Carmelo Anthony Shares His ‘Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised’ Memoir
In SummaryThe 10-time NBA All-Star is ready to share another side of him.
Carmelo Anthony chose the name of his memoir, “Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised” because it best encapsulates his life journey. The book was released on Sept. 14 and Anthony co-wrote it with D. Watkins, editor at large of Salon.com.
“I’ve never really wanted to tell this story,” he said to People magazine. “But I really thought that the time was now to really tell my part of the story, that most people don’t know.”
He was born and raised in the Red Hook housing projects in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Baltimore, Maryland when he was eight years old. It was during that time that he saw a lot of danger in the streets, from violence to drug dealing.
Anthony chose basketball as his safe haven and became a star at Towson Catholic High School and then Oak Hill Academy. He attended Syracuse University for one season where he led their team the Orange to the 2003 national championship.
He later took his talents to the NBA, where he was picked by the Denver Nuggets in the 2003 NBA draft. During his career, he has been a 10-time All-Star while playing with the Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.
Anthony signed with the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason to join with his longtime friend, LeBron James, in pursuit of his first-ever NBA championship. The three-time Olympic gold medalist said that this was the right time to write the memoir.
“For me to still be able to touch different generations and still be relatable to different generations, younger and older, the time was perfect for it,” Anthony said.