Swizz Beatz Interviews Carmelo Anthony for Haute Living : Business, Basketball & Fashion

NBA baller, Carmelo Anthony, who recently took his talents to the New York Knicks is covering the latest issue of Haute Living Magazine. The interview, which was conducted during the NBA lock-out, was done by Swizz Beatz. Peep a few excerpts:

On how he initally felt being a New York Knick:

It was crazy because I was coming from LA after All-Star weekend, so it’s tiring after a six-hour flight. I had to come right back in and play on two hours of sleep. I was coming into a situation that I had no idea about. The team, the organization, I had to adjust to that. I had to jump right on tour. All-Star game in LA and [then] jumped right into the Knicks uniform and it was a dream come true for me. Just to run out [of] that tunnel and hear [the song] I’m Coming Home.  I never get anxious, I never get nervous, but that moment right there just gave me goose bumps.

Off of the court, how he stays smart in business:

It’s all about being smart and knowledgeable about what other business endeavors you want to get [involved] in, not just getting into it because it’s a fun thing to do or your accountant or your business manager brought it to you. You have to really know what you’re getting into. There are deals out there, companies that I could get into but I have no knowledge of the companies so for myself, I like to break it down, see if my brand will fit with that brand. If it does, then we rock out. If it doesn’t then we [can’t] take that risk.

On how he views his own fashion sense:

Fashion depends on the individual, whatever the individual is feeling that day, that’s [his or her] own self, [his or her] own fashion. You [referring to Swizz Beatz] call yourself “The Renaissance Man,” I have a [classic], edgy style but with some new school too. My old uncles, they always tell me I have a ‘60s soul. For the most part I wear Yves Saint Laurent, Thom Browne, Simon Spurr. They’re some of the companies that are up-and-coming, some of the edgy companies that I am really rocking with right now.

Peep the full interview here.