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A collection of memorable quotes and sayings by Carmelo Anthony on life, decision, people, leadership, risk etc.

94 Memorable Quotes By Carmelo Anthony That Embody His Persona

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When Carmelo Kyam Anthony was younger, he always thought of winning; but now that he is more mature, he realizes that, "You've got to have fun on the court. If you ain't having fun, then basketball ain't fun." However, having fun does not mean that he is not keen on winning anymore, shooting back, “Of course I want to take the last shot.” He believes that before achieving success, one needs to prepare for it psychologically. Although in his interviews, he has spoken mostly about his game, we also find him talking about himself, acknowledging that he was born with a leadership quality and so on. Let us have a look at some of his memorable quotes on life, decision, people, leadership, risk etc.

When you've never had something, you want it worse than anything.

- Carmelo Anthony

I know there's a lot of pressure, but I'm just going to go out and play my game.

- Carmelo Anthony

It's easier for me to let the game just come to me.

- Carmelo Anthony

Look, I won in high school, I won a national championship in college, I want to win one in the NBA. But winning a gold medal, I don't think anything can top that.

- Carmelo Anthony

I'm laid back, I take my time, get the job done. Lebron is high flying, dunking, passing the ball well. He's getting the job done, too. But we're different.

- Carmelo Anthony

I think I'll always want to improve my defense. That's something that can always be better. Not saying it's bad now, just something you should always work on.

- Carmelo Anthony

I think I am a smarter player now.

- Carmelo Anthony

You make your own party.

- Carmelo Anthony

I'm me. I'm just out there being myself. I like having fun. But at the same time, I bring everybody together. So I'm really -- or I try to be -- like the glue of the team.

- Carmelo Anthony

Family time is the best time.

- Carmelo Anthony

I've been at the funerals of a lot of people in my neighborhood. Sometimes when I sit back and relax, I think about that and just blank out.

- Carmelo Anthony

I know I'm not a selfish player. People around me know I'm not a selfish player. I do everything I can to make people around me understand I'm not a selfish player.

- Carmelo Anthony

I'm really into fashion.

- Carmelo Anthony

I smile all the time, even when I'm in a bad mood. I always try to keep a smile on my face.

- Carmelo Anthony

I'm a Baltimore Ravens fan and I'm a Baltimore Orioles fan. I have them tattooed on me.

- Carmelo Anthony

It will work out, somehow. That's a hell of a duo right there, Marbury, Crawford and Houston.

- Carmelo Anthony

As a kid I couldn't afford any Jordans, so I didn't get my first pair until my last year of high school. They were Air Jordan 9s.

- Carmelo Anthony

I understand the NBA and the role I play on my team. I know that I have to play a leadership role and do whatever I have to do to win.

- Carmelo Anthony

I kind of knew Cleveland was going to get the No. 1 pick. I think they rigged it. No, don't quote me on that.

- Carmelo Anthony

Man, I think the sky is the limit for this team.

- Carmelo Anthony

These close games that we're losing, the teams are not beating us. We're kind of beating ourselves.

- Carmelo Anthony

I have my own identity as a player.

- Carmelo Anthony

I got an owner that looks out for me. You can't beat that.

- Carmelo Anthony

I got a picture [tattoo] of Mohammed Ali on my side with one of his quotes. That's my guy. I look up to him. I'm like his number one fan.

- Carmelo Anthony

I want to win. I don't care about the money.

- Carmelo Anthony

I can't palm a basketball.

- Carmelo Anthony

I can't worry about what other people are saying about me. At the end of the day, it's just their opinions, but if I said I don't hear it, or it doesn't bother me a little bit, I'd be lying to you.

- Carmelo Anthony

I don't put pressure on myself. When I put pressure on myself, then I just play bad. When I play bad, my team plays bad.

- Carmelo Anthony

I'm not at the point in my career where I want to rebuild.

- Carmelo Anthony

I want to win the game. I dont worry about taking over the game unless I have to.

- Carmelo Anthony

The new guys bring energy, intensity and emotion. The last couple games, they showed what they can bring to the team.

- Carmelo Anthony

People only know what they see on TV.

- Carmelo Anthony

We're still getting better as a team. We're still learning how to play basketball as a team and how to win tough games.

- Carmelo Anthony

I just don't want to get used to feeling this feeling, you know, losing basketball games.

- Carmelo Anthony

As a good player in the inner city, you're always hearing people saying that you're better than you really are and that you don't have to do things like everybody else.

- Carmelo Anthony

Every year it's been people saying I can't do this or I can't do that. Y'all will see something different, I can tell you that.

- Carmelo Anthony

The fans are dying. We're dying.

- Carmelo Anthony

If you laugh, think, and cry; that's a full day.

- Carmelo Anthony

To go out there and play and have fun and hopefully win a championship. That's my goal.

- Carmelo Anthony

Everything on my body has a meaning. I don't do art just because. It does look cool but it also has a meaning.

- Carmelo Anthony

I say 'come with it.' I'm not expecting anything easy. You have to earn your place. That's fine with me.

- Carmelo Anthony

It's too late for me to get married before I'm famous. You never know people's intentions.

- Carmelo Anthony

No one is perfect. I know there is stuff that I need to work on, and not just one thing, but my game overall. Everything can get better.

- Carmelo Anthony

I'm a classical type of guy. Whatever's out at that point in time, I like it. I just put my own twist on it, and we go from there.

- Carmelo Anthony

I don't think there could ever be more pressure to succeed than the pressure I place on myself.

- Carmelo Anthony

People need to see the authentic people that are still out there, the genuine people that really care.

- Carmelo Anthony

It bothers me to hear people talk about things they know nothing about.

- Carmelo Anthony

Man, I'm not trying to be important; I just go out and play.

- Carmelo Anthony

At this point in my career I'm not concerned about the money, it's about winning. Nothing else even matters.

- Carmelo Anthony

I think I'm the most underrated superstar that's out there, but that doesn't matter to me.

- Carmelo Anthony

You just got ta believe, i have never been a quitter in my life or in my career.

- Carmelo Anthony

When I was young, I was sold on winning. I was always serious on the court. As I got older, I realized that it was just a basketball game. Just go out there and have fun.

- Carmelo Anthony

Play hard, learn as much as I can and do what I do best. The rest will take care of itself I think.

- Carmelo Anthony

Success is the result of psychologically preparing for it, prior to achieving it!

- Carmelo Anthony

We all need that sometimes, to get re-sparked again. Sometimes it's different influences and different motivations; sometimes we've got to go and get back to the basics.

- Carmelo Anthony

People tend to grow fearful, when they taste failure, face a daunting challenge or fall ill. Yet, that is precisely the time to become even bolder. Those who are victors at heart are the greatest of all champions!!!!

- Carmelo Anthony

Allen Iverson is a ball hog. You will never win a championship with him on your team.

- Carmelo Anthony

As long as you stay true to yourself and to who you are, you ain't in nobody's way.

- Carmelo Anthony

You've got to have fun on the court. If you ain't having fun, then basketball ain't fun.

- Carmelo Anthony

Always stay true to yourself. Some people will like it, some people won't. Life goes on.

- Carmelo Anthony

Nobody should expect more of you than you expect of yourself.

- Carmelo Anthony

Every Morning You Have Two Choices: Continue To Sleep With Your Dreams, Or Wake Up and Chase Them.

- Carmelo Anthony

What I do will be straight up. Management knows that.

- Carmelo Anthony

With the way everything's going now and the way that technology is going, you can do a lot of things with a lot of different new materials.

- Carmelo Anthony

I like having fun.

- Carmelo Anthony

Leadership is something I was born with.

- Carmelo Anthony

I've been at the funerals of a lot of people in my neighborhood. Sometimes when I sit back and relax, I think about that and just blank out.

- Carmelo Anthony

Of course I want to take the last shot, let's be quite frank: I've been doing for nine years already, and I've made a ton of them.

- Carmelo Anthony

I know I'm not a selfish player. People around me know I'm not a selfish player. I do everything I can to make people around me understand I'm not a selfish player.

- Carmelo Anthony

I'm really into fashion.

- Carmelo Anthony

I think people fail to realize that teams and organizations have been stacking teams since way back in the day.

- Carmelo Anthony

Denver is home to me, and to be recognized for my achievements in the sports community here is a great honor.

- Carmelo Anthony

I just want to get on the court.

- Carmelo Anthony

I told my mom I would graduate. I owe that much to her and myself.

- Carmelo Anthony

I think everybody has their own unique style.

- Carmelo Anthony

I wanted to make the lightest shoe possible, but still be able to perform at the same time.

- Carmelo Anthony

It's easier for me to let the game just come to me.

- Carmelo Anthony

Man, I'm not trying to be important; I just go out and play.

- Carmelo Anthony

Who wouldn't want to go back home to play?

- Carmelo Anthony

Life is a risk.

- Carmelo Anthony

I believe that you should put the right people around you, people that will not let anything go wrong.

- Carmelo Anthony

At the end of the day, you want to be always the one that's one step ahead of everybody, and when it comes to hip-hop, culture and art, you want to be that signature guy.

- Carmelo Anthony

I'm a classical type of guy. Whatever's out at that point in time, I like it. I just put my own twist on it, and we go from there.

- Carmelo Anthony

I think going to college for that one year was probable the best thing I have ever done.

- Carmelo Anthony

I can't worry about what other people are saying about me. At the end of the day, it's just their opinions, but if I said I don't hear it, or it doesn't bother me a little bit, I'd be lying to you.

- Carmelo Anthony

People look at me like I'm on my way out of the game. I'm just getting started.

- Carmelo Anthony

It's too late for me to get married before I'm famous. You never know people's intentions.

- Carmelo Anthony

Any decision I make is the biggest decision of my life.

- Carmelo Anthony

When I step on that basketball court, I'm thinking about basketball, I'm thinking about winning - but there's so much that goes into thought about how I'm going to open this game up to others. It's so much more than just basketball.

- Carmelo Anthony

The NBA's a Fortune 500 company. That's how you look at it. And all the other Fortune 500 companies out there in the world, you don't see their CEOs and COOs going to work with white tees and baggy clothes and stuff like that. So I have to take that same approach.

- Carmelo Anthony

When I really like something, I try to put my all into it. This is something thats different from when I was growing up on the basketball court, running up and down, scoring 30 points or something. This is totally something different.

- Carmelo Anthony

Without a doubt, any opportunity I have to build that up in New York, I'd do it. I told people all the time, always say, 'If it takes me taking a pay cut, I'll be the first one on James Dolan's steps saying take my money and let's build something strong over here.'

- Carmelo Anthony

The NBAs a Fortune 500 company. Thats how you look at it. And all the other Fortune 500 companies out there in the world, you dont see their CEOs and COOs going to work with white tees and baggy clothes and stuff like that. So I have to take that same approach.

- Carmelo Anthony

There weren't any sports figures that I idolized because I didn't really believe in myself back then or think that I could make it here. There were some regular people in my neighborhood that I looked up to growing up but that was it.

- Carmelo Anthony