Anthony clearly has his eyes set on life after basketball, even if his playing career is far from over with four years remaining on his current deal with the Knicks. At some point in the past few years, he kicked into business man mode, talking about his brand and investments more than your average American athlete. Now, it appears soccer might be his next venture.
Carmelo Anthony is reportedly seeking an ownership role in the North American Soccer League.
The Knicks star visited Puerto Rico this month to explore potential stadium sites for either a new team or to revive the Puerto Rico Islanders, which were disbanded in 2012, according to a report from the website Empire of Soccer.
Anthony’s father hails from Puerto Rico. The NASL is the de facto second-tier North American league after MLS.
Anthony traveled to Cuba with the New York Cosmos as a “guest of the league,” the report said, for their historic match Tuesday against the country’s national team.