Carmelo Anthony was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1984. Raised in Baltimore, Anthony became the No. 1 high school player in the country. As a freshman he led Syracuse University to the national title in 2003. That same year he was drafted third overall by the Denver Nuggets, becoming one of the league's top scorers. He was traded to the New York Knicks in 2011, before moving on to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Atlanta Hawks, the Houston Rockets and the Chicago Bulls.