La La met her b-ball beau in 2003, and soon their relationship got serious. But while Carmelo asked La La to marry him on Christmas Day 2004, it wasn't until summer 2010 that the couple finally became man and wife. It took so long, in fact, that their son, Kiyan -- who was conceived while they were engaged -- was 3 years old during their wedding. But despite rumors that Carmelo had cold feet, the New York Knick says they were just doing their own thing. "I wasn't making her wait. If anything, I was waiting for her to slow down," he told Latina magazine in 2010. "She was doing her own thing, handling her business, and we were happy. When it was time to take it to the next step, we did. Period."