Carmelo Anthony, the NBA star, made a big announcement that left fans and sports enthusiasts in a whirlwind of emotions.
Through a heartfelt video, Anthony officially announced his retirement from the NBA, marking the end of an era.
In the nearly two-minute clip, Anthony bid farewell to the NBA, reflecting on his journey and expressing gratitude for his experiences.
Carmelo Anthony Leaves His Children To Continue His Legacy
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It wasn’t just about basketball for Carmelo Anthony; he emphasized that his son, Kiyan Anthony, would be the torchbearer of their basketball legacy.
However, the video took an unexpectedly poignant turn when Anthony publicly acknowledged his daughter, Genesis, for the first time.
It was a touching moment that showcased the importance of family in his life.
Anthony shared a photograph of Genesis, whom he shares with Mia Burks, and shifted the camera’s focus to his son, Kiyan, whom he shares with his ex-wife, La La Anthony.
It was a powerful statement, demonstrating his unwavering support for Kiyan and entrusting him with carrying forward their family’s legacy.
“My legacy, my son, is in you. I will forever continue through you. ‘Cause the time has come for you to carry this torch. So Ky, chase your dreams, let nothing hold you back, let nothing intervene. My legacy now and forever lives on through you. And I will always be proud at what you do. Peace.”
Speaking of Kiyan, he’s already making waves in the basketball world.
He has an impressive ranking as the country’s No. 62 prospect.
So, it’s no surprise that Kiyan has drawn attention from prominent schools like Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and his father’s alma mater, Syracuse.
Kiyan’s choice to transfer from Christ the King to Long Island Lutheran, a school competing in the National Interscholastic Basketball Conference, speaks volumes about his dedication and ambition.
The young basketballer follows in the footsteps of great basketball players from Christ the King, including:
- Jayson Williams
- Lamar Odom
- Speedy Claxton
- Tina Charles
As we bid farewell to Carmelo Anthony’s illustrious NBA career, we look forward to witnessing the next chapter unfold with Kiyan and Genesis.