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Carmelo Anthony says he's rooting for Orioles, would attend Game 5

Carmelo Anthony is one of New York's biggest sports stars, but the Baltimore native made his allegiances clear at the Knicks' training camp Wednesday.

"I've been an Orioles fan since I was like eight years old," Anthony told ESPN New York. "I actually have a tattoo, too. I've never been a Yankees fan. I'm close with some of the guys on the team. I support them. I have some mixed feelings right now. Here in New York you have to support the Yankees, but I'm an Orioles fan."

With the Knicks not playing a preaseason game Friday, Anthony said he plans to attend a potential Game 5 and would "wear an Orioles hat."

"I watched the games, man. It's a tough series," Anthony said. "The Yankees are a tough team. They're deep, the way they're hitting the ball. But the Orioles, man, you've got to tip your hat off to them."

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