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LeBron James clapped back at social media trolls cracking jokes about his "geriatric" Los Angeles Lakers teammates.
After being knocked out of the NBA playoffs in the first round, the Lakers rebuilt the team by trading nearly every player.
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The Lakers sent forward Kyle Kuzma, guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, backup center Montrezl Harrell and a first-round pick to Washington in exchange for star guard Russell Westbrook (pictured above).
Westbrook, 35, forms the Lakers Big 3 -- alongside LeBron, 36, and center Anthony Davis, 28.
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The Lakers also signed 37-year-old free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony, left, to a one-year deal at the league minimum salary.
Social media trolls clowned the new Lakers as the oldest team in the league.
LeBron clapped back, telling critics to "keep talking about my squad, our ages, the way he plays... we're past our time in this league, etc etc etc."
He added: "Do me one favor PLEASE!!!! And I mean PLEASE!!! Keep that same narrative ENERGY when it begins! That's all I ask. #ThankYou."
LeBron is very sensitive to any form of criticism.
A woman claims Carmelo Anthony is the father of her premature newborn twins -- and one of the twins needs surgery to repair a congenital defect.
The unidentified woman revealed the tea to Hollywood Unlocked on the same day news broke that La La Anthony filed for divorce from Carmelo.
The woman explained that she bumped into Carmelo in New York in 2020. After turning down his sexual advances few times, she believed him when he insisted that he was not trying to get into her pants.
Carmelo allegedly told the woman he just wanted to chill and "hang out" with her.
She fell for his lies because of his "good energy and vibe," and they talked almost every day by phone. The two eventually hung out together and later became intimate.
She told Hollywood Unlocked that, although she knew Carmelo was married, he behaved like a single man because he would FaceTime her from his bed at his home. She also noted that he didn't even spend holidays with his family.
While she admits that she's no angel, she says she honestly didn't feel bad about seeing Carmelo because she alleges that she also knows "who's f*cking LaLa too!"
In September, the woman learned she was pregnant with twins. She shared text messages (allegedly from Carmelo) in which he promises to send her money when he wakes up.
She says Carmelo initially paid for her to get an abortion in Los Angeles, but he never showed up, so she didn't go through with it. The 38-year-old woman said she needed a medical abortion, which means she had to be accompanied by someone. But Carmelo never flew back from Portland to LA to show up for the procedure.
Read the text messages below.
Question: Do you believe her?
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La La Anthony and Carmelo Anthony's marriage has come to an end. La La filed for divorce years after the couple went their separate ways.
After years of speculation about La La and Carmelo's living situation -- they've amicably decided to officially call it quits.
According to TMZ, La La filed divorce documents on Thursday in New York, 11 years after tying the knot with the NBA star. She cited irreconcilable differences.
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As Sandrarose.com first reported, La La and Carmelo separated in mid-2019 after paparazzi photos surfaced that showed Carmelo on a yacht with another woman.
Carmelo and La La took a break in their marriage after he fathered a baby girl, Genesis, with a Chicago woman.
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Carmelo, 37, and La La remain friends and co-parent their only child, 14-year-old Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, who is always their top priority.
Carmelo and La La's marriage lasted longer than most Hollywood marriages.
Take a stroll down memory lane by clicking the gallery below.
La La Anthony welcomed her estranged husband, Carmelo Anthony, into her West Coast home to quarantine with her and their son, Kiyan Anthony, 13.
Sandrarose.com reported last year that the couple were living separately after the paparazzi snapped 'Melo enjoying a yacht outing with his side piece in Europe.
The photos went viral just days before La La celebrated her 40th birthday in June.
La La and Carmelo tied the knot in 2010 after nearly a decade of dating. They split on "good terms" in July 2019.
La La told Access Hollywood that holing up with 35-year-old Carmelo has "done wonders" for their son.
She posted a photo of the youngster showing off his eyebrows that were arched like mommy's and wearing the same lipstick shade as hers.
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La La says she and 'Melo are navigating through the uncertainties of COVID-19 as a family.
Carmelo maintains an apartment on the Upper West Side of New York City, while La La works out of her Los Angeles home that she shares with Kiyan.
The separation has been difficult on young Kiyan, who needs a stay-at-home dad now more than ever.
Child experts say children need their fathers in their lives particularly during the crucial psychosexual stages between ages 1 and 7.
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Tongues were wagging when married actress and socialite La La Anthony was spotted out on a breakfast date with actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
La La was spotted eating breakfast with the hunky actor in Manhattan recently. The sighting prompted speculation that La La has moved on with Yahya.
Yahya, 33, stars in HBO's superhero series Watchmen. He is very well educated. He was accepted into Harvard and Yale (he chose Yale). He also worked as a city planner for the city of San Francisco.
In other words, Yahya is a great catch for a 40-year-old single mother who has bad luck with men.
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La La is still married to NBA star Carmelo Anthony, 35. If you recall La La was publicly humiliated by Carmelo when he was spotted yachting with another woman.
According to insiders, La La and Carmelo's marriage is over, but they have an agreement to keep their outside relationships out of the public eye for their son Kiyan's sake.
Did La La just break the agreement?
According to Rhymes With Snitch, Yahya is one of La La's "acting mentors" and they work out in a gym together.
Despite getting sweaty together every morning and eating breakfast afterwards, La La's rep claims there is nothing going on between them.
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LeBron James, right, and former NBA star Dwyane Wade (not pictured) led the celebration for their pal Carmelo Anthony, left, who signed a 1-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Portland Trail Blazers this week.
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Wade, left, tweeted, "It's about damn time!" While James retweeted Wade's post, adding, "RIGHT!!!!"
The 10-time NBA All-Star sat out for one year as teams passed him over after the Houston Rockets traded Anthony to the Chicago Bulls and the Bulls waived him one month later.
At the ripe old age of 35, Anthony is no longer considered a superstar role player who can lead a team to the playoffs. Anthony, who won the league's scoring title in 2012-13, has a reputation as a selfish player who alienates his teammates.
Many fans mused that the Trail Blazers gave Anthony one last chance to go out at the bottom of his game.
Anthony will join his new teammates on Saturday for a six-game road trip.
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