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New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire appear on Sesame Street with Grover to help teach children the definition of the word “compare” in 2011. (AP)

GALLERY: Athletes on Sesame Street

New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire appear on Sesame Street with Grover to help teach children the definition of the word “compare” in 2011. (AP)
GALLERY: Athletes on Sesame Street

The Denver Nuggets selected Syracuse forward Carmelo Anthony, fresh off an NCAA tournament victory, with the third pick in the NBA Draft on June 26, 2003. During his time with the Nuggets, Anthony became the second youngest player to score 5,000 points (behind LeBron James). (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images; Richard Corman/SI)

GALLERY: The 2003 NBA Draft Revisited

The Denver Nuggets selected Syracuse forward Carmelo Anthony, fresh off an NCAA tournament victory, with the third pick in the NBA Draft on June 26, 2003. During his time with the Nuggets, Anthony became the second youngest player to score 5,000 points (behind LeBron James). (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images; Richard Corman/SI)
GALLERY: The 2003 NBA Draft Revisited

Carmelo Anthony slams home a dunk during the 2003 Final Four against Texas. Anthony would lead the Orange to the national championship. Can Syracuse win it all this year? (John W. McDonough/SI)

GALLERY: Final Fours With Just One No. 1 Seed

Carmelo Anthony slams home a dunk during the 2003 Final Four against Texas. Anthony would lead the Orange to the national championship. Can Syracuse win it all this year? (John W. McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Final Fours With Just One No. 1 Seed

SI college basketball writer Andy Glockner has published his first Bubble Watch of the season and Syracuse is among the Big East locks. Can the Orange recapture the championship form and take their first title since the days of Carmelo Anthony? Time will tell. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GLOCKNER: NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Carmelo Anthony

SI college basketball writer Andy Glockner has published his first Bubble Watch of the season and Syracuse is among the Big East locks. Can the Orange recapture the championship form and take their first title since the days of Carmelo Anthony? Time will tell. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GLOCKNER: NCAA Tournament Bubble WatchGALLERY: Rare Photos of Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony swoops in for a layup during Monday’s New York City matchup of the Knicks and Nets. Anthony scored 34 points but the Nets prevailed in overtime 96-89. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

MANNIX: Nets win battle, but still have a long way to go

Carmelo Anthony swoops in for a layup during Monday’s New York City matchup of the Knicks and Nets. Anthony scored 34 points but the Nets prevailed in overtime 96-89. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
MANNIX: Nets win battle, but still have a long way to go

Carmelo Anthony and Jim Boeheim, a Team USA coach and Carmelo’s coach at Syracuse, spent some quality time together in the Big Apple before the 2008 Olympics. (Jennifer Pottheiser/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony and Jim Boeheim, a Team USA coach and Carmelo’s coach at Syracuse, spent some quality time together in the Big Apple before the 2008 Olympics. (Jennifer Pottheiser/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Carmelo Anthony

The Knicks are back, but can Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler lead New York to a championship? Few can argue the fact that the Knicks have vastly improved since last season. The acquisition of veterans Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace should solidify a second unit that struggled at times last season. SI’s Ian Thomsen thinks New York finally has the talent to overtake the Celtics and win the Atlantic Division. Do you agree? (Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

THOMSEN: Atlantic Division Preview | Chemistry problems for Knicks?
ROUNDTABLE: Assessing this year’s crop of rookies

The Knicks are back, but can Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler lead New York to a championship? Few can argue the fact that the Knicks have vastly improved since last season. The acquisition of veterans Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace should solidify a second unit that struggled at times last season. SI’s Ian Thomsen thinks New York finally has the talent to overtake the Celtics and win the Atlantic Division. Do you agree? (Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)
THOMSEN: Atlantic Division Preview | Chemistry problems for Knicks?ROUNDTABLE: Assessing this year’s crop of rookies

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony pose during Media Day before the 2004 Olympics. The squad ended up going 5-3 in Athens, the low point of a once-dominant squad. After the Games, the U.S. hired Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to run the team. Since then, the team has been nearly unbeatable. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of LeBron James | Carmelo Anthony | Historic Team USA

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony pose during Media Day before the 2004 Olympics. The squad ended up going 5-3 in Athens, the low point of a once-dominant squad. After the Games, the U.S. hired Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to run the team. Since then, the team has been nearly unbeatable. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of LeBron James | Carmelo Anthony | Historic Team USA

The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight and one NBA franchise will be better next season with the likely addition of Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, the consensus No. 1 overall pick. Of course, many important decisions are made after the top pick. One of the most famous bad draft decisions was Detroit choosing to take Darko Milicic with the second pick of the 2003 draft instead of Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Serbian forward never fit into the system of then-Pistons coach Larry Brown and was traded to Orlando after three seasons. Who will own the top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Find out tonight. (Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images) 

GALLERY: NBA’s No. 1 Draft Picks in the Lottery Era

The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight and one NBA franchise will be better next season with the likely addition of Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, the consensus No. 1 overall pick. Of course, many important decisions are made after the top pick. One of the most famous bad draft decisions was Detroit choosing to take Darko Milicic with the second pick of the 2003 draft instead of Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Serbian forward never fit into the system of then-Pistons coach Larry Brown and was traded to Orlando after three seasons. Who will own the top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Find out tonight. (Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images) 
GALLERY: NBA’s No. 1 Draft Picks in the Lottery Era

Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony celebrate the Knicks victory over the Raptors, the team’s fourth straight win since Mike Woodson took over as coach. Anthony scored 17 points while Lin added 18 points and 10 assists. The Knicks are a half-game ahead of the Bucks for the final playoff spot in the East. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

POWER RANKINGS: See where the Knicks and Raptors rank this week
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Carmelo Anthony

Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony celebrate the Knicks victory over the Raptors, the team’s fourth straight win since Mike Woodson took over as coach. Anthony scored 17 points while Lin added 18 points and 10 assists. The Knicks are a half-game ahead of the Bucks for the final playoff spot in the East. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
POWER RANKINGS: See where the Knicks and Raptors rank this weekGALLERY: Rare Photos of Carmelo Anthony

Syracuse forward Carmelo Anthony converts a dunk during an Elite Eight game against Oklahoma in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The Orange will likely be a No. 1 seed when the tournament field is announced Sunday. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GLOCKNER: UConn likely secures tourney spot and other bubble notes
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of Syracuse Basketball
GLOCKNER: Projecting the field of 68 with four days left

Syracuse forward Carmelo Anthony converts a dunk during an Elite Eight game against Oklahoma in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The Orange will likely be a No. 1 seed when the tournament field is announced Sunday. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GLOCKNER: UConn likely secures tourney spot and other bubble notesGALLERY: Iconic Photos of Syracuse BasketballGLOCKNER: Projecting the field of 68 with four days left

Syracuse’s Carmelo Anthony throws down a dunk during the 2003 East Regional Final against Oklahoma. The Orange are currently No. 1 in the nation and looking to win their first championship since Anthony led them all the way. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

WINN: Syracuse holds down top spot in this week’s Power Rankings

Syracuse’s Carmelo Anthony throws down a dunk during the 2003 East Regional Final against Oklahoma. The Orange are currently No. 1 in the nation and looking to win their first championship since Anthony led them all the way. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
WINN: Syracuse holds down top spot in this week’s Power Rankings