Born on May 29, 1984, Carmelo Anthony attended college at Syracuse and currently plays for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets. As a freshman in college, he was named Second-Team All America by the Associated Press. Anthony led the team to the school’s inaugural NCAA Championship in men’s basketball. In addition, Carmelo Anthony was named as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 Final Four and East Regional.
Carmelo Anthony began his professional basketball career in 2003 after being drafted third by the Denver Nuggets. During an outstanding rookie season, Anthony played in all 82 seasonal games and averaged 21 points per game. He received a unanimous vote for the NBA All-Rookie First Team and became the first NBA rookie to lead a playoff team in scoring since the 1989-1990 season. In 2004, he won a bronze medal as a member of Team USA during the 2004 Summer Olympics.
During the 2004-2005 season, Carmelo Anthony played and started in 75 games and averaged 20.8 points. In late December, he missed five games due to a sprained ankle, first one the left and another on the right. Earlier that month, he scored the 2,000th point of his career and became the third youngest player in NBA history to reach that milestone. During the 2005-2006 season, Carmelo Anthony averaged an impressive 26.5 points per game, 4.90 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
Off of the court, Carmelo Anthony has shown his dedication extends well beyond basketball as he believes in giving back to the community. In an effort to aid in the Asian Tsunami relief efforts, Carmelo Anthony agreed to donate $1,000.00 for every point scored against San Antonio during a January 8, 2005 game and also against Houston on January 9, 2005. When all was said and done, that donation totaled $35,000.00. In addition, he hosted ‘A Very Melo Christmas,’ which brought joy to hundreds of children who participated in a festive holiday party.
Standing 6’8″ tall and weighing 230 lbs., his full name is Carmelo K. Anthony. He has two brothers, one sister, and two dogs. Fans who would like to request a signed photo or simply send Carmelo Anthony their best wishes are urged to do so in care of his NBA franchise team. If you are requesting an autograph, be sure to include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) along with your request. Popular items to have signed include blank index cards, trading cards and photographs. It is recommended that fans not send any item that they cannot afford to lose, such as prized possessions and/or limited edition collectibles. As with all mailed autograph requests, there is no guarantee of a reply. For this reason, many fans simply prefer to request a signed photo. Depending on the athlete’s schedule, autographs may be authentic, secretarial, pre-printed or even impossible to provide. Patience is the key to requesting autographs by mail, especially when you are talking about an athlete as popular as Carmelo Anthony. Letters and requests should be mailed to:
1000 Chopper Place
Denver, CO 80204