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Portland Trail Blazers star Carmelo Anthony bares all in a raw memoir that details his rise to the top of basketball stardom.
Who knew the big man had such a big heart?
Carmelo Anthony plans to release his life story, titled “Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised,” on September 14. Anthony co-wrote the book with D. Watkins and shares anecdotes of his life before the NBA. As he’s quick to point out, the story isn’t about basketball, but rather the game of life itself. That may be a little too corny, but you get the picture.
The 10-time NBA All-Star had to overcome many obstacles to become the man and player he is today, and life was far from easy for him back then.
In an excerpt shared by his publisher Gallery Books, Anthony writes, “I’m a Black kid from the bottom. I had to fight through some of the roughest housing projects in America. How did I, a kid who’d had so many hopes, dreams and expectations beat out of him, make it here at all?”
Carmelo Anthony tells his complex life story in a memoir to be released this fall
In the memoir, Anthony opens up about being raised in the projects of West Baltimore, where he witnessed the death of close family members and friends and dealt with grief and depression.
Before he was “Melo,” he was a victim of poverty, racism, and violence. Before he was “Melo,” he was just a hooper who beat the odds, and he’s sure to inspire many more after him.
Anthony never thought he would make it this far. From being drafted by the Denver Nuggets to becoming the league scoring champion on the New York Knicks, Anthony now has plenty to look back on and smile about. As he enters the final stages of his career with Portland, he’ll want to give it his all in the playoffs. But he’ll never forget where he came from.
When he retires, Anthony will have many league awards and recognitions to his name, but this book will be the most important lasting legacy the big man leaves behind.