La La Anthony is revealing what led to the downfall of her relationship with former NBA star Carmelo Anthony.
The actress talked about this during a new episode of Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy podcast. She explained his 2011 trade from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks was the “start” of the end for the couple.
“I’m from New York so being here is nothing new. When we lived here under all of that, that’s when things became complicated,” she said of the move. “Now that I look back, that was kind of the start of the demise of the marriage.”
Back in 2011, Melo was shipped to the Knicks along with fellow Nuggets players Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.
In exchange, Denver got Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, two future second-round draft picks and a 2014 first-round draft pick.
La La explained moving to New York brought about added “scrutiny” from the media. “It is really hard. That’s not the only reason things didn’t work out, but things got tough with New York, just constantly being under the spotlight and people watching every little thing.”
La La said Denver was ‘laid back’ but New York made her feel like she had to get on a “grind.” Eventually, she says she began to go “overdrive with my career.”
“We had some great times. We have a beautiful son, Kiyan, who’s amazing,” she said. “It wasn’t all bad. We had great, great times. It ended bad, but we’re still friends and we co-parent great…. Life is just about lessons and going through different phases, and that was a phase in my life, a chapter in my life. And now, that chapter’s over but it’s never really over when you have a kid with somebody.”
Last season for the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony averaged 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 per night in 69 games played.
So far, no team has brought him on for the new season. Unless an injury occurs, we could have very well seen the last of Melo in the NBA last season.
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