Carmelo Anthony is back in the league.
Over the course of his high school, college, Team USA and NBA career, Melo has racked up one of the most impressive Kicks on Court resumes we’ve ever seen.
Repping Jordan Brand as a prep at Oak Hill academy and rocking both the Jumpman and the Swoosh in his sole season at Syracuse, the #3 pick for the Nuggets in ’03 ended up being the biggest rookie signing Mike ever made.
Eventually becoming a signature star for Jordan Brand, Carmelo had many models to his name but perhaps more impressively a slew of PEs that only Ray Allen and few others can compete with.
Following return to the NBA with the Blazers, we celebrate Melo and his best Air Jordan PEs for this special installment of Kicks on Court. Enjoy.
Air Jordan 2s
+ The Air Jordan 2 might not have been Mike’s favorite but it was a go-to early on for Carmelo
+ His Nuggets toned AJ2 with Melo on the back has released twice while his Team USA take has never seen stores
Air Jordan 10
+ Carmelo Anthony laced Air Jordan 10s of his namesake at Media Day for an all-time flex
+ Melo has been spotted in these off court on a couple occasions but never rocked them in a game
Air Jordan 12s
+ Carmelo Anthony’s White/White-Baby Blue 12 PEs were so nice they hit retail three times
+ The patent pair or the yellow joints? We’re still waiting on those
Air Jordan 13s
+ Jordan Brand honored Melo with an Air Jordan 13 release celebrating his high school career at Oak Hill not too long ago
+ While those were nice, how about a retail homage to his Denver days?
Air Jordan 18.5
+ Before there was the 1.5 or 5.5 there was the 18.5
+ Worn by Melo in his Media Day photos as a rookie, this velour line luxury hoops model was custom fitted for the brand’s youngest star
Air Jordan XX
+ Always strapped, Melo got buckets on his home court in this All-Star Weekend Air Jordan XX PE
+ Though already a signature star via the 1.5, he gave Mike’s model props as he led the Sophomores in Denver