Some Lesser Known Facts About Carmelo Anthony
- Does Carmelo Anthony smoke: No
- Does Carmelo Anthony drink alcohol: Yes
- Just like Michael Jordan, Carmelo was cut from his high school team as a freshman.
- Anthony won the 2002 High School all American slam dunk contest.
- Carmelo Anthony has been named The Big East Rookie of the week a record 10 times. He surpassed NBA legend Allen Iverson’s record of 9 Awards.
- In 2006, Anthony faced a 15 game suspension for an ugly on court brawl with the members of New York Knicks. Interestingly, a few years later, Anthony was picked up by the Knicks in the NBA Draft and he now shares the locker room with some of the guys he had a spat back then.
- Anthony is afraid of Cats.
- He led his Syracuse University team to a 30-5 record and their first ever NCAA championship.
- He has a Sandwich named after him at New York’s famous Carnegie Deli Restaurant. The sandwich is called “The Melo”, which costs around $22.
- In 2013, Carmelo started a high-end watch and luxury lifestyle magazine called ‘Haute Life.’
- Anthony’s 33- point outburst against Texas in the final four set an NCAA tournament record for most points by a freshman.
- Carmelo got a scar above his left eyebrow when he was 4, after falling off a speaker he climbed to look through a window and watch his elder brother play Basketball.
- Carmelo Anthony is the only player to be the cover athlete for all 3 EA Sports Basketball franchises.
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