Carmelo Anthony, a former Syracuse basketball player, has made a new investment into a cannabis company along with his wife La La Anthony, according to a CNBC report.
Melo and his wife La La were among investors of California-based cannabis company LEUNE, which raised $5 million this month. LEUNE plans to use the funds for marketing and expanding its products, including a new “Purple Urkl” celebrity strain from former “Family Matters” star Jaleel White.
Anthony, who is from New York, has a history of using marijuana and has even been cited for marijuana possession in 2004 at Denver International Airport while traveling with the Denver Nuggets. At the time a friend took responsibility for it, saying he had borrowed Anthony’s backpack.
The Portland Trail Blazers player has also announced this week that he is releasing a memoir about growing up in the housing projects of Red Hook and Baltimore, titled “Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised.”
“This book isn’t about basketball,” Anthony said in a statement. “It’s about life, and growing up in the places WHERE TOMORROWS AREN’T PROMISED.”
The memoir will be published Sept. 14 by Simon & Schuster. Pre-orders are available now through retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.