Carmelo Anthony

One of the most decorated hoopers in NBA history, Carmelo Anthony put up big points in his hall of fame career.

This was true even before his pro career, getting buckets while winning an NCAA championship at Syracuse. Melo was drafted by the Denver Nuggets soon thereafter, going 3rd overall behind LeBron James and Darko Milicic. Anthony would push James for the 2004 rookie of the year award, even outscoring The King on the season with 21 points per game to James’ 20.9.

Carmelo would have some of his best years with the Nuggets, advancing as far as the Western Conference Finals in 2009. Anthony would eventually force a trade to the New York Knicks where he won the league scoring title averaging 28.7 points a game in the 2012-13 season.

Anthony’s prolific numbers seemed to decrease from there with failed stints with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets. Melo wasn’t done though, as he would see a resurgence with the Portland Trail Blazers, winning a Western Conference Player of the Week award with the team. Anthony would go on to accumulate 10 NBA All-Star appearances along with 3 Olympic gold medals.

On the footwear end, Melo ended up with 13 signature sneakers with the Jordan Brand. He eventually rocked the main line Jumpman sneakers like the 34 after his line concluded.

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