Carmelo Anthony pledges his allegiance to hometown Orioles
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Carmelo Anthony grew up in Baltimore and has an Orioles tattoo on his arm. Playing for the Knicks won't change his baseball allegiance.
"I've been an Orioles fan since I was like 8 years old," Anthony said.
The Knicks' All-Star small forward, who was born in Brooklyn, said he's a little torn because he calls New York home now and is familiar with some of the Yankees. But his beloved Orioles come first.
"I've never been a Yankee fan," he said. " I know some of the guys on the team. I support them. I have kind of mixed feelings right now. Here in New York you got to support the Yankees. But I'm an Orioles fan."
Anthony couldn't go to Game 3 Wednesday night because the Knicks traveled to Washington, D.C., for Thursday's preseason game against the Wizards, eliminating his shot to attend Game 4 in the Bronx.
But if the series goes to a Game 5, Anthony said he will be there and it will be clear whom he's supporting.
"Hopefully there's a game Friday," he said. "I'll go and I'll wear an Orioles hat."