NBA legend Carmelo Anthony’s wife La La is a “wreck” after photos emerged of him sunbathing on a yacht with a bikini-clad beauty.
La La posted an image on Instagram of a dagger through a bloody heart, before taking it down.
Former New York Knicks hero Anthony, 35, has denied wrong-doing, insisted the other woman on the boat is married and was with her husband at the time.
Various American outlets named the woman as Swedish-Moroccan model Sara Smiri, 28, but there were conflicting reports over whether she is married.
La La, 36, was said to be devastated after the photos circulated of her husband on the yacht, lounging around in swim shorts with another woman.
The New York Times quote a source as saying “she’s a wreck over it”.
But basketball ace Anthony hit back at online gossip in a video, accusing bloggers of damaging innocent families.
He said: “Y’all trying to expose somebody’s wife.
‘THAT AIN’T COOL’
“Y’all exposing somebody’s kids. Leave that alone, man. That ain’t cool.”
“All them bloggers that’s trying to put that out there, that s *** is not cool at all…
“The only reason I’m addressing this is because this is affecting my family now, and you got me out here looking crazy.
“Usually I won’t address this, but I had to address this.”
Anthony said he was merely on a retreat with his business partner when the yacht photos were taken.
But the situation became more confusing when contrasting claims emerged in the US media over Smiri.
Page Six report an “insider” as telling them: “She’s married. Her husband is extremely private. They have a beautiful child. Her brother was even attending [the retreat].”
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But other outlets said Smiri was single.
Her Instagram account has around 38,400 followers, but was made private following the photos of her with Anthony.
La La married ex-Houston Rockets ace Anthony in 2010 but briefly separated before reconciling last year. They have a son, 12.