11 Carmelo Anthony facts on his birthday

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    Carmelo Anthony turns 30-years-old.

    New York Knicks’ basketball player, Carmelo Anthony, turns 30-years-old. We celebrate with some interesting facts about the athlete. (Photo: Shutterstock)

    Carmelo “Melo” Anthony, the professional basketball player who plays for the NBA’s New York Kicks, hits the big 3-0 today.

    In celebration of his 30th birthday and his successful trajectory, we’ve compiled some facts about the renowned and talented athlete.

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    11 Facts about “Melo”

    1. Anthony’s NBA career began on June 26, 2003, when he was chosen in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. 

    Carmelo Anthony was part of the Denver "Nuggets."

    (Photo: Giphy.com)

    2. Since 2011 he has formed part of the New York Knicks.

    Carmelo Anthony plays for the Knicks.

    (Photo: Giphy.com

    3. He is half Puerto-Rican and half African-American.

    Carmelo Anthony is mixed.

    (Photo: Giphy.com)

    4. He’s married to former MTV VJ and actress Alani “La La” Vazquez, who is also of Puerto Rican descent.

    Carmelo Anthony and Lala are married.

    (Photo: Shutterstock)

    5. Together they have a 7-year-old son named Kiyan Carmelo Anthony.

    Carmelo Anthony has a son.

    (Photo: Giphy.com)

    6. One of his best friends is Miami Heat’s basketball player, LeBron James.

    Carmelo Anthony is best friends with Lebron James.

    (Photo: Giphy.com)

    7. Both played at the 2012 Summer Olympics and won gold medal with Team USA. 

    Carmelo Anthony won a gold medal.

    (Photo: Giphy.com)

    8. Anthony had a previous gold medal at the 2008 Olympics and bronze medal at the Olympics in 2004 with Team USA.

    Carmelo Anthony played for Team USA.

    (Photo: Giphy.com)

    9. Word on the street is that he allegedly bought a pet camel.

    Carmelo Anthony owns a camel.

    (Photo: Twitter)

    10. He’s a sucker for mob movies, such as “Scarface,” “The Godfather,” “Goodfellas” and “Casino.”

    Carmelo Anthony likes mob movies.

    (Photo: Giphy.com)

    11. He was named to the All-Star team seven times and to the All-NBA team six times.

    Carmelo Anthony is a renowned athlete.

    (Photo: Giphy.com)

    11. Anthony is the only player to appear on the cover of all three EA Sports basketball franchises (NCAA March Madness, NBA Live and NBA Street).

    Carmelo Anthony on video games.

    (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    We hope you enjoyed and happy birthday “Melo”!

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