NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The wife of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony says she thinks he will be back with the New York Knicks next season.
Anthony has said he intends to become a free agent this summer. The Knicks can give him an extra year and some $30 million more than any other team, but their 17-27 record has created speculation he would consider leaving the team.
Speaking on “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo on Sunday night, La La Anthony said she “definitely” thinks Anthony will stay in New York.
“I know that he wants to stay, and I support him wherever he wants to go,” she said.
Anthony is averaging a team-high 27.2 points for New York, which acquired the Brooklyn native from Denver in a three-team trade in February 2011.
“Listen, I used to live in Denver with him,” La La said. “If I can live in Denver, I can live anywhere. I just want him to be happy.”
Anthony said Monday that winning a championship is the “only thing” that drives him.
“Anything else is irrelevant to me when it comes to basketball,” the Knicks forward said. “Championship is the only thing that’s on my mind, is the only thing I want to accomplish, I want to achieve, and I’m going to do what I got to do to get that. That’s my motivating factor. Nothing else even motivates me anymore, just that.”
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