You have an upcoming VH1 reality show, The Sixth Man. What keeps you in the game? You've got 80 million reasons to put it on cruise control.
I never wanted to just have a baby, be with an NBA player and do nothing. I've always maintained my relationships in business. When people start asking, "Where's LaLa?â€ the response is usually, "Oh, she isn't doing shit.â€ That's never going to happen over here.
Props for that. The rigors of an NBA season can be brutal. How do you help
Carmelo cope after a tough loss?
We'll talk about it and I'll be as supportive as I can. I'll tell him, "You got another game to prove yourself. You're only as good as your last game.â€ Sometimes, though, you know when it's best not to say anything.
Who's the player he'd most likely want to call out sick against?
[Laughs] You'll never get him to admit it, but I know that when he comes home, the players he's most sore from are Matt Harping [Utah Jazz] and Bruce Bowen [San Antonio Spurs]. Whenever he gets home, he's black and blue.
Speaking of the Spurs, Eva Longoria gets maximum facetime during hubby Tony Parker's games. What gives?
Eva Longoria is a friend of mine. I love her to death. Obviously she's hot and popular right now, and they want to capitalize off that. Plus, the Spurs are always kicking ass; they always do well against the Nuggets. I think all of those factors add up. We're always joking about whose man is better.
Why don't you two settle the rivalry on the court? The Parkers versus the Anthonys!
[Laughs] Of course Melo and I would win that. We got height over those shrimps!