NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony’s life story includes a great deal besides basketball.
The 10-time NBA All-Star has a memoir coming out September 14 that publisher Gallery Books is calling “raw and inspirational.” It traces his rise from housing projects in New York City and Baltimore to becoming an Olympic gold medalist and one of the NBA’s top scorers. The book is called “Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised” and is co-written by D. Watkins.
This book isn’t about basketball…— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) April 28, 2021
It’s about life, and growing up in the places WHERE TOMORROWS AREN’T PROMISED. Today, I’m proud to announce my memoir, coming to you on September 14th. pic.twitter.com/PP4P4vugQa
“I’m a Black kid from the bottom,” the 37-year-old Anthony writes in an excerpt of the book shared Wednesday by Gallery. “I had to fight through some of the roughest housing projects in America. How did I, a kid who’d had so many hopes, dreams and expectations beat out of him, make it here at all?”
Anthony, currently with the Portland Trail Blazers, previously played for the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks, among other teams.