La La Anthony Rumors
Anthony’s camp is cautiously optimistic that a deal will be struck before Monday, and trying not to think about the potential media circus that will take place if Carmelo is still with the Knicks. Two weeks ago, Carmelo’s wife, La La, said the family thought a trade would have been completed by now. Mentally, Carmelo and his family have moved on to Houston. Reality is another story. Hopefully, Mills and Perry will have the right answers when they address the media on Friday because the Carmelo issue isn’t going away until he goes away.
Ian Begley: La La Anthony, Carmelo Anthony’s estranged wife, said in an interview on Bravo TV that Anthony leaving the Knicks is a “real possibility.” “We’ll see what happens,” La La Anthony said in an interview that aired Sunday night. “….My hope is that he ends up somewhere where he’s happy and he can win because he’s such an incredible player and he deserves to win.” Anthony is open to waiving his no-trade clause to head to Houston or Cleveland, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Carmelo Anthony’s estranged wife, La La Anthony, said on “The Wendy Williams Show” on Tuesday that the New York Knicks star’s top priority going forward is to remain close to their 10-year-old son, Kiyan. Knicks president Phil Jackson has made it clear that his preference is to trade Anthony this offseason. Jackson said recently that Anthony indicated to the club he’d prefer to stay in New York. Anthony has a no-trade clause and would have to agree to waive it prior to the completion of any trade.
“The most important thing with that is just to stay close to Kiyan,” La La Anthony said during the interview, when asked about reports of Anthony being traded. “That’s my priority, that’s his priority. So wherever he ends up, of course we want him to be happy.” Sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein that Anthony’s camp — while acknowledging Anthony’s preference to stay close to his son — has tried to engage the Knicks in recent buyout discussions as it establishes the player’s options.
Carmelo and La La Anthony are separated … TMZ has learned. Sources close to the couple tell us the actress and NBA superstar are now living separately. La La moved out of the family home last week and has her own place in NYC now.
We’re told the couple’s had ups and downs in the past, but the current NBA season has been extremely stressful on the marriage for several months. Carmelo’s been plagued by trade talks … with the Knicks looking to move him to another team.