NBA Star Carmelo Anthony On Childhood, Community, And His Legacy
Carmelo Anthony has spent his adulthood at the top of the NBA. He was drafted in 2003 after leading Syracuse University to an NCAA championship win his freshman year. Since then, the ten-time NBA all-star has worked his way onto the league's list of all-time scorers.But after nearly two decades in the NBA, Anthony wants to be known as more than a basketball player. Anthony's latest project is a new memoir, "Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised." It recounts his childhood growing up in the housing projects in Brooklyn and the Murphy Homes in West Baltimore. We talk to Anthony about his childhood, basketball, his passion for social justice and philanthropy, and his legacy.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.