At 31 years old, Carmelo Anthony leads a life most men can only dream of. He is one of the best basketball players in the world, has a beautiful wife and family, enough money to set future generations of the Anthony family up for life, and a signature sneaker line with Jordan Brand. While most are envious of his wealth and stature, hardcore sneakerheads are jealous of the impressive array of Jordan player exclusives sitting in ‘Melo’s sneaker closet.
During his time in Denver, ‘Melo used his partnership with Jordan to build one of the best on-court collections in the NBA. Though he debuted his signature look in ‘04, ‘Melo continued to wear retro and current PEs on a regular basis. For years, ‘Melo would bring out exclusives that looked incredible with the Nuggets color schemes. With most featuring some sort of powder blue detail paired with a white base and yellow sprinkled in, the demand and attention became so high that a few pairs were released to the masses. His head-turning footwear choices carried over to the Olympics, too, where he paid homage to the boss with Olympic edition PEs.
Once traded to the Knicks, Carmelo put the retros in the stash and opted for his own signature look. While he occasionally broke out a pair of custom 1.5s, Anthony has stuck to his improving sig look, most recently the M11. Having just wrapped up his 11th season in the League, and on his 31st birthday today, ‘Melo boasts one of the top modern sneaker histories. Here is a look at some of Carmelo Anthony’s Greatest Player Exclusive Air Jordans.
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