists to help offset Stephen Curry’s 54 points in win over Warriors, Feb. 27...Returned to Denver for first time since February 2011 megatrade, scoring nine points in 22 minutes in loss to Nuggets, Mar. 13. Left game in third quarter (right knee; missed next three games)...Scored 32 points in win over Bobcats, Mar. 29, combining with Smith (37) for Knicks’ first 30-30 scoring pair since Mar. 30, 2011 vs. New Jersey (Anthony 39, Billups 33)...Hauled in a season-high 19 rebounds (three shy of career high) with 36 points in OT loss at Chicago that snapped 13-game winning streak, Apr. 11.

In The Playoffs: Averaged 28.8 points for the 2013 Playoffs, finishing second to Thunder’s Kevin Durant (30.8 ppg) on final 2013 NBA Playoff leader board...His 28.8 ppg (12 games) marked third-highest scoring average in Knicks team history for a Playoff season, topped only Bernard King’s 34.8 in 1984 (12 games) and Patrick Ewing’s 29.4 in 1990 (10 games)...Started all 12 NYK post-season games...Notched second-highest Playoff scoring average of career (30.7 for Denver in 2010)...Led Knicks in scoring in each of the 12 post-season games...Had five 30-plus scoring games and one double-double...Scored series-high 29.2 ppg in first round win over Boston...His 175 points were a Knicks Playoff record for a six-game series, breaking Patrick Ewing’s mark of 155 in 1993 East Finals vs. Chicago...Also established Knicks six-game series marks for FGM (61, later broken in Indiana series), FGA (160), FTM (44) and FTA (49)...Series high 36 points twice (Games One and Four)...En route to 36 points in Game Four (Apr. 28 at Boston), went 10-35 FGA and 16-20 FTA; 35 FGA tied Bernard King’s single-game club Playoff record (1984 vs. Detroit), and 20 FTA set a new club single-game Playoff mark (19 by Latrell Sprewell in 1999 vs. Atlanta)...Had 21 points in Game Six series finale at Boston (May 3), including game- and series-clinching three-point bomb with 1:43 left that put NY up by nine (84-75)...Series-high 28.5 ppg in East Semis vs. Pacers...His 65 FGM established a Knicks Playoff mark for a six-game series (had tied mark with 61 in the Boston series)...Scored Playoff high 39 points (15-29 FGA) in Game Six series finale.

Year-By-Year: 2003-04 (Nuggets): All-Rookie First Team...Finished second in got milk? Rookie of the Year voting to Cavs’ LeBron James...Unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selection...Became first NBA rookie to lead a playoff team in scoring since Spurs’ David Robinson in 1989-90...Led NBA rookies and was 12th overall in scoring (21.0)...Set Nuggets rookie records for points (1,725), scoring average (21.0), FGM (624), FGA (1,465), FTM (408), FTA (525) and minutes played (2,995)...Named got milk? Western Conference Rookie of the Month six consecutive months (November thru April), also earned two NBA Player of the Week honors...Competed in got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend...Scored Nuggets rookie record 41 points vs. Seattle, Mar. 30, becoming second-youngest player (19 years, 305 days) to score 40 points in a game in NBA history.

2004-05 (Nuggets): Finished 19th in NBA in scoring (20.8)...MVP of got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend (31 points)...Missed six early-season games due to sprained ankles.

2005-06 (Nuggets): All-NBA Third Team...Eighth in NBA with 26.5 ppg...Western Conference Player of the Month for March...Made five game-winning shots in the last five seconds (Jan. 8 at Houston, Jan. 10 vs. Phoenix, Feb. 24 at Minnesota, Mar. 15 at Indiana, Apr. 6 vs. Lakers).

2006-07 (Nuggets): NBA All-Star...All-NBA Third Team...Scored a career-high 28.9 ppg in 65 games (all starts)...Second in the NBA in scoring to Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (31.6)...Western Conference Player of the Month for April (28.5 ppg)... Scored 20 points in first NBA All-Star Game appearance, Feb. 18 at Las Vegas...Tied Alex English’s team record of six- consecutive 30-plus games twice (Nov. 8-18 and Nov. 22-Dec. 2)...Recorded first career triple-double on Feb. 5, 2007 vs. Suns (31 pts, 10 reb, 10 ast)...Not with team Mar. 7 at Golden State due to birth of first child...Served 15-game NBA suspension (Dec. 18-Jan. 20) in wake of melee vs. Knicks at MSG, Dec. 16, 2006...Scored 26.8 ppg in five Playoff games vs. Spurs.

2007-08 (Nuggets): NBA All-Star...Fourth in NBA in scoring (25.7), adding career-high 7.4 rpg...Joined Alex English as only players in Nuggets NBA history to average at least 25.0 ppg for three-consecutive seasons...Started NBA All-Star Game at New Orleans (18 points)...Missed five games in Jan (left ankle sprain)...Averaged 22.5 in four Playoff games vs. Lakers.

2008-09 (Nuggets): All-NBA Third Team...Averaged 22.8 points (seventh in NBA) in 66 games (all starts) in injury- shortened season...Dished off a career-high 11 assists at Oklahoma City, Feb. 4...Scored 10,000th career point at Oklahoma City, Feb. 4; third-youngest player in NBA history to reach mark (LeBron James, Kobe Bryant)...Scored season-high 45 points vs. Wolves, Dec. 10. Scored 33 points in the third quarter to tie NBA mark (Spurs’ George Gervin had 33 in second quarter at New Orleans, Apr. 9, 1978)...Missed two games in October and one in March due to team suspension... Missed three games in December due to right elbow contusion, missed 10 games in January with non-displaced third metacarpal fracture, right hand...Scored 27.2 ppg in 16 post-season games as Nuggets drove to West Finals.

2009-10 (Nuggets): NBA All-Star...All-NBA Second Team...Third in NBA with 28.2 ppg in 69 games (all starts)...Had 31 

30-plus scoring games, seven 40-plus games and one 50-plus game...Made third career NBA All-Star appearance (second start) on Feb. 14 in Dallas, scoring team-high 27 points for West...Western Conference Player of the Month for Oct./Nov.; West Player of the Week twice...Scored 20-plus points in each of first 20 games, a club record...Scored a career-high 50 points (17-28 FGA, 1-4 from Downtown, 15-16 FTA) vs. Knicks, Nov. 27...Missed five straight games (Jan. 2-9) with right knee contusion; missed eight-straight games (Jan. 25-Feb. 6) with left ankle sprain...Had 30.7 ppg in six Playoff games.

2010-11 (Nuggets-Knicks): NBA All-Star...Led Knicks to NBA Playoff berth following acquisition in mid-season...Combined with Nuggets and Knicks, averaged 25.6 points (third in NBA) in 77 games (all starts)...Appeared in 50 games for Nuggets, 27 for Knicks...Had career-high .838 FT pct...Third in NBA in scoring (25.6), trailing only Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant (27.7) and Miami’s LeBron James (26.7)...Recorded 24 30-plus scoring games (17 with Nuggets, seven with Knicks)... With Nuggets, added two 40-plus scoring games (including career-high-tying 50 points on Feb. 7 vs. Rockets)...With New York, averaged 26.3 points in 27 games (all starts)...Scored 30-plus points seven times with New York (Knicks high 39 points, twice)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, became third player in NBA history to score at least 25 points in each of his first four games with a team, joining Wilt Chamberlain with 1959-60 Warriors (10 straight games) and Dominique Wilkins with 1993-94 Clippers (four)...Did not miss a game due to injury as a Knick (listed as Inactive in regular season finale, Apr. 13 at Boston)...On Feb. 20 - two days before trade to NY - played in NBA All-Star Game at Los Angeles (8 pts, 7 reb)...Named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice, in back-to-back weeks in April, becoming first Knick ever to win POTW honors in successive weeks...Prior to trade to NY, had 25.2 ppg in 50 games (all starts) for Nuggets... Scored a career-high-tying 50 points (16-24 FGA, 2-3 from Downtown, 16-18 FTA) vs. Rockets on Feb. 7...Hauled in career-high 22 rebounds at Phoenix, Nov. 15...Missed seven games in December; two due to patella tendinitis, right knee, five due to personal reasons...In his final game as a Nugget, scored game-high 38 points in win at Milwaukee, Feb. 16... Led all scorers with 26.0 ppg in first-round Playoff loss to Boston, tying all-time Knicks Playoff mark for FGA in a four-game series (88, also by Willis Reed vs. Baltimore in 1969)...Tied career Playoff high with 42 points, adding Playoff career-high 17 rebounds in Game Two loss (Apr. 19).

2011-12 (Knicks): NBA All-Star...All-NBA Third Team...In first full Knicks season, averaged 22.6 points (sixth in NBA) and 6.3 rebounds over 55 games (all starts)...Led Knicks in scoring 31 times, rebounds eight times, assists 13 times...Had team-high 14 30-plus scoring games, two 40-plus efforts and eight double-doubles...Recorded his second career triple- double (first with NYK) on Apr. 17 vs. Celtics (35 pts, 12 rebs, 10 ast)...Scored 20-plus points in a quarter twice and 20-plus points in a half 13 times...Scored 19 points with nine rebounds as starter for East at NBA All-Star 2012 at Orlando... Named KIA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April (29.8 ppg with two 40-plus games; Knicks 9-4); first Knick to be named POTM since Patrick Ewing (January 1995)...Recorded two 40-plus scoring games, his first as a Knick: On Apr. 8, poured in a season-high 43 points in ABC Easter Sunday OT win over Bulls. Forced OT with three-point bomb with :11.2 left in fourth quarter (91-91), then capped memorable afternoon with game-winning three-ball with :08.2 left in OT (100-99), his 17th career game-winning shot in the final 10 seconds...On Apr. 15, scored game-high 42 points in ABC loss to Heat (only Knick starter in double-figure points)...Missed 10 games due to injury, all in season’s first half. Missed one game with sprained right ankle, two with sprained right ankle/sprained left wrist/sprained right thumb, and seven (Feb. 8-19) with strained right groin...Did not dress (CD) in season finale at Charlotte, Apr. 26...Spearheaded season-opening Christmas Day win over Celtics with game-high 37 points...Ejected (two techs) in loss to Bucks, Jan. 20 (35 points)...Held to just one point (0-7 FGA, 1-1 FTA), but added 11 rebounds in 33-point rout of Bobcats, Jan. 24...Game-highs 28 points and season-high 12 rebounds in win over Bucks, Mar. 26...Averaged team-high 27.8 points in the five first-round Playoff games (all starts) vs. Heat...Spearheaded Game Four win with game-high 41 points, recording 14th 40-plus scoring game in Knicks Playoff history.

U-S-A: Three-time U.S. Olympian and two-time gold-medalist was key factor in gold-medal win at 2012 London Games...Member of gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic teams in 2008 and 2012; member of bronze medal-winning U.S. squad in 2004...Averaged 16.3 points (second on squad to Kevin Durant’s 19.5), 4.8 rebounds and .535 shooting (46-86) over 17.8 minutes in eight games (all off the bench) for gold medal-winning U.S. squad at ’12 London Games... Seventh on 2012 Olympic leader board in scoring (16.3), second in 3PT FGM (23-46, 500)...Scored 37 points (13-16 FGA) - a single-game U.S. Olympic record - in just 14 bench minutes in win over Nigeria, Aug. 2, 2012. Went 10-12 from Downtown and set another U.S. Olympic mark with 10 3PT FGM...Scored eight points (3-9 FGA) in gold medal win over Spain, Aug. 12... Joined Knicks teammate Tyson Chandler as 2012 Olympic gold medalists...Averaged 11.5 points for gold medal U.S. squad at 2008 Beijing Olympics...Averaged team-high 21.2 points as U.S. won gold medal at 2007 FIBA Americas tournament, with U.S. Olympic qualifying scoring records for scoring average and total points (191)...Team-high 19.9 ppg in 2006 FIBA World Championship of Basketball; named to All-Tournament Team...Named 2006 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.

As A Collegian: In his only season at Syracuse, named Second Team All-America by The Associated Press as a freshman in 2002-03, leading Orangemen to 30-5 record and school’s first NCAA Championship...Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 Final Four and East Regional...Consensus national Freshman of the Year...Big East Conference Freshman of the Year and All-Big East First Team selection...Averaged 22.2 points (16th in nation) and 10.0 rebounds (19th)...In national championship game victory over Kansas, scored 20 points, adding 10 rebounds and seven assists...Scored season-high 33 points In Final Four win over Texas...His No. 15 college jersey was retired by Syracuse University on Feb. 23, 2013.

Community Corner: Established the Carmelo Anthony Foundation (CAF) in 2005...Member of NBA FIT Team...In conjunction with the Carmelo Anthony Foundation, Feed the Children and Metro Ministries, delivered 500 boxes filled with food and cleaning supplies to a housing project in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn to families in need during the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 8, 2012...Joined Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant and a galaxy of Knicks legends past and present - Walt Frazier, Larry Johnson, Allan Houston, Earl Monroe, John Starks, Baron Davis, Tyson Chander, Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and

Amar’e Stoudemire - in attending landmark “12-12-12” concert presented by Chase for the benefit of the Robin Hood Relief Fund and victims of Hurricane Sandy, Dec. 12, 2012...Joined the rest of his teammates along with the Knicks coaching staff, alumni and a galaxy of A-list celebrities at the 14th annual Knicks Bowl presented by Unilever at Chelsea Piers, Feb. 11, 2013, the gala, star-studded event that has raised over $2.2 million for the Garden of Dreams Foundation...Joined teammates to host a clinic for 100 children to celebrate NBA FIT Live Healthy Week in conjunction with Garden of Dreams Foundation, Jan. 30, 2012 at MSG Training Center...Joined Knicks legends Walt Frazier, John Starks and Earl Monroe and teammates at Knicks’ Home for the Holidays Youth Clinic presented by Chase at Trinity High School in Manhattan on Dec. 20, 2011 through Garden of Dreams Foundation...Appeared with Amar’e Stoudemire on PBS “Sesame Street” episode in fall 2011...Attended gala celebration for Time’s 100 Most Influential People in April 2011...Dropped in at Garden to check out the progress of arena transformation, Jun. 30, 2011, chatting with construction workers and signing autographs...Released a children’s book in 2004 entitled “It’s Just the Beginning”.

Off The Court: In April 2013, claimed the number one spot on the NBA’s top-selling jerseys list (based on sales at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue and online at NBAStore.com), rising from the No. 4 position to overtake Heat’s LeBron James...Co-starred with fellow All-Star Dwight Howard and Bulls legend Scottie Pippen in blockbuster 3-D sci-fi basketball thriller “Amazing”, which premiered at Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2013...Noted arts patron was honored guest of Tommy Hilfiger and Swizz Beatz at Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner on Jun. 4, 2013 at the Plaza Hotel, where he purchased a rare Parks print of Muhammad Ali. Carmelo on art: “I am big into the art world. I am still learning, I’ve bought a lot of different artists. As far as collecting just one, I am trying to take my time and get some art I feel genuine towards.”...Co-hosted President Barack Obama at presidential fund-raising shootaround at Chelsea Piers, Aug. 23, 2012, with Hall of Famers Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan...Attended President Obama’s fundraiser at the Waldorf-Astoria in April 2011; met with President Obama at presidential tax event, Sep. 19, 2011, at the home of Ralph Schlosstein and Jane Hartley...Serves as executive VP of innovation for PowerCoco, the next generation’s sports drink (named to position in spring 2012)...Immortalized with unveiling of wax statue at fabled Madame Tussouds New York, Jun. 26, 2012...Along with teammate Amar’e Stoudemire, was among star-studded gathering invited to Steve Tisch’s and Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s gala NY Giants pre-Super Bowl pep rally at Michael’s, Feb. 1, 2012...Celebrated launch of his new Jordan Melo M8 athletic shoe with gala, star-studded event at Hudson River Park at Pier 54, Oct. 20, 2011...Celebrated landmark partnership with Power Grip with gala event at Modell’s in Times Square, Oct. 14, 2011...Co-stars on wife LaLa Vasquez’s hit reality TV show, “LaLa’s Full Court Life”, which debuted on VH1 in 2011...Wife LaLa joined cast of off-Broadway smash Love, Loss and What I Wore in October 2012...Honored at fabled Carnegie Deli with his own sandwich, “The Melo” (pastrami, corned beef, salami, bacon, lettuce, tomato and Russian dressing on rye bread)...Appeared in cameo roles on hit TV series “Law and Order: SVU” on Sep. 28, 2011 and “Nurse Jackie” on Apr. 15, 2012...With his wife LaLa, is co-founder of Krossover Entertainment, a music and movie company that produced a highly acclaimed documentary on boxer Mike Tyson in 2009... Featured during 2010-11 season on two huge midtown billboards: for Boost Mobile at 33rd Street and Ninth Ave., and for Brand Jordan at 34th Street and Seventh Avenue...Celebrated NY arrival at Knicks’ official “Welcome to New York” party gala at Abe and Arthur’s, Mar. 22, 2011...Guest-starred on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”, Apr. 2, 2011...Appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Apr. 18, 2011 to celebrate Knicks’ run to 2011 Playoffs.

Personal: Carmelo Kyam Anthony...Son of Mary Anthony...Married singer LaLa Vazquez in New York on Jul. 10, 2010. The couple has a son, Kiyan (6)...Upon joining Knicks, chose the No. 7 because his son’s birthday is Mar. 7; also because his high school number (22) minus his number at Denver at Syracuse (15) is seven...Fan of the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Longhorns football...At Oak Hill Academy, was named First Team All-America by USA Today and Parade Magazine and was named to McDonald’s All-American Team...Featured on the cover of EA Sports’ NBA Live 2005 and NCAA March Madness 2004 basketball video games...Annually releases a top-selling signature sneaker with Brand Jordan. 

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: May 29, 1984
From: Syracuse University
Draft: 1st Round (3rd pick) 2003 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2003
Years Pro: 10
Previous Teams:
  New York Knicks 2010 - 2013
  Denver Nuggets 2003 - 2010
Prior to NBA/Country: Syracuse/USA

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