Kiyan Carmelo Anthony

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Basketball Player (2007)
Sun Feb 12 2023
By   Binaya_22

Kiyan Carmelo Anthony is an up-and-coming Basketball player. He has played for Team Melo in EYBL's 15U league. He is the son of NBA Lakers Carmelo Anthony.

Kiyan is an athlete from Brooklyn, born on March 7, 2007. The article tries to provide insight into the life of one of the fastest-rising names in the scene.

Kiyan Carmelo Anthony Ranking: Is Listed In Top 25 Recruits

Kiyan's career looks promising because he has achieved a good spot in his career as a high school boy. He is visibly thriving in his career, as he was recently listed in the Top 25 recruits in the class of 2025.

The young prodigy has already made quite a name for himself. He has played for Bryant University's team Bryant Bulldogs where he announced himself. His performances landed him an offer from George Mason University.

He is holding the ball whilst directly looking at his opponent.
Kiyan Carmelo Anthony in action (Source: Instagram @kiyananthony)

He aims to leave a more significant legacy on the court than his father. He had to say the following in his interview with The Hoop Group:

I want to be one of the best players in the country. Everything's going to pay off. I can really do everything on the court. Shooting the ball is like my lethal weapon. But I've been working on being able to create my own shot. I think what separates me is my work ethic. I'm in the gym almost every day. I don't really think anyone is working as hard as me.

His Parent Carmelo & Alani's Relationship

Kiyan's parents, Carmelo Anthony and Alani Vasquez have had a dramatic relationship. People would typically have a hard time keeping up with all of it.

The two first met each other through a mutual friend, DJ Clue. Soon after, they hit it off and started seeing each other. A while later, the couple got engaged in December 2004.

She is wearing a leopard patterned dress and he is wearing a grey blazer.
Carmel Anthony with his ex-wife La La Anthony (Source: Eonline)

It took many years for them to take their relationship to the next level finally. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on July 10, 2010, in New York in front of a large crowd of 320 guests. Their wedding was also taped for a television show for the fans to watch.

After seven years of married life, things didn't work out, and they separated in April 2017. Their relationship didn't end there as the couple got back together the following year, in December 2018. Unfortunately, their second spell didn't go as planned, as Alani divorced him and ended things forever.

Kiyan's Father Alleged Scandal

Kiyan's parent's marriage has ended, and it wasn't a pleasant journey. Carmelo Anthony found himself headlining tabloids when the news broke out that he was seen with another woman.

The woman has been identified as Sara Smiri. The paparazzi spotted him with her in a yatch together. The news spread like wildfire and soon started affecting the family of the NBA player.

On the other hand, Carmelo defended himself, saying he wasn't cheating on his wife. The woman was married, and her husband was also with them. He also called out the media for reporting the incident without fact-checking it.

In support of that, Carmelo defended himself in an Interview with TMZ Sports. He said:

All them bloggers that's trying to put that out there, that sh*t is not cool at all. That's not cool at all. Let that family be they family, they married. The only reason i'm addressing this is because this is affecting my family now and you got me out here looking crazy. Usually I won't address this, but I had to address this. Can't let this one slide, because this s*** ain't cool no more. Peace.

What Is The Net Worth of Kiyan Carmelo Anthony?

Kiyan Carmelo Anthony may not legally vote, but he is already making a lot of money. The celebrity kid's fame, though mostly comes from his parents, has made a name for himself as one of the most promising Basketball players. The young athlete's current net worth is around $1.5 million.

He is holding an orange juice and wearing a shirt with 2pac on it.
Kiyan Carmelo Anthony getting pictures clicked at the grocery (Source: Instagram @kiyananthony) 

His income mostly comes from his playing career but also through brand endorsements. He has been featured in a Jordan ad with his father, Carmelo Anthony promoting his sneaker, the Melo M12.

Kiyan Carmelo Anthony Height & Weight:

Basketball players are known to be tall, but Kiyan, at such a young age, is already making conversation for his height. The young athlete is already 6 Feet 3 Inches tall (190.5 cm).

He received his genes from his father Carmelo Anthony, who is 6 Feet 7 Inches (201 cm) tall. Good thing for his career that he didn't get his mom La La Anthony's height, whose height is 5 Feet 6 Inches (168 cm).

Who Is Kiyan Carmelo Anthony's Dad?

Carmelo Anthony is a popular name among basketball fans. He plays as a forward for NBA's Los Angeles Lakers.

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Carmelo Anthony playing for New York Knicks (Source: USA Today) 

He has accomplished much on the court, having made it to the NBA All-Star ten times. He is also ranked 28 in the Most 50-Point Game list with four matches.

Besides all the wins in the NBA, he has also translated that success with his national team. He won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics (the same Olympics that gave Helen Glover her gold medal).

About His Mother Alani Vazquez

Alani, who also goes by La La Anthony, is an American actress from Brooklyn. She has worked with top Hollywood personalities like Kevin Hart and has been spotted hanging out with people like Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams.

She is seen smiling as she poses for the camera.
La La Anthony at an event (Source: IMDb)

Alani is known for movies like Power, Unforgettable, and Think Like A Man. Besides acting, she is also a television personality and has previously worked with MTV.

Kiyan's Mother Suffers From Psoriasis

In September 2015, the Chi-Raq actress Vasquez made a shocking announcement to her fans. She revealed that she had had Psoriasis for a while.

Psoriasis is a type of skin disease that creates scaly patches in the person's skin. She revealed that she has been suffering from the disease for around a decade.

She talked about it in her Interview with People magazine. She revealed:

About 10 years ago is when I first noticed it, and I didn’t know what it was, I had it really bad in my scalp and behind my ears, but my scalp is where I suffer from it the worst.

Knowing firsthand what it's like to live with it, Vasquez is now trying to improve the lives of those affected. She teamed up with National Psoriasis Foundation, got herself involved in an awareness campaign, and shared her stories and experiences with the world.

Kiyan's Parents Televised Wedding

Alani Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony didn't conduct a private wedding, a common trope among celebrities. Instead, it was televised to the whole world.

Their wedding was recorded by VH1 and aired on their show La La's Full Court Wedding. Kiyan was also present in the front. He was only three years old at the time, so he probably doesn't remember much of it. But, at least he has highly produced video footage of his parent's marriage in case he wants to see it.

Is He Present On Social Media?

Want to learn more about Kiyan? He is on Instagram and Twitter. All of his fans can connect to him through the platform.

His Twitter handle is @kiyananthony, and his Insta handle is @kiyananthony. He isn't much of an Instagram user. He isn't too active on the platform but regularly provides updates on his life.


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