NBA power forward for the Denver Nuggets
. Was the 3rd overall pick in the NBA Draft, which also boasted such stars as now-teammates Lebron James
and Dwayne Wade
. He is often just referred to as "Melo" by fans and sportscasters. Melo is consistently one of the top scorers in the league, usually averaging around 28 points per game.
In an incident which landed him with a 15 game suspension, Carmelo sucker-punched Mardy Collins of the New York Knicks
after then-coach Isiah Thomas encouraged his team to foul hard due to his perception of the Denver Nuggets running up the score late in the game. Because of the suspension, Denver traded for guard Allen Iverson
, and then subsequently had two of the highest scorers in the league on one team. The move ultimately did not work out and resulted in the trade of Iverson for Chauncy Billups
Melo was then seen in the league as a bully and a thug, furthering the thuggish bad boy image of the Denver Nuggets.
He is on Team Jordan
where he has numerous shoe and clothing lines. He also won a national championship at Syracuse University his freshman year, which has lead many to believe he has the ability to do the same on the professional stage.
Carmelo Anthony is one bad mo fo.