Two nights after spurning the Knicks and Nets -- and the Cavaliers and Bulls -- to sign with the Miami Heat as a free agent, two-time NBA MVP LeBron James was back in New York on Saturday to attend Carmelo Anthony's wedding to Brooklyn native La La Vazquez.
James arrived at the wedding, held at Cipriani 42nd Street, around 6 p.m., the New York Times reported. Guests included Hornets guard Chris Paul; Kenyon Martin, Anthony's Nuggets teammate; Suns forward Hakim Warrick, Anthony's former Syracuse teammate; and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim.
Director Spike Lee, wearing an orange necktie and holding a wedding gift wrapped with blue and orange ribbon, promised to recruit Anthony to the Knicks next summer, the Times said. Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland, Ciara and Ludacris were also in attendance.
James and Anthony were both members of the NBA's draft class of 2003; Cleveland took James No. 1 overall and Anthony went third to Denver. They were U.S. Olympic teammates in 2004 and 2008.