Kicks on Court Classic // Carmelo Anthony’s Best Air Jordan PEs

Nov 20, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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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.

Carmelo Anthony in the Air Jordan 9 Low “Pearl”

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

Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan 2 PE (photo by Michael Martin/NBAE via Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan 2 PE (photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ 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 in his Air Jordan 10 PE (photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ 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 in his Air Jordan 12 PE (photo By Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan 12 PE (photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan 12 PE (photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan 12 PE (photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ 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

Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan 13 PE (photo by Chris Birck/NBAE via Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan 13 PE (photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan 13 PE (photo by Chris Birck/NBAE via Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan 13 PE (photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ 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

Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan 18.5 PE (photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ 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

Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan XX PE (photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant
Carmelo Anthony in his Air Jordan XX PE (photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ 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

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