Best Insight Into What Makes Carmelo Tick

The Nuggets' barely sophomore star has endured plenty of hardships -- and we're not just talking about the All-Star Game snub. Melo's life gets a frank examination in Carmelo Anthony: It's Just the Beginning, a 48-page hardcover authored by sportswriter Greg Brown, who has also profiled the lives of Vince Carter and Dan Marino. "I lived in depressed places, and I've felt depression," Carmelo told Brown. "My biggest goal growing up was surviving." With the addition of a new coach and gal pal LaLa, it seems that Melo may be moving ahead.