Happy Birthday Carmelo Anthony: 5 More Things You Never Knew About La La's Husband

Carmelo Anthony turns 29 today! In honor of the NBA superstar, here are 5 MORE things you may not know about him!

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He got a salary bump

The NBA star is one of the highest paid players in the game with an annual 2012-13 salary of $19.4 million. That’s $2.7 million more than he made last season. Talk about an upgrade!

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He loves to box

The Knicks player knows how to pack a punch. “I love to box. Not just for the fun of it, but I really take it seriously,” he once said in an interview. “I love the mental focus you have to have. It correlates with the coordination you need on the basketball court.”

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He met his wife at a club

Carmelo tried to impress his future wife La La by sending her a bottle of expensive champagne while at a club in New York City. “I thought it was so lame,” she dished in an interview. “He was like, ‘What are you doing after the club?’ I’m like, ‘After the club. It’s 2 a.m. I’m going home. What are you doing after the club?’” Hey, it worked!

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He owns a camel

Last year he tweeted, “Everybody got dogs and cats as pets. I got a camel!” Because when you are that rich, why not?

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