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Tag:La La Vasquez
Posted on: August 30, 2010 11:11 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2010 12:08 am

Anthony involved in internet slap bounty

Posted by Matt Moore

Hold your nose, folks. This is going to get ugly.

Over the weekend, a woman who goes by the name Kat Stacks started tweeting at Carmelo Anthony. Stacks is a known hip hop groupie who has made a habit out of hooking up with performers and then discussing the encounters in prolific detail, publicly. She tweeted something towards the Nugget (at least, he's a Nugget for now), and his new bride didn't take too kindly to it. Soon, Ms. Stacks responded, one thing left to another, and... welll...

This happened:


Okay, so people react badly sometimes. Melo just lost his head for a minute. I'm sure he regretted it the minute he said it and immediately tweeted a retraction. Or...

Oh. Okay. Well. Maybe he just tweeted twice without thinking. I'm sure that photo is just something harmless or a joke.

Gotcha. So he's pretty serious about that "I will pay you to slap a woman and send me photographic or video evidence" thing. Of course, maybe it wasn't Anthony. After these tweets appeared (and Stacks responded), Melo's account disappeared. La La stated his account was hacked (though not specifically stating those tweets were the result of the hack) and Melo later confirmed that when his account was reinstated. When he returned, the bounty tweets were missing.

It's entirely plausible that someone hacked Carmelo Anthonys' account, responded to Kat Stacks, then offered a bounty for slapping her, then took a twitpic of a large pile of $100 dollar bills. Best prank ever, right?

Today, though, it's not looking like just a ridiculous story of embarrassing groupie interaction. Stacks tweeted tonight that she's filed a police report against Anthony. It's inconceivable that this could end up as anything of substance, but it's still an embarrassing episode being played out in public. Hopefully Melo and his people can provide evidence the account was hacked and clear him of whatever charges are being considered.

Just to review.

Management executives fired.

Demanded a trade.

Making a movie in China.

Got married.

Put a slap-bounty on a groupie via Twitter.

Carmelo Anthony's life has been weird the past three months.

(Via Twitter, White Hot Heat and )

Posted on: August 20, 2010 6:37 pm
Edited on: August 21, 2010 6:02 pm

Carmelo's wife says New York's an option

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.

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