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Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
Position: F
Born: 05/29/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $2,564,753
NBA veteran and Brooklyn, New York, native Carmelo Anthony made some off-court news Friday, sharing where his son, Kiyan, plans to go high school — Christ the King High School in Queens, a borough of New York City. For basketball fans, the news about where Kiyan plans to go made noise because of the school’s associations with basketball history through its alumni.
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How long does he think he has left? That question will have to be left for another day, perhaps another late-night walk, when his mind can escape the pressure and the preparation it takes to be a legend. At the moment, there was a glass of wine and an 11 a.m. practice Wednesday ahead of him, leaving little time to talk about his future. “See, that question will not be answered tonight,” Anthony said. “I told you I’m a student of the game. That’s on the court and off the court.”
It was the next morning, after the team’s shootaround, that he told me he had recently started daily walks to clear his mind and to reflect on where he was in life. And so that’s how he spent his first off night with the Blazers, walking alone, near the Blazers’ downtown hotel, sorting his thoughts, and as he put it, putting into perspective his new lease on NBA life. It was a time when he organized his thoughts and determined what was important and what was noise. He noted that he wanted to be more present in the now, to live in the moment.
I thought about that scene on Tuesday night after Anthony scored 23 points in the Blazers’ 106-97 win over Orlando, his points vaulting him past Oscar Robertson and into 12th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Was Anthony able to absorb this milestone and really appreciate it in real-time? Was he still able to adhere to that perspective he thought about on that Milwaukee walk?