Carmelo Anthony wants to be more than just a basketball player who makes bundles of money. The NBA star recently told media that he is striving to build a legacy after his son gave a passive answer when prompted to describe his father’s line of work on a school assignment.


According to Carmelo, Kiyan wrote “basketball player” in answer to the question and left the rest of the space blank. “I don’t want to just be an athlete,” said the star athlete. “I kind of obsess on that sometimes. I don’t want my son to be reading, oh, ‘disappointment, just a scorer, selfish, didn’t win enough, never quite the best’ — whatever. I want to be bigger than that. I want to shape my own destiny instead of just having him read about whatever on the back page.”

Anthony further explained, “What I really want is a bulletproof legacy. How can I be known for being a visionary, for being truly great?”

Carmelo and wife La La Anthony have one child together. Kiyan celebrated his seventh birthday earlier this year.



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