James Worthy was among the personnel present for the Los Angeles Lakers’ free agent meeting with Carmelo Anthony last week, and the three-time champion says his pitch to ‘Melo focused on the forward’s wife.
“I told Carmelo, I said, I wish your wife were here because she’s more popular than you in Los Angeles. We’re trying to recruit her, because if you can get LaLa, Carmelo has no say-so. So, we’re trying to get her to Hollywood. Hollywood is right here. She can do whatever she wants,” Worthy told SLAM.
There’s a reason the saying “happy wife, happy life” exists. And from everything we’ve heard, LaLa wants her husband to stay in New York. That’s a big reason why he is likely to re-sign with the Knicks. But at least Big Game James had the right idea in trying to recruit her.