NBA rumors: Melo wants to stay in Portland

So much so that, when asked if he’d like to re-sign with the Blazers after the season, Anthony’s response was immediate. “I would love to stay,” he said. “I feel like this is the place for me to end my career. It could have happened earlier, but it didn’t. Now, where I’m at in my life and my career — this is where I want to retire.”

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"The conversation was different than it had been (with other teams). I felt welcomed and wanted as opposed to me pitching myself to somebody. When you feel that, it's hard to turn that down." The opportunity to play with Lillard and McCollum appealed to him, too. "Me and 'Dame' have always talked," Anthony said. "CJ and I worked out together in the summers (in L.A.). I always stayed connected and in tune with what was going on in Portland."
Adrian Wojnarowski: Portland had until early January to fully guarantee the deal for the season. Anthony had signed a non-guaranteed contract last month.
Portland makes it official on the signing of Carmelo Anthony. For salary purposes, Anthony will have a base comp of $2,159,029 ($14,490 per day) and the Trail Blazers will have a cap hit of $1,364,204. The contract will become fully guaranteed if Anthony is not waived by 5PM EST on January 7th.
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed veteran forward Carmelo Anthony, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
Chris Haynes: Portland Trail Blazers new forward Carmelo Anthony will be activated for tonight’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Shams Charania: Sources: After passing his physical exam, Carmelo Anthony signed his one-year, non-guaranteed deal with Portland today. It will be worth $2.15M should he remain on roster past guarantee date in January.
Ten-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony seems to be looking forward to his next NBA opportunity. In a new video posted late Monday night on Anthony’s YouTube channel, the 35-year-old forward spoke about joining the Blazers for the first time. “You know I always kept my eye on Portland,” Anthony said. “It just didn’t work out at other times, but now it seems like it’s a perfect opportunity.”
Carmelo Anthony is off to Portland! On Sunday, the NBA player’s ex, La La Anthony, posted an Instagram photo of their son Kiyan, 12, sharing a sweet goodbye with his father, who is moving to a new state after signing with the Portland Trailblazers last week. In the photo, Kiyan stood beside Carmelo, 35, as the preteen held a basketball in his hand. “He is his dad’s #1 fan & super excited for this new opportunity…but when it’s all said and done, he’s still a 12yr old that is going to miss his dad 😢🙏🏽🏀,” La La, 38, wrote. “Portland you got a great one 🏀🙏🏽#portlandtrailblazers #stayme7o.”
Lillard and McCollum both reached out to Carmelo Anthony after he agreed to sign with the Trail Blazers. Anthony has not played since Nov. 8, 2018, with the Houston Rockets, but he spent the past summer working out with McCollum and others. "He looks like he's changed his body a little bit," McCollum said. "Started lifting more on his legs, his lower half. He was dunking this summer. He doesn't usually dunk, so that's how I knew he was feeling good. I don't know if it was because of the work or because he's been off or a combination, but he looked like he had new life, more bounce in his step."
Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey had tried to get Carmelo Anthony in trades with the New York Knicks, tried to get him as a free agent post-Oklahoma City. Now, they were together on a call Thursday morning. Time had passed, circumstances had changed. "You need us," sources said Olshey told Anthony. "And we need you."
After six straight trips to the Western Conference playoffs -- including two conference semifinals runs and a West finals a season ago -- Olshey knew this: The Blazers needed a player capable of commanding the respect of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. They needed a presence to roust the spirit of an unnerved locker room. The Blazers wouldn't find that in the NBA's G-League, nor with a journeyman veteran out of a job.
Joe Freeman: Coach Terry Stotts confirmed that Carmelo Anthony is undergoing a physical this weekend in New York and the Blazers are hopeful he'll join them Monday night in New Orleans.
Carmelo Anthony isn't expected to make his Portland Trail Blazers debut until Tuesday's game at New Orleans at the earliest, league sources told ESPN on Friday, meaning Anthony won't be available to face his former team, the Houston Rockets, on Monday. Anthony, 35, has to complete a physical with the Blazers before the one-year, non-guaranteed contract is finalized. That could come as soon as Saturday, league sources said.
That’s why team star Damian Lillard says signing the 35-year-old is “worth a shot.” “We added a good player,” Lillard said in a text. “Another scoring threat, experience, rebounder.”
Here’s the reality check, though: The other alternatives probably would have failed too. There’s a reason we call players like this “replacement level” and not “improvement level.” The Blazers might only have a 15 percent chance of this working, but that’s better than the zero percent chance they had with the status quo. Of course, it’s unlikely to pay off; in-season street free agents don’t make the All-Star team. Most of the time, they’re available for a reason.
However, they had to do something. For now, they’ll try Melo, but his non-guaranteed contract gives Portland the flexibility to try something else at the snap of a finger. If he doesn’t work they’ll try calling somebody up from the G League (some plausible names: Jarrod Uthoff, Marcus Derrickson, and Dedric Lawson), or turn to another veteran chilling on his couch (Dante Cunningham and Lance Thomas are waiting by their phones, among others), or work the angles for a low-stakes trade.
Anthony, 35, will join the Blazers on their upcoming six-game road trip, which starts Saturday against San Antonio, sources said. Power forward was the position where the Blazers were most vulnerable, and a shoulder injury to Zach Collins only amplified the void there. Anthony returns to fill that need.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Anthony will join the Blazers on upcoming road trip, per source. Power forward was the position that Blazers were most vulnerable and injury to Zach Collins only amplified void there. ‘Melo comes for a specific role and need.
Bobby Marks: Carmelo Anthony will earn $14,490 per day while on the roster in Portland. The contract becomes fully guaranteed if he is not waived by Jan. 7.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Deal is non-guaranteed, per source.
Chris Mannix: Portland has been among the teams most interested in Carmelo in recent years. Had interest in trading for him when 'Melo was in New York. If nothing else, they know what they are getting.
After the rest of the 2018-2019 season went by, many thought Anthony would have signed with a team over the summer and already be back on an NBA court this season. But strangely enough, the 2013 NBA scoring champion is still a free agent. On Thursday at the 25th Annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit, Anthony was in attendance as an honoree and expressed his desire to get back in the NBA when asked by media. "2000 percent. Make that the headline," Anthony said.
Regarding his free agent status, the 10-time All-Star and former Knick said, “I don’t really want to get into all that. I’m surprised, of course. But it is what it is at this point, though. I’m sitting back waiting to see what happens, spending time with the family right now, and that’s all I can focus on, and other things I have going on.”
You’ve been fortunate to still get calls from teams at this point in your career. Why do you think Carmelo Anthony hasn’t gotten the same chance? Vince Carter: Situations are different. I think it’s just timing at this point. I definitely think he deserves to be in the NBA. He’s one of the most prolific scorers this league has seen at many levels. Pure scorer. I think in time a team will grab him, a playoff team who needs a scorer with his ability. If he’s willing to come off the bench, I think he’ll help a team with his starters mentality.
Former NBA forward Stephen Jackson firmly believes NBA execs are blackballing Carmelo Anthony. In a recent edition of Jackson’s video podcast with Matt Barnes called “All the Smoke,” Jackson claims a mass text has been sent through NBA execs saying, “Don’t f--- with Carmelo Anthony.” “It’s the same situation they did to a lot of players,” Jackson said. “They put him in a situation they know he’s not going to succeed, make it look like he can’t play no more, make it look like he’s a cancer and just push him out. And once they get you to that point where you’re a cancer or you can’t play no more, it’s a text that’s sent out to every team — it’s a mass text that sent out to every team, every team’s CC’d, ‘Don’t f--- with him.’ “
Those in Anthony's innermost circle are deeply wary of any information or narratives that might affect his ability to play in the league again. And while Anthony believes -- or so he said on ESPN -- that he'd be "at peace" if he never plays in the league again, he knows that this ending will haunt him, a former teammate over multiple seasons says: "He doesn't want to go out like this." Wade and Kobe Bryant received a farewell tour, both of them Anthony's close friends. LeBron James, another longtime friend, will likely receive one too. "[Anthony] wants to go out like that," his former teammate says.
Anthony declined to participate for this story, and his representatives directed comment to previous interviews. But many people close to him and inside and around the organizations where he has played were willing to discuss his swift demise. "His name is a blessing and a curse," says one source close to Anthony. "And it's more of a curse right now."
Anthony's headlong dive into basketball exile is partly the story of the game's dramatic evolution that placed him on the wrong side of history. But it's also partly the story about the pratfalls of greatness -- and how stars often decline as steeply as they rise to dominance. "When you're one of the top 10 players in our league for 10 years, you think it's going to be there forever," says one of Anthony's former NBA coaches. "They're always the last ones to know."
In 2018-19, Anthony had an offensive rating of 102.3 and a net rating of minus-9.9 -- both the worst of his career. "He just can't play NBA defense anymore," one Rockets source says, but the offensive woes ultimately calcified the Rockets' thought that they had gambled and lost. Still, there remains a measure of guilt among some in and near the organization and within Anthony's circle. "I feel awful that it ended the way it did," says another Rockets source. "He would have been better off either going to Miami or just not playing. But those 10 games ... basically ruined him."
Free agent Nick 'Swaggy P" Young was among the veterans to play in the Knicks' informal scrimmages in the weeks leading up to training camp. "He can still play," Fizdale said. "He's Swaggy P." New Net Lance Thomas and Carmelo Anthony also attended the workouts. When asked how Anthony looked in the scrimmages, RJ Barrett said, "He was good, he was good. I mean it's Carmelo Anthony, come on."
Stefan Bondy: Steve Mills says he let Carmelo work out at the facility in the summer and wishes him well. Doesn’t sound like Melo is an option for New York.
Anthony Puccio: On Melo: “We’ll do our due diligence on everybody. We’ve brought in several players... For us, we’ll use our exhibit 10s and training camp [to evaluate].” Mentioned how it was documented that guys were playing pickup in L.A.
Meanwhile, the free agency of Carmelo Anthony continues, with NBA teams and even USA Basketball passing on bringing in the 10-time All-Star this summer. The Athletic’s NBA Inside Pass did a breakdown of Anthony’s situation in late July, and not much has changed beyond external hope and speculation.
After losing Wilson Chandler to a 25-game suspension, Anthony and players such as Dante Cunningham, Lance Thomas and Luol Deng emerged as viable options to sign. There’s been a sense around the Nets that players are hopeful to bring in Anthony, but the trust belongs with the front office. However, the Nets are very unlikely to sign Anthony as of now, league sources told The Athletic.
SNY: Do you believe Anthony can contribute to a team this season? Fertitta: One hundred percent. Let me tell you: there's a bunch of teams and I guarantee you if there's 150 starters for the 30 teams that Carmelo Anthony is still one of the top 150 players in the National Basketball Association.
SNY: Why do you think it didn't work out with the Rockets and Carmelo last season? Fertitta: "You know, it's really unusual because I never really got a chance to meet Melo but all I heard is what a gentleman he was and that he was going to play whatever part or role on the team that the coaches wanted him to play. And basketball ops decided to make a decision and, you know, it kinda surprised me too, as a fan of the Houston Rockets. But I know what I know and I know what I don't know. And if my basketball ops thought that we should move on, then I sure wasn't going to tell them not to, even though I thought that Melo's one the greatest players to ever play the game."
He was beloved by many as a Knick. Many of the public want to know: Will Melo latch on with a team this season? Well, we’ve got the voice of the Knicks on Line 1, literally! Insert MSG Networks’ hoops color commentator, Walt “Clyde” Frazier. “I hope so man,” Frazier, the NBA Hall of Famer, Knicks legend told me in a one-on-one interview on Monday. “I don’t like what’s happening to him. He should have a swan song. I’m confident that somebody will give him a chance.”
The Nets open training camp in ten days and several Brooklyn players remain fully in favor of the club signing free agent Carmelo Anthony, per SNY sources. The Nets enter camp with 15 players on guaranteed contracts, which is the maximum regular-season allotment. But there is an avenue for the club to sign Anthony to a traditional NBA deal during the regular season.
Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson: Carmelo Anthony should land on an NBA team says NBA Hall of Famer Steve Nash - "He is one of the truly great scorers the league's had. He's still got something to offer." Per @fanaticsview 's @LandonBuford . My story via @HeavySan .
With injured Kevin Durant expected to miss most, if not all, of the season, Wilson Chandler suspended for 25 games for PEDs and Rodions Kurucs facing a possible suspension after being charged in an alleged domestic assault, the Nets have dire needs at forward. That makes Anthony more of a position fit. Sources had told the Post that several veterans were lobbying the front office on Anthony’s behalf. The Athletic reported that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were among them and that GM Sean Marks had taken a look at the former Knicks star recently.
So I asked a whole bunch of people around the league if there was a team, or teams, that made sense with regard to Anthony, and if he can still play. For the sake of argument, I told each to assume that a) ‘Melo was in viable NBA shape, and b) wouldn’t ask for something prohibitive contract-wise, so that any team, including those close to the luxury tax line, could fit him in. Here’s what they said. Current NBA head coach: “Yes, with the right team. A vet team. Also, a team that is not looking at analytics. He is still a talent.” Current NBA head coach: “Hall of Fame player.” Western Conference executive: “Miami, if he is willing to work with (Pat) Riley hard on conditioning. He can replace D-Wade’s scoring. Or, Portland. They play a lot of isolation basketball and they need another scorer. Carmelo is a dinosaur in today’s NBA. Everyone wants ball movement and three-point shooting; not Melo’s forte.”
"I tried, two years ago I tried to get 'Melo to come to Portland, and he went to Oklahoma City," Lilard said. "Then after that, I tried to get him to come to Portland again, and he went to Houston. So at this point…" "You're not putting your hand out again," Budden asked. "The team or me," Lillard replied. "I'm like, 'he ain't coming here,' you know what I'm saying? He deserves to be in the league, but he ain't coming here."
Anthony is said to be in good shape and his resume as a scorer is sterling. But some feel Anthony won’t play in the NBA again, despite his latest push to find a contract. His representatives are fighting the perception that Anthony can no longer be a functional team player, that his scorer’s mentality and past complaints about his roles make him a net negative for any team with high aspirations.
The case is two-fold, the sources said. First, there is the idea that Anthony was used as a scapegoat, which began in New York after the 2016-17 season, then for the Oklahoma City Thunder the following year. Last season, it was Anthony who took the fall for the 4-6 start in Houston. He was let go after 13 games and no other team re-signed him. But Anthony’s camp has been pushing the line that he got more blame than he deserves in each case.
Carmelo Anthony is all in on joining forces with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn ... telling TMZ Sports he considers the 2 NBA superstars "family" ... and teaming up would be "bigger than basketball." The 10-time All-Star has been jobless since November ... but has publicly made it clear he's NOT ready to ride off into the sunset just yet.
KD and Uncle Drew don't want that to happen either, with the new Nets ballers reportedly "pushing" for the team to sign the 35-year-old free agent. We spoke with Melo out in NYC on Saturday night about being recruited by the pair of NBA champs ... and he seems more than ready to team up. "That's family," Melo said. "So, that's bigger than basketball. If something happens, something's gonna happen."
Carmelo Anthony is scheduled to work out on Thursday with a group of New York Knicks in Manhattan but it’s the other team in town that continues to closely monitor the 10-time All-Star.The Brooklyn Nets remain interested in potentially signing Anthony, who recently trained with a group of their players in Los Angeles, including Kyrie Irving. In fact, one source told The Athletic that Irving and Kevin Durant, who both joined the Nets in July, are “pushing” the club to sign Anthony.
Nets General Manager Sean Marks will have the final say, and it’s unclear if Marks is willing to take a chance on Anthony, who was born in Brooklyn and remains a popular player among New York basketball fans. Anthony has not played in an NBA game since being banished by the Houston Rockets last November. Marks, according to a source, did watch Anthony train recently in what was described as an informal workout. Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson has also watched Anthony play this summer.
Anthony’s camp remains optimistic that the veteran forward will find an NBA job. A Nets source said Anthony’s recent workouts in L.A. “certainly helped his cause. His body looked great.”
Marc Berman: It’s nice that Hasheem Thabeet was in a group photo with a few Knicks players and Fizdale after a friendly scrimmage but he’s not coming to Knicks training camp. Neither, of course, is Carmelo Anthony, who will scrimmage with some Knicks guys today.
Ian Begley: Carmelo Anthony will attend the Knicks' informal 5-on-5 scrimmages today in Manhattan, SNY sources confirm. New York has 15 players on guaranteed deals, so one source said not too read too much into Carmelo's presence at the workout, which was first reported by Sports Illustrated
Steve Popper: Can confirm SI report that Melo working out with Knicks players today in informal training sessions in NY. But just a NY thing - not an indication he's returning to team.
Celtics Center Enes Kanter hosted a basketball camp at MPH on Saturday. Afterwards, we asked him to give his thoughts on Melo and more specifically, why he hasn't been picked up by an NBA team yet. Kanter said that guarding Melo was like a "nightmare," and even called him a legend. Kanter seemed very surprised that the SU product has still not been placed on a roster, and said he should be playing in the NBA.
ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith is reporting NBA GM’s and coaches are talking behind Carmelo Anthony’s back. Anthony hasn’t played in an NBA game since November. Royce White said this week he believes Anthony is being blackballed from the NBA.
“And from what I’m hearing, and I’ve been hearing this all morning…I’m hearing that there’s chitter-chatter going on behind Melo’s back,” Smith said on ESPN’s First Take. “It’s not players. It’s coaches, it’s GM’s. And a lot of people don’t realize that sometimes these coaches and GM’s have the same reps as one another. So one person could say something and can circulate because that click is intact.”
Gilbert Arenas: I remember the reports named Houston as a possible destination for him to land. I said ‘Hell no’ don’t go there it is going a disaster and it is not going to work. You just for the first time in your career played with two ball-dominant players and it made you the third option. So, to go right back to a team that is going to make you again the third option is a disaster. Go to the Lakers where you might come off the bench, but you are going to be the first option in the fourth quarter because that is what they are going to need from Melo. They need a 6’9 guy that can open up the floor, play your iso basketball, and that helps the rest of the Lakers. LeBron passes to everyone else, and you play iso basketball it all works. He goes to Houston and after ten games he is gone. Melo needs to me in a position where the last five minutes of the game he is the go-to guy. If you are not the go-to guy what are you on the court for because don’t have any other skill to be used. You are a fourth-quarter last five-minute iso guy that is your skill.
But All-Stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving both spurned the Knicks for Brooklyn. The latter has organized a number of Nets for workouts in Los Angeles, including Caris LeVert and Taurean Prince, and Anthony has joined in. But neither the Nets nor Knicks have shown any interest in bringing Anthony in for next season, with Brooklyn’s roster at 15. “Nothing to it,” a source close to Anthony told The Post. “There’s several guys (playing) that aren’t Nets, but friends and other NBA players.”
Neither the Nets nor Knicks have shown any interest in bringing Anthony in for next season, with Brooklyn’s roster at 15. “Nothing to it,” a source close to Anthony told The Post. “There’s several guys (playing) that aren’t Nets, but friends and other NBA players.”
You played with Carmelo Anthony in Denver and New York. He recently sat down with Stephen A. Smith and talked about how he still loves the game and wants to play in the NBA again. How was Carmelo as a teammate and do you think he can still help an NBA team? Kenyon Martin: My experience with Melo was cool because I understand Melo. I understand basketball, I understand people and I understand situations, so my with Melo experience was fine. Can he still help an NBA team? Of course. It’s unfortunate that he’s in the situation that he’s in. Him sitting down with Stephen A. Smith? Oh well, it is what it is. I wouldn’t have done it, but it is what it is. He definitely deserves a spot in the NBA. I do think “farewell tours” are f*cking overrated. He wants to play the game of basketball. That’s what it should be about.
Anthony said he reached out to the Lakers about playing for them next season. “Melo is easily better than half the league right now,” Kuzma said. “There’s no question about it. He should be on a team right now. He’s still one of the best players. The slander people throw at him is something I don’t really understand. Maybe that’s just the way today’s society is right now. “It would be great to see him in L.A., but I don’t make those decisions. That’s up to Rob [Pelinka] to make those decisions as far as what he thinks is best for the Lakers. He’s done a great job so far putting this team together.”
Kuzma also has been working with Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time All-Star who has won three gold medals with Team USA and is trying to get back into the NBA after playing just 10 games for Houston last season. “It’s been amazing working with Carmelo,” Kuzma said. “He’s one of the greatest players of all time and one of the best scorers of all time. Getting to learn little things from him that will hopefully help my game will be big for me this season.”
But retirement doesn't seem to be on the forefront of Anthony's mind right now. "I know I can still play."
Now, Anthony says the passion to play is back. "I'm in the gym every single day," Anthony said. He also noted "silence is not my surrender" and that he has been quiet until now because he felt like he need to step away from the game to "reevaluate myself, reevaluate my career, reevaluate my life."
Anthony said of his conversation with Morey that he "didn't like how that went down" and it let him to have doubts about himself. "That was an ego hit. That was a pride hit," Anthony said. "I started questioning myself after that. Can I still do this? What did I do? I asked him this. ... He just said it wasn't working out. "When somebody in power that tells you that they no longer need your services ... I've been utilizing my services for a long time. For you to tell me you don't need that no more. I honestly felt that I was fired. I felt like [what] other people go through on a day-to-day basis. People get fired. I honestly felt like I got fired."
Carmelo Anthony: "I'm here to help the team, let me know what I gotta do. But he came in and he was just like 'Look, [basically he said] your services are no longer needed,.' And I'm like, 'What the hell are you talking about?'
Carmelo Anthony: "So then I started taking it even deeper. He told me I wasn't going to make a nine-men rotation. I'm like 'I can't make a nine-man rotation, that's what you're trying to tell me?' I've already started to accept the fact that I gotta come off the bench, which is very hard for me — I accepted that and I've moved on from that, right? But now you're telling me that I can't make a nine-man rotation on this team? It's deeper than basketball."
Carmelo Anthony: "I talked to him [Chris Paul], I called him and James [Harden] right away. I said 'look, just keep it honest with me: Did you know anything about this?' If he knew anything about this then our friendship was on the line. 'Just keep it honest with me.' He said he didn't know anything about this and James told me the same thing.'
Carmelo Anthony: "I had a one-on-one, heart-to-heart with CP in my room at 1 o'clock in the morning. Looked him in his eye, he looked me in my eye and told me, 'yo bro I would never do something like that to you.' I take that, all right?"
Rob Lopez: Would Carmelo Anthony play with LeBron James and the Lakers? "1,000%...we talked about that since we were 18,19 years old" Melo says he and his reps have reached out to the Lakers and Clippers among other teams.
Tommy Beer: Carmelo Anthony, on ESPN’s First Take: “I love the game too much to be away from it.”
Steve Popper: Carmelo Anthony interview is interesting, saying the right things about roles - speaking with a scout Thursday he told me he had recommended bringing Melo to his team and found resistance from from office.
Chris Brickley: To set things straight. My well publicized comments about @carmeloanthony were MY personal opinions and I’m not speaking for Melo or anyone else. I stand completely by the fact he deserves to be in the league. I also stand by the fact when he decides to move on it should be on his own terms. He has a lot to offer any team on and off the court.
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Brother Pau Gasol recently spoke with Spanish newspaper Marca, and the topic of Marc’s future came up. “Marc has earned the freedom and flexibility to make his own decision and he will do so when he decides. I know he has a lot of enthusiasm for Basquet Girona, a club in which I am also involved as vice president. He is in a different situation, because he is five years younger than me. We will see what he decides to do this season and later, I am also waiting.“
Throughout his stellar NBA career, Bryant made a name for himself through his countless ways of scoring the basketball. For Grant, barring injuries, Hardaway would’ve also become as dominant as Bryant as he also had that in him during his playing years. “Without a doubt,” the four-time NBA champ said when asked if Hardaway could’ve also enjoyed his career like Bryant did. “I’m talking about 6’7”, 6’8” can see the floor, three-pointers, drive to the basket, assists, you name it. All-around game.”
The Lakers star’s latest appearance on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast was eye-opening in that Melo revealed an ominous threat made against him by former NBA commissioner David Stern. This was following Anthony’s 15-game suspension back in 2006 for an in-arena brawl that broke out between his Denver Nuggets and his future team the New York Knicks. “‘I know who you with. I know where you live at,” the Lakers star claimed Stern said to him about his group of friends. ‘I know where they live at. I know when you close your eyes. I know when you wake up. And I know what they doin,’ he’s telling me.” “And I’m like damn, how the f—? That’s when I knew NBA was part of the feds. He told me, ‘I gotta make an example out of you.’ That’s a fact. He said, ‘I know everything. I know your whole crew. I know who’s doing what.’
NBA superstar Anthony Davis tied the knot with his longtime partner, Marlen P, and celebrities from across the entertainment spectrum came out to celebrate the event. Among the invited guests were Davis’ Lakers teammates LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari and multiple Grammy award winning singer Adele.