Fact: Rapper Nas had prime tickets for Team Usa's Olympics basketball finale with Spain thanks to sportsman pals Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. The two basketball greats handed him hard-to-come-by courtside tickets for the Sunday (12Aug12) showdown in London - and then he joined them for their after-game party.
Fact: Rapper Cassidy is placing his career success in the hands of basketball star-turned-record label boss Carmelo Anthony - he's signed to the sportsman's Krossover Entertainment and will release his new album, C.A.S.H. (Cass A Straight Hustla) on the imprint in November (10).
Fact: US MTV presenter LALA VAZQUEZ is a first-time mother after giving birth to fiance Carmelo Anthony's son KIYAN on 7 March (07). Anthony is an American basketball star.