Carmelo Anthony’s wife La La used to be a VJ on MTV’s show Total Request Live back in the early 2000’s. She met Carmelo around the same time she was planning on leaving MTV to form her own company. She then produced the documentary “Tyson,” so that makes her successful right there. Who didn’t dig that flick? She’s since starred in a few movies that no one’s heard of and acted in a few television shows that people have definitely heard of and a bunch of plays. She’s also hosted several programs. This lady gets real work as an actress, and you’ve got to respect that. It’s not easy to get regular paying gigs as an actress.
LaLa Anthony was even featured in the new Spike Lee movie “Chi-Raq.” That movie’s gotten a ton of buzz for trying to bring to light the horrendous meltdown in civic governance that is South Chicago. She’s also acting in the show Power, which Wikipedia most certainly wants you to know is produced by 50 Cent. I’m not exactly sure how he produces that now that he’s broke, but maybe he’s just creative input? It’s been a few weeks since the news of him going broke came out too so maybe he’s flush now. Point is, Carmelo Anthony’s wife La La Anthony is a classy actress who gets paid and turns heads. I don’t remember seeing her on Total Request Live, but that show was a great launchpad for her to get her career moving.
The celebrity couple finally tied the knot in a lavish, star studded wedding event in New York City on July 10, 2010. The event saw the likes of Spike Lee, Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, Ludacris, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Chris Paul (who is rumored to have made a speech declaring that he, Carmelo and Amar’e would start their own big 3 in New York in 2011). Less than 48 hours after “The Decision” LeBron James and wife Savannah Brinson entered the event to a chorus of boos from Knicks fans waiting outside.
During the second round of the 2009 playoffs against the Denver Nuggets, La La was ejected from the stands and created an internet video sensation. The video, shown below, shows a clearly agitated La La being escorted from the building. It’s extraordinarily rare for any player’s family to be ejected from the crowd, but even more rare when the player’s family is a celebrity in her own right. Vazquez later stated that she was subjected to latent racism, and a barrage of insults directed towards her and her son. She stated that she was incensed by the Dallas crowd that culminated in a physical altercation between her and a fan. A season ticket holder in the stands issued a statement that totally refuted La La’s version of the events, including saying that her son wasn’t even at the game.
One of my best friends had a girlfriend that attended Syracuse when ‘Melo was there. She told him that he slept “with like a hundred girls” during his tenure there. I wonder where she got figure from? Maybe she was one of those girls? I’m not saying I don’t believe it, but I am saying you’ve got to watch your sources when you start talking about that kinda’ stuff. Carmelo Anthony’s wife La La Anthony certainly wouldn’t want to hear something like that, right? I mean, you’re married to your dream man who’s yours and yours alone. The last thing you want to hear is how popular a guy he was with the ladies while he wore orange.