Kiyan Anthony Says His Father Melo Can’t Be The GOAT Because He Didn’t Win NBA Title Nor MVP


Kiyan Anthony, the son of NBA legend Carmelo Anthony, has sparked a controversy by declaring that Paul George is the greatest player of all time, not his father.

In a video interview with Complex, Kiyan and his mother La La Anthony were asked to name their GOATs in basketball. While La La picked Carmelo, Kiyan shocked her by choosing George, the star of the Los Angeles Clippers.


“You didn’t say your dad first is crazy,” La La said, visibly annoyed by her son’s answer. “You’re supposed to say your dad first and then you can say whoever else you want.”


Kiyan defended his choice by saying that George is his favorite player and that he likes his style of play. He also said that he respects his father’s legacy, but he does not think he is the best ever.


“I love my dad, he’s a great player, he’s a Hall of Famer, but he’s not the GOAT,” Kiyan said. “He didn’t win a championship, he didn’t win MVP, he didn’t do a lot of things that other players did.”



Carmelo Anthony, who retired from the NBA in 2023 after 19 seasons, is widely regarded as one of the greatest scorers in league history. He ranks 10th on the all-time scoring list with 27,313 points, and he has 10 All-Star selections, six All-NBA honors, and a scoring title in 2013. He also won three Olympic gold medals with Team USA.

However, he never won an NBA title, and he only reached the conference finals once, in 2009 with the Denver Nuggets. He also faced criticism for his defense, leadership, and efficiency throughout his career.

However, Paul George also has not won an NBA title, and he has struggled in the playoffs in recent years.

Kiyan Anthony, who is a junior basketball player at Long Island Lutheran High School in New York, has received many offers from Division I college basketball programs, including Indiana, Michigan, Florida State, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Memphis, and Tennessee. He is also interested in Syracuse, where his father won a national championship in 2003. He is ranked as one of the top prospects in the class of 2025 by ESPN.

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