NYDailyNews Carmelo Anthony is checking out of La La Land. New York Knicks superstar forward Carmelo Anthony has separated from his wife, La La, after seven years of marriage, TMZ reports. The high profile duo are currently living separately, and La La has moved out of their home into her own New York City apartment, sources told the gossip site. The split is reportedly amicable, and while there are no plans yet for a divorce, the pair recently showed a united front at a basketball game for their 10-year-old son Kiyan. The couple’s public romance began in 2004, and their wedding six years later was documented in the VH1 reality show “La La’s Full Court Wedding,” which chronicled the former MTV VJ as she prepared for her nuptials to the star athlete. The pair then parlayed the show’s success into a five-season VH1 series, “La La’s Full Court Life,” which tracked their wedded bliss and New York life.
Whenever Carmelo Anthony leaving New York has come up, via free agency or trade, it had been rumored that he would never leave because his wife LaLa would never leave New York City. Now that New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and his wife LaLa have split, coupled with the way the Knicks season ended and the fact that Phil Jackson ripped Anthony in the end of the year press conference, there are whispers that Carmelo Anthony cannot leave New York fast enough this offseason. The Knicks want Carmelo gone so they can build around their young talent without veterans like Anthony and Derrick Rose hogging the ball, Carmelo is no longer stuck with a wife who refuses to leave The Big Apple, so one could assume that Anthony will waive his s no trade clause and that a deal this offseason is imminent.