After repeatedly breaking opponents down and the NBA’s trans-continental marketing blitz during the last 5 years or so, Carmelo Anthony is now a household name to hoop fans in all corners of the globe. He has dominated every level of competition he’s faced, and this season he seems poised for the next plateauâ€”winning an NBA championship. Off the court, “Melo keeps busy as well, as he founded a record label and co-produced the film Tyson. Along with his media endeavors, Anthony has also enjoys a great relationship with Jordan Brand, as he takes part in the design of his signature Melo sneakers. His first release, the Melo 1.5, grafted iconic design elements of the Air Jordan I (1) and II (2) with some suggestions of his own. For the M6, Carmelo Anthony’s latest signature model, the aesthetic is farther away from easily recognizable Air Jordan staples from yesteryear.
To coincide with the release of his latest signature modelâ€”the M6, Freshness caught up with Anthony to discuss his accomplishments on and off the court, his goals, his style, and even his relationship with Jordan himself.