Carmelo Kiyan Anthony, known for his successful basketball career, has emerged into one of the most well known and admired players in the NBA. Most recently getting a lot of attention about his recent trade from the Denver Nuggets, he has just received a 3-year contract with the knicks for $65 Million. However, with all the hype about his new trade, there are a few more reasons why he may not be leaving the limelight any time soon.
1) Carmelo Proves to Have Immediate Impact on the New York Knick’s Business
Did you plan on getting tickets to the Knick’s game on Melo’s first night playing at the Garden? Well, unless you bought tickets before hand, you would’ve paid more than 3 times more had you bought them before the news about him playing with the Knicks became public. Tickets which were priced at less than $65 before the news, immediately rose to almost $200. According to some newspapers, courtside seats where going for over $6,000. The stock price for MSG was also affected. It opened at $28.30 on Tuesday 2/22 (due to the Market’s close on Monday in observance of President’s day) from a close of $28.02 on Friday 2/18.
2) Carmelo and La La Get Yet Another Reality Show
3) Carmelo Anthony Has His Own Shoe Line
Vera Wang Wedding Dresses. Receptions at the infamous Cipriani’s. Seems like a wedding fairytale, huh? Well at least to Carmelo Anthony’s new wife, La La, who is also known for her days as a host on MTV and other TV roles. After “courting” his bride (..get it..) almost 7 years, the couple decided to tie the knot last year and “La La’s Full Court Wedding” was birthed, documenting the couple’s nuptuals. Surprisingly, the couple are getting yet another show scheduled to be aired in August 2011. The docu-series will follow the Anthony family as they move from Colorado to New York after finding out about Carmelo’s trade to the New York Knicks. The series, now called “La La’s Full Court Life”, will be a follow up to “La La’s Full Court Wedding”.
4) Carmelo Cares
Known by many for his style of dress, Carmelo is no stranger to fashion. This may be the reason why this great basketball player is following in the shoes of the Great Michael Jordan not only on the court, but off the court as well. Melo, a few months ago, launched the “Jordan Melo M7″ sneakers. The high-priced, “revelutionary” sneaker, designed by Jordan Brand retails for over $100 and is only available at select retailers.
Although it has not received as much press in the past, Carmelo’s Development centre in Baltimore, Maryland is receiving more recognition nowadays. Opened in 2006, the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development centre, is an after-school program helping kids with homework and character development. He has donated over $1 million dollars and is known for being an advocate for charitable giving.
This 26 year old seems to have it all. Great career, Family, Business Sense and Good Heart, therefore there is no doubt that we will be hearing more about him in the near future.
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