Carmelo Anthony Receives Offer from Adult Site for “Banana Boat” Scene
Recently-retired NBA star Carmelo Anthony has received an offer from an adult site to shoot a “banana boat” scene. The offer comes in reference to the famous picture of LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade, and Gabrielle Union riding a banana boat during a vacation. Although Anthony did not ride the banana boat in the picture, he did attend the vacation with his fellow players and best friends. The picture is often used to mock the aforementioned stars.
The offer was made by Daryn Parker, vice president of CamSoda, an adult entertainment webcam site. The press release began with congratulations on Anthony’s retirement and an extension of an offer to become the “Chief Ball Officer” at the site. The statement also referenced Anthony’s 19-year NBA career and his skills as a ball player. As CBO for the site, Anthony would spearhead model recruitment and consult on a “banana boat” scene to be filmed this summer. In return for serving as CBO for one full year, CamSoda would compensate Anthony up to $250,000.
Although the offer is clearly a marketing scheme by the adult website, it is unlikely that Anthony would entertain the idea. Reports suggest that he has been interested in building a media empire in his retirement. In his retirement message, Anthony spoke to his son Kiyan about carrying on his legacy, implying a focus on his media ventures.
The offer made to Anthony is just one example of how adult sites often capitalize on trending topics for marketing purposes. While the offer may be humorous to some, it is unlikely that Anthony will participate in any way.
In summary, although CamSoda has made an offer to Carmelo Anthony, it is unlikely that the former NBA star will take them up on it. This marketing scheme is just one example of how adult sites often capitalize on trending topics for additional exposure. It remains to be seen how Anthony will continue his legacy in retirement, but it is clear that he has big plans for the future.