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Carmelo Anthony has had a Jordan Brand endorsement since coming into the NBA. While we look forward to his upcoming signature sneaker, the Jordan Melo M10, let's discuss his last two sneaker models that he wore last season.

While it's common for non-retro or flagship Jordans to get overlooked, Carmelo's signature collection is technically equipped and should not fall in this category.  Always well designed, the last two Jordan Melos have stood above the previous models and have featured all of the top current Nike and Jordan tech available, often priced substantially lower than other kicks with similar specs.

Even though the Melo M8 Advance debuted during the Gold Medal round of the Olympic Basketball in 2012, Anthony started off the '12-'13 NBA season in them only to bring out the new Jordan Melo M9 at Christmas leaving a 5-month window for the M8 Advance to be the latest Carmelo Anthony pair of Jordans. Carmelo must have grown fond of the Jordan M8 Advance as frequently wore them throughout the season and into the new calendar year even after his new sneaker released.

Take a look as a complete breakdown of Carmelo Anthony's statistical averages in every sneaker he wore during the '12-'13 NBA season in order of appearance.

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Jordan Melo M8 Advance "HOME"

Games Played: 14
Dates Worn: 11/2, 11/4, 11/15, 11/18, 11/25, 11/30, 12/2, 12/5, 12/9, 12/19, 12/21, 12/23, 3/31, 4/5
W-L: 13-1
Points: 27.5/game
Rebounds: 6.5/game
Assists: 1.5/game
Turnovers: 2/game
Top Scoring Game: 41 vs. Bucks (W)

Notes: After first debuting the Jordan Melo M8 Advance in a Team USA colorway in London during the Olympic Games, Anthony started the season in the season with the Knicks in this colorway.


Jordan Melo M8 Advance "AWAY"

Games Played: 20
Dates Worn: 11/5, 11/13, 11/16, 11/20, 11/21, 11/23, 11/26, 11/28, 12/11, 3/29, 4/2, 4/3, 4/7, 4/9, 4/11, 4/12, 4/14, 5/5, 5/16, 5/18
W-L: 13-7
Points: 28.5/game
Rebounds: 8/game
Assists: 2/game
Turnovers: 2.5/game
Top Scoring Game: 50 vs. Heat (W)

Notes: Despite making the switch from to the Melo M9 after Christmas, Carmelo Anthony brought back this color of the Jordan Melo M8 Advance at the end of March and wore them thru the end of the regular season and select times during the NBA Playoffs.


Jordan Melo M8 Advance Sample

Games Played: 1
Date Worn: 11/9
W-L: 1-0
Points: 31
Rebounds: 7
Assists: 1
Turnovers: 3

Notes: At first glance this sample pair looks like the 'Away' Melo M8 Advance, but a closer look shows that this version has a much darker upper with no shiny material along the eyelets and white lining.  This is the only sneaker outlet that has featured this sneaker.


Jordan Melo M9 "Christmas"

Games Played: 1
Date Worn: 12/25
W-L: 0-1
Points: 34
Rebounds: 7
Assists: 3
Turnovers: 3

Notes: Carmelo Anthony used the Knicks/Lakers game on Christmas in 2012 to debut his new signature basketball sneaker, the Jordan Melo M9.  Inspired by snowflakes, this colorway features an entirely reflective upper with 3M elephant print spread throughout many of the panels on the top of the shoe.


Jordan Melo M9 "HOME" White/Blue-Black

Games Played: 14
Dates Worn: 1/1, 1/3, 1/7, 1/11, 1/13, 1/27, 1/30, 2/1, 2/2, 2/4, 2/6, 2/10, 2/13, 2/24, 2/27
W-L: 9-6
Points: 26.5/game
Rebounds: 7/game
Assists: 3.5/game
Turnovers: 3.5/game
Top Scoring Game: 45 vs. Trail Blazers (L)

This mostly while colorway of the Jordan Melo M9 could be considered a 'Home' colorway despite the pivotal orange color missing.


Jordan Melo M9 "AWAY"

Games Played: 7
Dates Worn: 1/5, 2/8, 2/20, 3/11, 3/13, 3/22, 3/26
W-L: 4-3
Points: 25.5/game
Rebounds: 7/game
Assists: 2.5/game
Turnovers: 3.5/game
Top Scoring Game: 40 vs. Magic (W)


Jordan Melo M9 "Black History Month"

Games Played: 1
Date Worn: 1/21
W-L: 0-1
Points: 29
Rebounds: 3
Assists: 7
Turnovers: 2

Notes: The 'Black History Month' edition of the Jordan Melo M9 didn't feature the pattern that the Nike Basketball sneakers made for the occasion had.  Just like the 'Christmas' Melo M9, this pair features an entirely reflective upper.


Jordan Melo M9 "Black/Orange"

Games Played: 5
Dates Worn: 1/17, 1/24, 1/26, 3/1, 3/4
W-L: 4-1
Points: 23/game
Rebounds: 5.5/game
Assists: 2.5/game
Turnovers: 3/game
Top Scoring Game: 30 vs. Wizards (W)

Notes: One of the Jordan Melo M9 that was a general release, this mostly black pair featured orange in the inlay as well as on the Flywire strap.  The letter M design really showed thru here.


Jordan Melo M9 "Syracuse"

Games Played: 4
Dates Worn: 3/3, 3/20, 3/23, 3/27
W-L: 4-0
Points: 25.5/game
Rebounds: 6game
Assists: 2/game
Turnovers: 2.5/game
Top Scoring Game: 30 vs. Wizards (W)

The 'Syracuse' Melo M9 continues the yearly tradition of Carmelo Anthony having a signature sneaker colorway that gives a nod to where he played college ball.  Since becoming a member of the Knicks, wearing Jordans with his name on it inspired by alma manter fit right in with New York uniforms.


Jordan Melo M9 "Playoff"

Games Played: 4
Dates Worn: 4/20, 4/23, 5/1, 5/7
W-L: 3-1
Points: 31/game
Rebounds: 6.5/game
Assists: 1.5/game
Turnovers: 1/game
Top Scoring Game: 36 vs. Celtics (W)

So orange it almost looks red, this Melo M9 colorway features a shiny material throughout the upper and a gradient blue-to-orange fade on the tongue. 


Jordan Melo M9 "Alternate"

Games Played: 3
Dates Worn: 4/26, 4/28, 5/3
W-L: 2-1
Points: 27.5/game
Rebounds: 5/game
Assists: 2/game
Turnovers: 4/game
Top Scoring Game: 36 vs. Celtics (L)

Notes: Even though there were only two new colorways of the Melo M9 announced by Jordan Brand for Carmelo to wear during the NBA Playoffs, this pair was only worn during the Knicks/Celtics series the first round of the post-season.


Jordan Melo M9 "Suede Playoffs"

Games Played: 2
Dates Worn: 5/11, 5/14
W-L: 0-2
Points: 22.5/game
Rebounds: 7/game
Assists: 1/game
Turnovers: 3.5/game
Top Scoring Game: 24 vs. Pacers (L)

This very New York Knicks colorway of the Jordan Melo M9 was apart of the set Anthony was given to wear throughout the post season making 2013 the second-straight year that Carmelo wore blue suede shoes; word to Elvis. 

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