1. Carmelo Anthony (Puerto Rico)
This choice may be something a surprise, as Anthony’s Puerto Rican roots are not that well known. Though his Puerto Rican father, Carmelo Anthony Sr., died when he was only two, Carmelo Jr. has reconnected with his roots in recent years, contributing to community rebuilding projects there—and marrying the fully Boricua Lala Vazquez. Now, can the Knicks franchise player prove he’s a superstar by bringing a championship home for all the Boricuas in NYC?