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Carmelo's wife says New York's an option

Posted on: August 20, 2010 6:37 pm
Edited on: August 21, 2010 6:02 pm
Celebrity wife of Nuggets' star says New York is a possibility, and that MSG has a "different energy."
Posted by Matt Moore

Welcome to sports relevance, La La Vasquez. Carmelo Anthony's new wife told the New York Daily News that there is a "possibility" her husband winds up on the Knicks. Hey, no biggie. There's a possibility Carmelo winds up on FC Barcelona or Manchester United. So this doesn't really mean anything. It was what she went on to say that was relevant. From the NY Daily News :

There's a lot of talk about the Knicks, I mean, there's a lot of teams out there, he's a great player and I think collectively we just need to think about what makes sense for our family. But I would never say that being in New York is not an option, I'd be lying to you if I said that."

LaLa, who is from Brooklyn, admitted that she's always been a Knicks fan "until I met my husband, then I jumped ship to the Nuggets. 'Melo will tell you, and all the players will tell you no matter where their loyalty is, there aren't many places like Madison Square Garden. They'll all say that, and it's nothing against their teams but there is a different energy in there, and you really can't top that."

OK, then.

So on the surface, it's nothing huge. But you are talking about the new wife of a player constantly discussed in trade talks talking glowingly about New York, where she makes her home, saying it has a "different energy." If we're tracking the winds of change towards and away from 'Melo leaving Denver, this doesn't blow favorably for the Nuggets. One of the widely speculated, and let me say that again, speculated reasons why Anthony would want a higher profile market for his talents has been Vasquez and her leanings towards the major entertainment centers, like New York.

The questions continue around what exactly New York could offer in a trade , and if they are unable to figure out a package, their odds drop dramatically. With most of the reports saying 'Melo wants an "extend-and-trade" where he signs a long-term extension before the new CBA and then a new team, New York may not get a chance to land him in free agency next summer. The looming CBA restructure and lockout progressively makes that scenario less likely. New York may be the preferred spot for his new bride, but the realities of the situation may prevent the newlyweds from making the Apple their home.

Unless Carmelo steps up his pressure on the team to trade him, that is.


Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2010 5:28 pm

Carmelo's wife says New York's an option

What happened was she got married and became one with her sponsor, which leads to the possibility to dictate where their happiness takes place.

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2010 4:39 pm

Carmelo's wife says New York's an option

Hilarious . . . but for real, what happened to the cute ex-MTV veejay???

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2010 4:19 am

Carmelo's wife says New York's an option

The title says something about Carmelo Anothony's wife and then they post a picture of some dude in drag, what gives, is the Melo with his rows down or what?

Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2010 10:58 pm

Carmelo's wife says New York's an option

LALA??????.........WHAT?????...........Who cares?.  Why is she even talking.  Of course he is going to NY, he will go there and rot away like everyone else, two years after that he will go to Miami.............Do we have to hear this crap everyday FOR A YEAR like the Lebron mess.  He's a good player but NY is not even close to winning anything

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2010 9:19 pm

Carmelo's wife says New York's an option

 This is really a story? You idiots in the media really know how to make up for a slow news cycle! Much to the NY media's chagrin the Knicks didnt get Lebron, and the bashing Lebron story well has run dry, so you make up a story out of a few quotes that tell you nothing.....well done!!!

Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2010 9:17 pm

Carmelo's wife says New York's an option

Well it really means alot when your spouse makes sense of where the fam want's to be relocated. Now with that being said the only thing that matters now is if Denver is actually listening and say hey if he wants to leave then we can respect his desire to have a sign and trade happen, and then on the other hand it's gonna be upto NY to not play footsy with Denver and work fast to put a deal in place that makes sense for both ball clubs but ultimately if the deal isn't enough then maybe get a third or fourth team involved that will accomidate their needs.

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