La La Anthony Rumors
If he could speak right now, 11-year-old Anthony Skipper might tell you about the birthday party La La Anthony and her husband, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, threw for him last year. Maybe he’d talk about the presents that the Anthonys gave to Skipper and his siblings for Christmas. Unfortunately, due to a brain injury that has left Skipper without speech, he can’t. But the affection he feels toward La La and Carmelo still shines through. His mother, Tyrell Young, sees it each time her son hears La La’s voice on the phone. Often, Carmelo’s on the call in the background. “He looks around, and he’s trying to find and pinpoint the phone and where the voice is coming from,” Young says. “His eyes definitely light up. Sometimes his heart rate goes up a little bit. You can tell he’s very excited to see them and hear their voice. He perks up.”
La La soon learned that Young was near one of the top hospitals in the area but was in the wrong spot on a long waiting list to make an appointment. So La La got on the phone, and thanks to some help from friend and former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, currently a member of the Chicago Bulls, and the Heat organization, she secured a spot at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. She also found out that transportation was a challenge for Young, so La La reached out to Kia, with the help of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, to secure a vehicle that was handicap accessible.
After La La Anthony took to Twitter to defend her husband and question the motives of a referee, Carmelo vowed to stay silent the next time in the presence of Tony Brothers. But he also didn’t deny what his wife had tweeted – that Brothers, a veteran official, is operating with a personal vendetta against the Knicks All-Star. “I have nothing to say to him. It ain’t personal with me, on my end,” Anthony told reporters before scoring 31 points in Saturday’s 118-107 loss to the Raptors. “I don’t have anything to say to him. He refs. I’ll play. I’ll keep my mouth shut next time.”
His wife, La La Anthony, tweeted Friday night it’s “personal’’ between Brothers and Anthony. Anthony agreed that something’s at work. “I always feel it’s something,’’ Anthony repeated. “Every time we … I don’t want to say it’s personal, but I always feel like it’s something.’’
With all due respect to Anthony’s wife, La La Anthony, her recent proclamation that her husband was “definitely” going to re-sign in New York wasn’t enough to allay the Knicks’ concerns. They know full well that making roster improvements sooner rather than later would increase their chances of Anthony re-signing, meaning the Knicks are known to be on the lookout for a blockbuster-type deal and still are hoping against hope that it involves Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.
In La La Anthony’s new book, “The Love Playbook,” she also attempts to clarify the trash-talking feud between Carmelo and former Celtics star Kevin Garnett that led to an altercation — purportedly about crude comments Garnett made about La La — following a game last season. “I wasn’t ever going to bring up the Honey Nut Cheerios incident again. But since I’m writing this book, I might as well set the record straight for good,” La La writes in the book, which was released Tuesday. “Kevin Garnett in fact had never said that I tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios. “. . . Melo and Kevin are cool today. And now it’s nothing but a faint memory. “I did notice during the game Melo and Kevin were jawing a lot at each other. But that’s basketball, the heat of the game. I really didn’t think anything of it,” she continued. “But when Melo went to have words with him, I knew it had to be more than an in-game beef.”
La La Anthony “definitely” thinks her husband, free-agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony, will re-sign with the New York Knicks this summer. “I definitely think he will stay [in New York]. I know that he wants to stay and I support him wherever he wants to go,” La La Anthony said in an interview with Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live.” “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.”