” New Jordan Retro 13 ” In 2003, fresh off of leading the Syracuse Orangeman to their first National Championship, Carmelo Kiyan Anthony was drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. He was taken as the third pick by the Denver Nuggets. After the one season at Syracuse and a prolific career at the Oak Hill Academy, Carmelo had become a professional basketball player at the age of 19. Nicknamed “Melo”, Anthony instantly became one of the most high profile and popular players in the NBA. The awards he has received in his career include All-Rookie, All-Star, and All-NBA. Carmelo almost singlehandedly took the Denver Nuggets from losers to winners in his 7 year career with the team. They reached the playoffs six years in a row and earned two division titles in doing so. In other words, Melo did some work. He did some serious work.