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

New York Knicks star (and Baltimore native) Carmelo Anthony is pulling for the Orioles in the ALDS and plans to attend Game 5 if the series goes that far.

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."