Carmelo Anthonyis a former NBA player who inspired an entire generation of young scorers and shooters. Melo became an instant household name, especially after averaging incredibly high numbers offensively. It would ve been a close battle on the scoring list between him and one of his closest friends,LeBron Jamesif Melo had maintained his prime form. Regardless of what happened, he still goes down in history as one of the best scorers the game has ever seen.
The former NBA All-Star was drafted in 2003 by theDenver Nuggets. He was most known for his work with the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks. However, he eventually made his way to OKC, the Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, and finally, theLos Angeles Lakersto play alongside LeBron. After 19 seasons, Melo finished without a ring, one of the greatest players without one.
During his last season, Melo averaged 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1 assist per game. The Lakers were his final hope of winning a championship, however, they did not make it to the playoffs. He was a 10x All-Star, scoring champion, and All-NBA inductee. Anthony also won three gold medals with Team USA in the Olympics. Melo finished 9th on the NBA s All-Time Scoring List. Let us take a look at his NBA earnings.
Carmelo Anthony is worth $160 million as of 2023
Carmelo Anthony was one of the highest-paid players during his prime as an NBA player. His is worth an estimated $160 million as of today. Melo had his biggest contracts with the Nuggets and Knicks. Heearned approximately $262 millionthroughout the 20 years he spent playing professional basketball.
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Anthony also has a couple of investments and endorsements that contribute to his net worth. He has also been part of the business world much like his former NBA peers. Melo has invested in Melo7 Tech Partners, Seven Estate wine company, his fashion brand called STAYME7O, and other media ventures. Footlocker and Nike are two of his biggest endorsements yet, however, he also endorses Panini, Haute Time, and other brands.
BREAKING: Carmelo Anthony retires from the NBA after 19 seasons
Top 9 scorer in NBA history
2013 Scoring Champion
NBA 75th Anniversary Team
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His first contract was worth $15.1 million which he signed as a rookie with the Nuggets. Melo s biggest contract was a max extension that was exercised between 2014 and 2018 with the Knicks worth $124 million. His last few contracts were all for one year and valued at a minimum of $2 million. Anthony s average salary per season was $14 million per year. Melo will be remembered as one of the biggest players of this generation.