NBA Basketball star Carmelo Anthony, was born in the Red Hook projects in Brooklyn, New York City. He was born to a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother. His father, after whom he is named, died of cancer when Anthony was two years old.
Michael Jordan from Wilmington, North Carolina, became an All-American basketball player at UNC-Chapel Hill and then an All-NBA pro with the Chicago Bulls. With little dispute, many regard him as the greatest basketball player ever.