Carmelo Anthony was recently photographed by Terry Richardson for the cover Wall Street Journal magazine and shared some outtakes. In the story the pics are from, the NBA All-Star discusses everything from his ups and downs in NYC to his relationship with his wife, La La Anthony.
In the feature story, titled “Melo Time,” the Brookyln native talks about coming into his own during his third year in NYC with sights squarely aimed on winning an NBA championship.
“This is what I envisioned, coming to New York,” he says. “This was on my vision board. I’d sit back and be like, damn, I am going to run out there and be hitting game winners in the Garden in front of fans, getting them riled up. When they’re stomping on the floors, yelling ‘New York Knicks’—that’s a great feeling.”
However, the interview happened just after New Years, when the Knicks were still in first place in the Eastern Conference. Now, plenty of the team’s fans are panicking since their squad is in the midst of a four game losing streak while Tyson Chandler and Melo are currently out with knee injuries.
Melo also spoke highly of his wife, La La Anthony, saying he leans on her for business advice. No Honey Nut Cheerios jokes, please.
Anthony says his wife is an ideal advisor. The Brooklyn-born Vasquez is the star of her own reality series La La’s Full Court Life (Melo makes an occasional appearance), and not long ago started her own line of beauty products. Anthony says that he and Vasquez keep their individual businesses separate (“we have our own entities”), but adds that Vasquez encourages him to look beyond the traditional borders of sports. “She doesn’t look at me as an athlete at all,” Anthony says. “She’s always been the person I can bring something to—that’s a no-brainer.”
The All-Star forward seems to be a favorite subject of the renowned Richardson, who also took shots of him last November for V Man. Check out the latest photos of Carmelo Anthony courtesy of Richardson in the gallery.
Photos: Terry Richardson, WSJ