TMZ- Ya play well, ya eat well ... that seems to be the motto with the New York Knicks -- 'cause Kristaps Porzingis just got invited to dinner at Carmelo Anthony's house.
Melo's actress wife LaLa -- star of "Unforgettable" -- was out in NYC when she told us Porzingis has been playing so well, he's "earned a spot at our dinner table."
"Finally! The Anthony's want to have me over for dinner so they can show me Carmelo's collection of silly hats and talk about what an honor it is to spend time with them! Never mind being drafted 4th overall as a Latvian dude and taking the NBA by storm, eating chicken parm with Carmelo and LaLa has got to be the biggest accomplishment of my career so far!"
I am already ashamed of myself for taking the long hanging fruit here, but the Anthony's must be in LaLa Land if they think that a seat at their table is that desirable of a ticket. What does LaLa even do? Wears fancy coats on some reality show? Is that her job? I mean, it's probably pretty profitable, but let's just say I wouldn't exactly feel like I am star gazing if she passed me the mashed potatoes. I know what Carmelo Anthony does. He gets paid far too much to play second fiddle to Three Six Latvia. Shit, if you were just judging from the tweets of Knicks fans this season you would probably be surprised to learn that Carmelo Anthony is still on the team. Kristaps is an international sensation, he doesn't need the blessing of the Anthony's. He doesn't need to be fed, he is eating just fine on his own. Sure, their table is most likely plated in gold, but that doesn't make them award winning company. Honestly, the best part about being invited to Carmelo's house for dinner is the possibility that real superstars like LeBron, CP3, or Dwayne Wade might show up. Other than that, the only reason to even RSVP is because, judging from Melo's muscle tone, they probably have a world renowned chef. However, let's not act like this is some huge gesture. Let's not pretend that Melo's wife extending the olive branch is like a Queen offering a peasant an opportunity to break bread with the Royal Family. There is only one King of New York right now, and that crown sits atop the head of 7'3 European dude. If they understood the hierarchy of things at the moment, the Anthony's would be the ones begging for a barstool at Casa De Zingis.