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Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984), nicknamed "Melo", is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After a successful high school career at Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy, Anthony attended Syracuse University for college where he led the Orangemen to their first National Championship in 2003. He earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award and was named the Most Valuable Player of NCAA East Regional. After one season at Syracuse University, Anthony left college to enter the 2003 NBA Draft, where he was selected as the third pick by the Nuggets. He was traded to the Knicks several days prior to the 2011 trade deadline. Since entering the NBA, Anthony has emerged as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. He was named to the All-Rookie team, to the All-Star team five times and to the All-NBA team five times. Anthony led the Nuggets to two division titles and to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010. In 2009, he helped the Nuggets advance to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1985. As a member of the USA National Team,

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50 Cent
Bodyguarding for Carmelo Terrifies TMZ Photog

This clip is pretty damn hilarious -- 50 Cent doing some bodyguard work for Carmelo Anthony on the streets of NYC this weekend ... and scaring the living hell out of our TMZ photog. We were… READ MORE >

Carmelo Anthony -- 'It's Only Right' ... Syracuse Ranked #1 Party School

Carmelo Anthony
'It's Only Right' Syracuse Ranked #1 Party School

Carmelo Anthony tells TMZ Sports ... he's a PROUD ORANGEMAN today -- after his alma mater was ranked the #1 party school in the country. Syracuse beat out schools like UCSB, West Virginia,… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Knicks Star J.R. Smith -- Killin' The Competition ... At Secret NYC Pick-Up Game

Knicks Star J.R. Smith
Killin' The Competition At Secret NYC Pick-Up Game

It was Knicks DOMINATION at a secret pick-up game in NYC today -- when Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith went HAM on some NBA competition at a gym in the Big Apple ... and TMZ Sports has the… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Reggie Miller -- Warning to NBA: Skinny LeBron James Is a Dangerous LeBron

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Warning to NBA: Skinny LeBron Is Dangerous LeBron

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- 42 days ago
Carmelo Anthony -- Rejects NYC Lap Dance Offer... But I'm Open to Free Pizza!

Carmelo Anthony
Rejects NYC Lap Dance Offer ... But I'm Open to Free Pizza!

Stand down, strippers ... Carmelo Anthony tells TMZ Sports he will NOT be taking up Scores NYC on it's "Free Lapdances for Life" offer ... though he is open to another kind of free pie. We… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Praises NYC Strip Club ... But You Didn't Deliver Carmelo

Matt Barnes
Praises NYC Strip Club But You Didn't Deliver 'Melo!

"Its a great gesture ... and they've got A LOT of talent at Scores ... but knowing [Carmelo Anthony], he just did what's best for him."  -- Matt BarnesWe broke the story ... the world famous… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
If Carmelo Anthony Re-Signs With Knicks ... Free Lap Dances For Life!!

NYC Strip Club to 'Melo
Free Lap Dances for Life ... If You Re-Sign w/ Knicks

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- 76 days ago
Is Carmelo Anthony Joining the Lakers?? -- Lou Adler Talks Lake Show

Lou Adler
Carmelo's NOT Gonna Be a Laker ... Trust Me

He's not just a music legend, Lou Adler is also an L.A. Lakers mega-fan -- who's plugged in to all things Purple and Gold -- and the guy tells TMZ Sports 'Melo ain't gonna sign with the Lake… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Carmelo Anthony's Wife -- 'Of Course' I Have a Say ... Where NBA Star Plays Next Year

Carmelo's Wife
'Of Course' I Have a Say Where NBA Star Plays Next Year

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- 96 days ago
Carmelo Anthony On Miami Rumors ... 'Nothing's Legit Until Deal Is Signed'

Carmelo Anthony
On Miami Heat Rumors ... 'Nothing's Legit Until Deal Is Signed'

There have been rumors about the Bulls, the Lakers and the Heat -- but Carmelo Anthony tells TMZ Sports nothing is "legit" until a contract is SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED. 'Melo was leaving… READ MORE >

- 102 days ago

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