Carmelo Anthony: I am the first player to 'embrace the world of watches'

Wednesday November 4th, 2015

If you ever need to know what time it is, ask Carmelo Anthony, who is showing off his substantial collection of high-end watches in a new interview with the New York Post.

In the piece, Melo talks about how he moved away from the diamond-coated flash that dominated timepieces when he came into the league, and moved towards more traditional timepieces from brands like Patek Phillipe and Audemars Piguet.

• Master P claims he beat Michael Jordan in a pickup basketball game

“I don’t like to boast, but I am like one of the first guys [in basketball] to embrace the world of timepieces and watches. I know the history for each brand and [I like] sharing that knowledge with everybody else.”

Anthony says he owns over 20 watches, all of which he keeps in a custom built display case, and compares his interest in watches to women’s interest in handbags.

– Brendan Maloy

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.