A basketball renaissance has emerged in Denver as the Nuggets have re-awakened. Adding a mile-high boost to the team is rookie superstar Carmelo Anthony. After winning an NCAA title as a freshman at Syracuse University, Anthony brought his winning attitude to the Rockies. Playing with a maturity uncharacteristic of a 19-year-old rookie, Anthony has instantly become Denver's top scoring option. The Nuggets' future now seems as bright as Carmelo's trademark smile. Carmelo Anthony has hand signed this Spalding NBA basketball. A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.