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Report: Carmelo Anthony’s wife La La wants him to stay with Knicks

carmelo-anthony-lalaYou ever hear of the saying “happy wife, happy life?” If those words ring true in the Anthony household, Carmelo Anthony may wind up re-signing with the New York Knicks.

Marc Berman of the NY Post reported earlier this week that Carmelo’s wife La La, who is also a Brooklyn native, has been very happy in New York and wants Melo to stay with the Knicks. Anthony also said in an interview last week that he has concerns over uprooting his 7-year-old son Kiyan again.

“There’s reason to believe he’s staying,” a source from Anthony’s inner circle reportedly told Berman. “There’s just too much money out there. He’s doing to the right things, though. He’s got to make the rounds.”

For what it’s worth, La La previously said she believes Carmelo will stay with the Knicks but that she can “live anywhere” if she lived in Denver.

The Knicks can offer Anthony a max contract of nearly $130 million over five years. Any other team can “only” sign him to a four-year, $96 million deal. Obviously, the ability to offer more money gives the Knicks an edge. I’m sure the addition of Phil Jackson to the team’s front office also helps.

According to ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian Begley, the Chicago Bulls are feeling “pessimistic” about their chances of landing Carmelo despite their extravagant pitch to him on Tuesday.

“They’re worried that he’s headed back to New York,” a source told Begley. “They’re more pessimistic than optimistic.”

Jackson has basically admitted that Carmelo gave the Knicks his word he would return to New York, so there is every reason to believe the Knicks are still the favorite. But if we’ve learned anything from NBA free agency in the past (ahem, LeBron James and “The Decision”), it’s to always expect the unexpected.

H/T Eye on Basketball

La La Anthony: Carmelo will stay in New York, doesn’t have pregame sex

La La Anthony said during an interview with Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” Sunday that her husband, Carmelo Anthony, will remain in New York with the Knicks. She also revealed that the two do not have pregame sex because she says ‘Melo plays worse when they do.

“I definitely think he will stay [in New York],” La La said in her interview. “I know that he wants to stay and I support him wherever he wants to go. Listen, I used to live in Denver with him. If I can live in Denver, I can live anywhere. I just want him to be happy.”

Melo’s future has been the subject of much speculation over the past few years. Even though he got his way by being traded from Denver to New York three seasons ago, things have not gone great in the Big Apple. The team fired Mike D’Antoni and replaced him with Mike Woodson, partly because of Melo’s issues with D’Antoni. Then after improving two seasons in a row, the Knicks have been pretty terrible to start this season. That has led some to believe that Carmelo would consider leaving the Knicks after the season when he can become a free agent by declining a player option. Some have thought that the Lakers or Chicago Bulls would be a consideration for him, but La La says that is unlikely.

[Related: Ex-teammate thinks Carmelo Anthony is going to leave the Knicks]

La La also explained why they don’t have sex before games.

“Usually we don’t do that before a game because he tends to play worse. [He's] too tired! Because I work it!” she said with a big smile and laugh.

And what does it look like when La La works it?

La La Anthony work it

Yeah, I could see how that would tire him out.

H/T ESPN New York

Carmelo Anthony: La La has a right to be upset with Jordan Crawford, Celtics

Jordan Crawford Carmelo AnthonyThere is no shortage of bad blood heading into Friday night’s Game 6 matchup between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. That became evident after the final buzzer sounded following Game 5 and the two teams had to be separated. At the center of that dust-up were Jordan Crawford and Carmelo Anthony, with Crawford supposedly making deragatory remarks about Carmelo’s wife La La Anthony.

On Thursday, La La seemingly took a shot at Crawford on her Instagram account and called him out for being a benchwarmer. Crawford later denied that he said anything about Mrs. Anthony, but Carmelo seems to think differently.

“I would be upset too if I were her,” Anthony said on Friday, via the NY Daily News. “She always gets thrown into the mix of the Boston Celtics series. So I would be upset. She’s her own person and at the end of the day so she has the right to say what she wants to say.”

Of course, Anthony is referring to the Honey Nut Cheerios incident that took place between him and Kevin Garnett back in January. We have no way of knowing whether Garnett or Crawford actually said something about La La, but there’s usually fire where there’s this much smoke. Also, ‘Melo was about 10 inches from Crawford’s face during Wednesday night’s mix-up.

Anthony is right — his wife does have every right to express herself when she is involuntarily dragged into the rivalry. And we’re glad she did, because it’s just one more thing that adds to the hatred these two teams already feel toward one another.

La La Anthony appears to take shot at Jordan Crawford: ‘You’re on the bench for a reason’

Jordan-Crawford-Carmelo-AnthonyTensions between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks are really beginning to run high heading into Game 6 of their opening round playoff series. After Boston beat New York at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, Carmelo Anthony and Jordan Crawford got into it near the bench and had to be separated by teammates.

It is unclear exactly what Crawford was saying to Anthony, but a number of self-proclaimed lip readers insist he was saying some not-so-nice stuff about ‘Melo’s wife, La La Anthony. On Thursday, it appeared that La La fired back on her Instagram account.

LaLa-Anthony-Jordan-Crawford

If you can’t make it out, La La wrote, “Try again. You on the bench for a reason,” which seems to be an obvious shot at Crawford. If you remember the whole Honey Nut Cheerios incident, you know that this is not the first time La La has been at the center of trash talk between the Celtics and Knicks.

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La La Anthony denies Kevin Garnett said she tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios

La La Honey Nut CheeriosLa La Anthony denies that Kevin Garnett referenced Honey Nut Cheerios when talking trash to her husband, Carmelo, during a Jan. 7 game between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden.

You may recall that Anthony and KG got into it during and after the game. ‘Melo tried confronting Garnett twice after the game — once by the locker rooms and another time by the Celtics’ team bus. It was reported by Black Sports Online that Garnett told ‘Melo that his wife, La La, tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios, leading ‘Melo to lose his mind during the game. That report was so widely circulated it became accepted as fact, even though Celtics coach Doc Rivers denied it. Now La La is denying it too.

“I had to be able to laugh about it because that one was really crazy,” La La told Renada Romain, host of “Ear Candy Mornings” on SiriusXM 44. “Like someone saying, ‘Oh, your wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios,’ and everybody really believing that and running with it. That’s not what was said. Kevin Garnett did not say that about me. He just said some things to my husband that ['Melo] didn’t like that he felt like one man doesn’t say to another.

“They’re perfectly fine now,” La La said of Garnett and her husband. “It happens in the heat of battle. People don’t know what goes on on that floor. [Garnett's] known for that. So it got under my husband’s skin, things happen, but it wasn’t about me.”

The day after the Honey Nut Cheerios report emerged, a separate report said she and ‘Melo were having marital problems. La La addressed her relationship with ‘Melo during the interview.

“We’re doing great,” La La told Romain. “We’ve been together for 10 years! I always say when people tell their marriage is perfect, they’re lying. We’ve been together 10 years. We go through ups, we go through downs like anyone else, but we work through them. We’re doing great … we’re working through it and things are good.”

You can listen to the interview below:

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Carmelo Anthony and wife La La reportedly having marital problems

carmelo lala anthonyCarmelo Anthony and his wife, La La, reportedly are having marital problems, which may explain why the New York Knicks forward lost it after hearing some trash talk from Kevin Garnett.

Melo and Garnett got into it during the Knicks-Boston Celtics game on Monday night. They exchanged trash talk, received technical fouls, and then Melo went after KG twice after the game. The two reportedly have talked since then to smooth things out.

Though Melo would not elaborate on what about Garnett’s trash talk upset him, he did say Tuesday, “it’s something you just don’t say to men, another man.”

We may have a better idea of what really went down.

On Tuesday, our friend Rob Littal at Black Sports Online reported that Garnett told Anthony that his wife tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios. The line of trash talk was as odd and funny as it was inappropriate. But, according to the New York Daily News, the line may have been a jab at Melo rooted in the couple’s alleged marital problems.

According to the Daily News, Melo and La La are estranged and have been living apart for at least two months. La La used to attend nearly all of the team’s home games last season and even many of the road games. They say she had a long absence from Madison Square Garden before attending Monday’s game. They add that La La celebrated the New Year in South Florida without Melo, and that she has tweeted about him less frequently than she did last year.

Garnett has a reputation for being one of the dirtiest trash talkers in the league. He has proven that he will say anything to get in an opponent’s head, regardless of how indecent it may be. A few seasons ago, he called Charlie Villanueva, who has alopecia, a cancer patient. He also taunted Tim Duncan on Mother’s Day knowing that Duncan’s mother had died when he was a teenager. Garnett implying he had been with La La while she and Melo were separated sounds like something he would do, and it certainly would explain why Melo lost it.

We’ve already shared video of Carmelo waiting for KG by the Celtics’ bus. Below is video of their altercation by the locker rooms after the game:

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