New York Knicks and five-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Carmelo Anthony, or “Melo” as he’s nicknamed, may not be well known among tennis fans — but he should be! “Melo” (don’t confuse him with the Brazilian doubles player Marcelo Melo!) has been around tennis and even incorporates a tennis ball in his training workouts to strengthen his dribbling skills.
Off the court, Melo was part of the 2011 Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the family-driven entertainment event on the eve of the U.S. Open, and was also spotted on the red carpet last September as he joined tennis star Serena Williams to promote “New Yorkers for Children” at Ciprianni’s in New York City. As the NBA Lockout continued last fall, Melo stayed involved in the community not only taking on several ventures with the Carmelo Anthony Foundation, but also enjoying his newly married status, New York Fashion Week, and Bette Midler’s Halloween costume party.
The charitable and likable Melo serves as an easy role model for young athletes whatever the sport, and is the latest athlete to team up with “Got Chocolate Milk?” to promote lowfat chocolate milk as the recovery drink of choice. The promotional poster reads:
“After I’ve given 110%, I’ve got nothing left. So I refuel with chocolate milk for protein and to get back key nutrients. ‘Cause I’m gonna do it again — and give even more tomorrow.”
The slogan could easily be read by the likes of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic who leave everything on a tennis court. Maybe the people at “Got Chocolate Milk?” will come knocking on their proverbial doors soon …
Check out the full video of Melo below.
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