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Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael – do those names ring a bell? Yes, of course they are the names of four brilliant Renaissance artist and they also so happen to be the names that were given to the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!! People at every location and of every age find themselves being fans of the iconic “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and it looks like even your favorite basketball star is a big fan of the turtles too! Basketball legend, the unmatched NBA superstar, Carmelo Anthony has just teamed up with the incredible Nickelodeon to create a new consumer products line inspired by the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles” called “Turtles By Melo”. The phenomenal Carmelo Anthony announced the exciting news today at the Nickelodeon presentation in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Turtles By Melo” is planned to have its big debut in the spring of 2016 to coincide with the premiere of the theatrical release of the sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which the accomplished Carmelo Anthony appears in. The remarkable and extraordinary, Carmelo Anthony will also be a featured part of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports with its epic event airing on July 16th!
Carmelo Anthony shared his excitement over his new venture and stated, “I am so excited about the opportunity to work with the Nickelodeon team on this new Turtles venture. The Turtles were such a huge part of my childhood, so to now be partnering with Nickelodeon onTurtles by Melo is honestly something I never could have imagined.” (source: press release)
Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President Consumer Products, Nickelodeon also stated, “We are so happy for Carmelo Anthony to join the Nickelodeon family for Turtles by Melo. A product line created and curated by a superstar—and super-fan—like Carmelo is testament to the Turtles’ ever-growing appeal, and it’s a huge part of the drumbeat beginning for new seasons of the TV show and the theatrical sequel from Paramount Pictures next summer.” (source: press release)
Carmelo Anthony is clearly known for all of his stupendous accomplishments in basketball, however, the prolific, Carmelo Anthony is an iconic individual both on and off the basketball court. Basketball player, businessman, philanthropist and an inspiration to all his fans – no words are sufficient enough to truly describe how exceptional Carmelo Anthony is.
Let’s take a look and learn more about the legendary basketball player, Carmelo Anthony:
“Since arriving in the NBA, Melo has not only been one of the top scorers in the league, he has also diversified himself as a player, a family man, a businessman and a philanthropist. Drafted third overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, Anthony has surely made a name for himself in the league. As he showed the world during his championship season at Syracuse University, Melo continues to prove to his fans, teammates and coaches that he is a hard worker, a leader and a competitor. The Olympics proved to be the perfect display of his passion, maturity and excellence for the sport—and winning the Gold Medal in both the 2008 and 2012 games has been the ultimate token of redemption, success and global recognition for the NBA All-Star and three-time Olympian.
In July 2008, Anthony was honored as Basketball Player of the Year at the First Annual Univision Premios Deportes, an awards show celebrating the best Hispanic athletes. Melo proudly accepted the award in appreciation of his Puerto Rican father, Carmelo Sr., who passed away when Melo was just two years old.
Last year, he created Melo7 Tech Partners to help invest in and develop tech start-ups, the first of which is the Silicon Valley smart kitchen company, The Orange Chef. He has also helped develop Be Everyware, a leading provider of mobile technology for small businesses. In 2013, Melo partnered with Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson to create SMS Audio, a premier audio headphone and accessories brand. Melo is known to have the latest gadgets and avidly keeps up with his over 10 million social media followers.
Melo also has excelled off the court through his philanthropic efforts. He established The Carmelo Anthony Foundation (CAF) in 2005 as the vehicle for which he and his family would give back to the community through a variety of outreach programs and donations. In 2006, The Giving Back Fund, the premier philanthropic resource for the sports and entertainment communities, ranked Carmelo in their top ten of the “Giving Back 30” report surrounding celebrity philanthropists in America, the only basketball player on the list. Anthony currently resides in New York City, with his wife, LaLa Vazques Anthony, and their son, Kiyan. ” (source: press release).
We all can hear the screams of JOY from all of the Carmelo Anthony fans and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” fans with this fantastic news! Congratulations to Carmelo Anthony on another one of his sensational projects with the ever so amazing, Nickelodeon! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, are YOU excited for the debut of “Turtles By Melo” – I know I am!
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