Superior scoring ability knows no bounds.
Anthony starred at Oak Hill Academy as a senior and earned All-American honors. From there, he went to Syracuse, where he averaged 22.2 points per game and led the Orangemen to the first NCAA title in 2003 and was named the NCAA tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
Anthony was selected with the third pick in the 2003 Draft, arguably one of the best in NBA history. The 21.0 ppg he averaged in his first season is the third-best mark for a rookie in the last 20 years, but Anthony finished second to LeBron James in Rookie of the Year voting.
He and the Nuggets reached the playoffs in each of his seven full seasons in Denver. They lost in the first round in six of those seven appearances, but won 54 games and reached the conference finals in 2009 -- his lone time getting that far in the postseason.
In February of 2011, Anthony forced a trade to the Knicks and his playoff streak continued through his first three seasons in New York. The 2012-13 season remains the Knicks' best since they reached The Finals in 1999. With Anthony leading the league in scoring (28.7 ppg), they won 54 games. But they were upset by the Indiana Pacers in the conference semifinals.
After a season in Oklahoma City, a 10-game stint in Houston, and 12 months out of the league, Anthony signed with the Portland Trail Blazers in November of 2019. He averaged 14.3 ppg over his two seasons in Portland and, at the age of 37, signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2021.
Including his 2012-13 scoring title, Anthony finished in the top three in scoring five times. From 2003-17, he never averaged less than 21.0 ppg and was regularly among the top 10 scorers in the league in each of those seasons.
Anthony is the only player to have played in four Olympics for the United States, winning three gold medals (2008, 2012 and 2016) and one bronze (2004), also winning bronze at the 2006 World Championship. He ranks second among Americans in all-time Olympic scoring with 336 career points.