Easily one of the three-best offensive players in the NBA right now, Carmelo Anthony has been sitting amongst the league’s elite since his 2003 rookie season. With nine All-Star appearances under his belt, a career-average of 25.3 points per game, and an unrivaled clutch gene, Melo continues to churn out dominating performance after dominating performance.
During a cold Saturday night in mid-January, Jordan Brand hosted an intimate family dinner for No. 7 just a block away from his office at Madison Square Garden. But this was no business meeting—it was personal. Invite only is an understatement when you look at who was asked to celebrate a decade of memorable moments between Carmelo and the brand, but this should come as no surprise to anyone that knows him.
Once Anthony entered the NBA, Jordan Brand went right to work in outfitting him with retro PEs while architecting his own signature line. Drawing inspiration from past Jordans and Foamposties, the Melo line has been one of the best performing sneakers on the market for nearly a decade, and the current M10 is the latest and greatest.
Without this heritage, the ‘Pure Platinum’ colorway of the M10 that dropped Saturday wouldn’t be here. And it’s that family mentality that separates Carmelo the player from Carmelo the man. So before you dive in to the history of the sneakers Melo has worn during his best performances, watch to see what makes his legacy so special.