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Carmelo Anthony, star of the NBA’s New York Knicks, was married to La La Anthony, a former singer and TV personality, in 2014. On Monday, TMZ published claims from his estranged wife’s ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Mercado, who alleges that she once received a call from Anthony, notifying her that he wanted to speak with her about her ex, Carmelo’s accuser. According to Mercado, Anthony said that he and La La had no intention of divorcing and he was hoping that she could get back together with him.
According to TMZ, Mercado claims that she has only met Carmelo a handful of times, and their relationship lasted six months. She asserts that Carmelo offered to arrange a meeting with Mercado if she asked.
The ex-girlfriend of the NBA star was reportedly escorted out of the couple’s home on Monday, while cops conducted a welfare check. @CNN https://t.co/gEQs0QMl1T — Andy Parker (@AndyParkerTV) September 25, 2018
Mercado also alleges that, according to her text messages with Anthony, Carmelo wanted to know if she “fathered his child.” Though she says she does not know whether she is the mother of his third child, she says she “spent years trying to get out of” their relationship, and sometimes told police that the NBA star had beaten her, which he denies.
Anthony, who won an Olympic gold medal in 2004 as part of the United States basketball team, was named an All-Star in five consecutive seasons and is the only player in NBA history to have 50 consecutive games of 25-plus points in a single season. He is now a free agent.
The basketball player shot to stardom after being selected by the Orlando Magic with the 11th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. In 2008, Anthony was traded to the Denver Nuggets, where he spent the next five seasons. A season later, he signed with the New York Knicks for $124 million.
This article was originally published by News.com.au.