New York Knicks: Carmelo Anthony's family will impact big decision
Jan 23, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) is guarded by Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. New York defeats Indiana 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks‘ Carmelo Anthony has a big decision to make. According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, his family will play a big part.

Carmelo Anthony forced his way to the New York Knicks out of a small market in Denver via trade back in 2011 because he wanted to be a star in the Big Apple. Anthony and his wife were born in Brooklyn. They wanted to relocate to New York City.

According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, Anthony says that nothing’s changed five years later. His family will play a significant role in whether or not he decides to leave New York.

“That’s more about what I care about,’’ Anthony said after Knicks shootaround at Verizon Center on Tuesday. “My family, my son being comfortable in New York at an age now where he gets an opportunity to understand being in New York, having a home here, having friends here, my wife working there, having opportunities there.

“I think about that more so than my decision for my career. At the end of the day, it will come down to my decision, but I think more about what my family is thinking, what they’re going to go through if anything was to happen.”

Anthony’s wife, La La, is an actress and their family has a second home in Los Angeles. The Clippers seem like the right fit for the Anthony’s. Their No. 1 choice is still to remain in New York, but right now Melo’s boss doesn’t seem to want him.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.