New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Anthony appear to be having marital problems.
The couple have been living separately for months, and LaLa’s hard-partying ways may be to blame, in addition to her hectic schedule as a television personality, multiple news reports said. LaLa has a reality show on VH1 titled "LaLa's Full Court Life," which chronicles her juggling a married life and raising their five-year-old son, Kiyan.
The New York Post’s Page Six said that LaLa, who is best friends with Kim Kardashian, has been with her girlfriends at clubs and lounges across the country, which has made Carmelo Anthony angry.
“She’s been living in L.A. while Carmelo has been in New York," another source said. "LaLa used to go out to the games and wanted to be seen . . . now she’s always off doing her own thing.”
Earlier this week, Carmelo Anthony became upset with Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett after he allegedly made a comment about LaLa Anthony tasting like Honey Nut Cheerios.
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It remains unclear what Garnett, 36, said to infuriate Anthony, 28, but the Knicks forward said "There’s certain things that you just don’t say to men, another man. I felt like we crossed a line, but like I said, we both have an understanding right now, we handled it the way we handled it."
Black Sports Online was one the first media outlets to report that Garnett made a reference to Lala Anthony, 33, tasting like Honey Nut Cheerios.
"Nobody needs to know what was said behind closed doors, so that situation was handled,” Carmelo Anthony said, adding, “I wanted to talk to KG [outside his bus]. I think it was something we both needed to get off our chest and see what really the problem was."
Anthony said there was "no altercations, it was just some words and a conversation that we needed to have.”
Garnett, a 17-year NBA veteran, has blamed the heat of the game for causing the blow up between him and Anthony. The Celtics beat the Knicks, 102-96.
“Yeah, it got intense in the end,” Garnett said following Monday’s dust-up.
Following the incident, Anthony has been suspended for one game without pay.
NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson said on Thursday in a statement, "There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game. Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday's game and therefore a suspension was warranted.”