American basketball hero Carmelo Anthony is laughing at claims he's romancing CHRISTINA AGUILERA - he has a crush on actress Jessica Alba instead.

The DENVER NUGGETS star chose to come clean about his love life after reading a bogus story about his affair with the sexy singer in a Minnesota newspaper during a trip to play the MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES.

A reporter for the SAINT PAUL PIONEER PRESS even suggested fans at the game should look out for the pop star in the crowd.

However, Anthony says, "It's crazy that this rumour is going around," and admits if he were to date a celebrity, it would be HONEY star Alba.

05/05/2004 21:16