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Carmelo Anthony memoir set for September release

Carmelo Anthony is set to release a memoir this fall that chronicles his inspiring rise from housing projects in New York and Baltimore to international superstardom in the NBA and the Olympic stage.

Titled, ”Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised,” the memoir was written as a collaboration between the current Portland Trail Blazers star and  D. Watkins. Publisher Gallery Books referred to the book as ”raw and inspirational” in a press release.

Anthony teased the memoir in a tweet shared Wednesday that included a video narrated by the NBA veteran.

”I’m a Black kid from the bottom,” the 36-year-old Anthony writes in an excerpt of the book shared Wednesday by Gallery, per an AP report via Yahoo. ”I had to fight through some of the roughest housing projects in America. How did I, a kid who’d had so many hopes, dreams and expectations beat out of him, make it here at all?”

A 10-time All-Star, Anthony led the NBA in scoring during the 2012-13 season. He won an NCAA championship in 2003 with Syracuse and was named the tourney’s Final Four Most Outstanding Player before the Nuggets selected him with the third-overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. Anthony also was a member of the 2008, 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic teams that won gold medals.

Now in his 18th NBA season, Anthony followed his seven years with the Nuggets with stints with the New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and has spent the past two seasons with the Blazers. Anthony currently ranks 11th on the NBA all-time scoring list with 27,258 points.

Off the court, Anthony has developed into one of the NBA’s most outspoken players when it comes to matters related to racial and social justice. Last summer, Anthony partnered with longtime friends Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul to launch the Social Change Fund, an organization that aspires to “support critical and timely issues impacting the Black community.”

“Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised” is set for a Sept. 14 release.