LaLa Vasquez Rumors
Derek Fisher says Carmelo Anthony needs to be focused on family … not basketball … and promises he’ll reach out to his former player and help him cope with the separation from his superstar wife, La La. Derek coached Melo on the Knicks a few years back — and when we got him out in Calabasas with his GF, Gloria Govan, we had to ask if he’d he heard the news about Melo’s marriage.
Skipper has had a similar effect on Carmelo. As the face of the Knicks, Anthony has had to deal with one off-court drama after another. All of it can get frustrating, to be sure. But Carmelo said recently that he and his wife’s relationship with “Superman Anthony” helps keep things in perspective. “It makes me at peace, and it actually helps me playing basketball to be honest with you,” he says. “It puts everything in perspective, because I’m a part of a situation where nothing is promised.” Nothing is promised with Skipper, but he has shown signs of significant improvement.
Initially, Young was told her son would be in a semi-vegetative state for the rest of his life and that he’d need a respirator to breathe. Skipper has since weaned off the ventilator for half of the day; doctors are pleased with his progress. “With time and therapy we pray he’ll be speaking one day,” Young says. On some afternoons, Skipper gets a visit from a physical therapist. Sometimes a respiratory aide stops by to make sure his lungs are clear. Those are the good days. They’re even better, of course, when he can hear those two familiar voices on the phone. “You can always tell when he hears [La La and Carmelo]. It’s amazing,” Young says. “And honestly, without them being involved, he may not have gotten this far.”
“We tried to convey to him, the city of Los Angeles, what it brings to elite athletes, and what we could do to support him,” Worthy said of the meeting, during which the Lakers reportedly offered Melo a four-year, $95 million contract. “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.
They say “happy wife, happy life” … and the same rings true for NBA superstars — because Carmelo Anthony’s wife tells TMZ Sports her opinion definitely matters when it comes to where Melo will play next season.
Also known as La La Vazquez, a reality TV star and former MTV VJ, Anthony’s celebrity wife never had fully denied the incident that occurred in a Garden game last January. “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. “Kevin Garnett in fact had never said that I tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios. I tried to figure out how this big lie was turned into a media firestorm. I still can’t answer that one…Melo and Kevin are cool today. And now it’s nothing but a faint memory.’’