Carmelo Anthony to Save Knicks, Kill Reality TV

Lindsay Mannering
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carmelo and la la Maybe they call him "Melo" because he just chills out 'til the fourth quarter, then makes his move. Carmelo Anthony played his first game as a New York Knickerbocker last night at Madison Square Garden in front of tens of thousands of adoring, if not entirely grateful, fans. He had 27 points and 10 rebounds, breathing new life into the quiet Knicks.

The Knicks and team fans aren't the only ones capitalizing from the trade though. Carmelo has gotten himself a reality show to document his move from Denver to NYC.

Seriously, what is with all these NBA players and reality shows? Suddenly they're the new peanut butter and jelly.

Carmelo's show, La La's Full Court Life, will star his wife La La with Melo in the supporting role. The 10-episode docu-series will start airing in August, but camera crews were already with them when they landed in a New York airport after Melo's trade to the Knicks. This show is going to be terrible. We don't need this. I only want to see Melo shoot shoot, dunk dunk, not argue with his annoying wife. And yeah, she's annoying. I remember her from her days as a TRL host.

But these two aren't alone. The show Basketball Wives on VH1 follows seven women who are currently or once were married to NBA stars, and it's nearly intolerable. I sat through two minutes before having to turn it off to find something more entertaining, like doing the dishes.

The Real Housewives of Miami stars Scottie Pippen's wife, Larsa, and Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom will have their own show soon enough. I guess it's some amazing feat to marry a baller. One that people think we're interested in learning more about.

Let me dispel the rumors: no one cares about basketball wives, specifically. We care about good reality TV, that's all. So stop shoving NBA stars down our throats already!

What do you think of Carmelo's trade and his new reality show?


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