New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony sees himself as the most important athlete in tech.
"I want to brand myself as 'The' digital athlete," Anthony said Thursday at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in New York. "I really want to be the pioneer ... when it comes to tech, I want to be the guy, I want to be the face of that space."
Anthony said he looked up to Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and David Beckham for their business prowess and leveraging their brands after sports. But he said that no other athlete had taken on the digital mantle.
"There's not that many athletes doing what I'm doing right now," Anthony said.