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11 Facts About Carmelo Anthony

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Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.

The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

The New York Knickerbockers, commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in New York City.

Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.

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Anthony attended Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy before playing college basketball at Syracuse.

Towson Catholic High School was a private Catholic, co-educational high school in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, Maryland, whose closing was announced in July, 2009.

The history of basketball is traced back to a YMCA International Training School, known today as Springfield College, located in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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In Anthony's freshman season, he led the Orangemen to their first and only National Championship and was named the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals.

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Anthony then entered the 2003 NBA draft where he was selected with the third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets.

Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado.

The 2003 NBA draft was held on June 26, 2003, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

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Since entering the NBA, Anthony has been named an All-Star ten times and an All-NBA Team member six times.

The All-NBA Team is an annual National Basketball Association honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season.

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While playing for Denver, he led the Nuggets to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010, winning two division titles in that span.

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In 2009, Anthony led the Nuggets to their first Conference Finals appearance since 1985.

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In 2011, he was traded from Denver to the New York Knicks just days prior to the NBA trade deadline.

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On January 24, 2014, against the Charlotte Bobcats, Anthony set the Madison Square Garden and Knicks' single-game scoring record with a career-high 62 points.

Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

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Anthony has been a member of the USA Olympic basketball team a record four times, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and gold medals at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics.

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home.

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

A gold medal is a medal awarded for highest achievement in a non-military field.

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He is the United States Olympic men's national basketball team all-time leading scorer, leader in rebounds and games played.

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