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Carmelo Anthony Biography

Carmelo Anthony has taken the NBA by storm. The star of the Denver Nuggets has the team in the hunt for a playoff spot and is eager to rebound after a disappointing 2004 Olympics. Kidzworld checks out this rising NBA superstar.

Carmelo Anthony Beginnings

Carmelo Anthony was born May 29, 1984 in New York City. His father, whom Carmelo was named after, died when he was two. Anthony started playing basketball with his older brothers when he was seven and he soon made a name for himself in Brooklyn youth b-ball games. His older sister, Michelle, and her friends formed a cheer team and made up cheers for Carmelo. When Carmelo Anthony was eight, the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland and he started winning awards for his play at local recreation centers.

Carmelo Anthony - High School Phenom

Carmelo Anthony played basketball at the private catholic high school where him mom sent him, but he didn't developed into a star player until his junior year. In his senior year of high school, he transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, where he was named a high school All-American. Carmelo Anthony could probably have jumped to the NBA right after high school, as many scouts predicted he would be a first-round pick. But Anthony's mom insisted he go to college, where he would become a star for the Syracuse Orangemen.

Camelo Anthony - Final Four Champion and NBA Superstar

In his freshman year at Syracuse University, Carmelo Anthony led the Orangemen to the NCAA Title, with an 81-78 victory over Kansas, and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. Carmelo Anthony's performance at the Final Four made him a lock to be a top selection at the 2003 NBA Draft. Anthony was selected third overall by the Denver Nuggets and was a big reason why the team went from NBA bottom feeders to playoff contenders. Carmelo Anthony has averaged over 18 points and six rebounds per game in his rookie year and finished second to Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in voting for the 2003-2004 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Carmelo Anthony played for the United States basketball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Anthony did not have a strong tournament and spent a lot of time on the bench, as the United States had to settle for a bronze medal.

Carmelo Anthony - Did U Know?

  • Carmelo Anthony's favorite football team is the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Carmelo Anthony has a scar above his left eyebrow, which he picked up when he was four years old. He fell off a speaker he had climbed on to, in order to look through a window to watch his older brother play basketball.
  • Carmelo Anthony has a Chinese Shar-pei, named Stoney.
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  • Lebron James - he plays more minutes and has more flash.
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"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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