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NBA: La La Anthony Says Husband Carmelo Will Stay with NY Knicks
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NBA: La La Anthony Says Husband Carmelo Will Stay with NY Knicks

Jan 28 2014, 12:22am CST | by

La La Anthony, wife of New York Knicks star forward Carmelo, says she "definitely thinks" her husband will stay in New York past the 2013-14 NBA season.

La La Anthony, wife of New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony, says her husband will stay in New York past the 2013-14 NBA season.  This is what she told Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live"...

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NBA: La La Anthony Says Husband Carmelo Will Stay with NY Knicks

Jan 28 2014, 12:22am CST | by

NBA: La La Anthony Says Husband Carmelo Will Stay with NY Knicks  Photo Credit: Getty Images

La La Anthony, wife of New York Knicks star forward Carmelo, says she "definitely thinks" her husband will stay in New York past the 2013-14 NBA season.

La La Anthony, wife of New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony, says her husband will stay in New York past the 2013-14 NBA season. 

This is what she told Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" on Jan. 27 via ESPN. 

"I definitely think he will stay. 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. 

"I get blamed for everything. No matter what happens, it's my fault. (There are) all these talks if he's staying in New York or not, (and) I'm somehow the mastermind behind if he stays or not." 

Her husband declined to go into details about his impending free agency after the 2013-14 NBA season. Instead, he told The New York Times' Scott Cacciola on Jan. 27 a title is the only thing that he's concerned about.  

"That's the only thing I care about. Everything else is irrelevant to me when it comes to basketball. Championship is the only thing on my mind. That's the only thing I want to accomplish, the only thing I want to achieve, and I'm going to do what I got to do to get that.

"Nothing else even motivates me anymore. Just that." 

On the other hand, his friend, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant, told ESPN on Jan. 26 he will not convince him to join him in Southern California. Anthony has a home in Los Angeles and his wife is a Hollywood actress, per The New York Daily News' Frank Isola. 

"Well, everybody wants to play in Los Angeles. I mean, New York is a beautiful place, don't get me wrong, but it is colder than s--- out there. You know, palm trees amd beaches obviously are a little more appealing. 

"All jokes aside, I think that players, when that time comes, will have to make the best decision for them and their families. I try not to think about it too much. If he wants to call me for advice later as a friend, I will be more than happy to give it to him." 

Anthony, who Isola says won't leave for a small market team, spoke with The New York Daily News writer almost four months ago and said he wants to stay in Manhattan. However, he also quipped he'll "deal with the situation" at the appropriate moment

"I'm in New York. Like I said, this is not something that I want to keep going on. At the end of the day, I don't want to go anywhere. But when that time comes, I'll deal with that situation."

To note, he has a player option worth $23.5 million for next season, per HoopsHype.com. If he decides to exercise this option, he will eventually test the free-agent market and play somewhere else. 

The Knicks are currently 17-27 and are third in the Atlantic Division through Jan. 28. They won the division in 2012-13 by winning 54 games. 

Anthony is in his fourth season in New York and is averaging 27.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists through 44 games in 2013-14. 

 

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