The 100 Greatest Athletes of the Complex Decade

74. Carmelo Anthony

Sport: Basketball
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 2003 NCAA Champion, 5x All-Star, 3x All-NBA 3rd team
After leading Syracuse to a national title in 2003, Melo continued schoolin' grown-men on the court by taking the Denver Nuggets to the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons. In 2010, he took his talents to the Big Apple in search of a ring and has caught some flack for shooting "too much," but the Melo Stat duo ended New York's six-year playoff drought and has one again sparked basketball interest in the Mecca.

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