Jersey Monday: Carmelo Anthony

I decided to give today's Jersey Monday slot to my authentic Carmelo Anthony Nuggets jersey, since I'm not sure how much longer it'll be considered a current jersey.

Well, technically it's no longer "current", since the NBA went to the new Adidas revolution jersey fabrics this year and this jersey uses the old dazzle fabric construction (which, as an aside, looks extra stupid on a fat white guy), but it may not even be an accurate depiction of Carmelo's NBA status if he gets his wish and gets traded to the Knicks.

I've always had a soft spot for Carmelo, since he was one of the first big-name athletes I ever got to interview. He was playing for Oak Hill at the time, and had returned to Towson for a game against Towson Catholic -- where he'd played the previous three seasons. After the game, he took the time to do a one-on-one interview with me, which was incredibly cool of him. Obviously, he wasn't a huge superstar then, but he was still one of the top three recruits in the nation.

Interestingly, back in 2002, there was no consensus No. 1 recruit, but all the major services had the same three players in the top three: Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton. The latter two are already playing for the Knicks, and Anthony may join them. I don't have anything to add to that, nor does it really relate to this Nuggets jersey, I just think it's cool.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.


  1. Good nugget on the Class of '05 recruiting class... that was my first freshman class when I was a college hoops temp... That class also had Rashad McCants, Ike Diogu.. Bracey Wright got major hype... Great class...

  2. I think that class got overshadowed a bit because it was the rare time when the consensus best high school player in the nation was a junior. But for all the talk this summer about LeBron, Wade and Bosh uniting as the "draft class of '03", I think the "high school class of '02" would have stronger bonds for that NY trio


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