As part of HuffPost BlackVoices weekly series counting down the top eight power couples of the year, we present “BV Power Couples.” Each week we will highlight what each member brings to the table along with their power ranking. Landing in at number six is NBA All-star, Carmelo Anthony and television personality Lala Anthony.
Full Name: Lala Anthony
Occupation: Television Personality/Actress
Big Wig Affiliation: MTV/VH1
Claim to Fame: Co-hosted MTV’s popular music countdown series, “Total Request Live” and starred in the 2012 box office hit, “Think Like A Man.”
Current Status: Set to return to the VH1 network in early 2013 for the third season of her reality series, “La La’s Full Court Life.”
Word for Word: "The balancing for me is just about prioritizing and I know that my family and God come first before anything else and everything kind of falls into place after that. As long as I have those things in order first everything else will fall into place and I really believe that." (Christian Post, 2012)
Full Name: Carmelo Anthony
Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
Big Wig Affiliation: The National Basketball Association
Claim to Fame: During his first and only season of college basketball at Syracuse, Anthony was named as the Big East’s conference’s Rookie of the Year, in addition to winning the NCAA national championship.
Current Status: Star Small Forward for the New York Knicks
Word for Word: “As a teenager, I wanted to meet her someday, and it came true…We’ve been together for eight years, and we’ve kind of made it work. I have my things, and she has hers. I mean, it would be bad if only one of us had things going on.” (Vogue magazine, 2012)