The Highest Paid African American Athletes
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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

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Carmelo Anthony

Pay: $29.4 million

Sport: Basketball

Carmelo Anthony entered the NBA in 2003 as the third overall pick for the Denver Nuggets. He currently plays for the New York Knicks and was named an All-Star seven times. Melo led the Nuggets to the playoffs from 2004 to 2010. This year, he set the Knicks’ single-game scoring record at Madison Square Garden at a skyrocketing 62 points. He also won a bronze medal at the Olympics in 2004 and gold medals in 2008 and 2012.