They say "happy wife, happy life" ... and the same rings true for NBA superstars -- because Carmelo Anthony's wife tells TMZ Sports her opinion definitely matters when it comes to where Melo will play next season.
LaLa Anthony was out in NYC yesterday -- and while we pressed about Melo, she made sure to remind us to go see her new movie, "Think Like a Man Too."
Here's how Lakers fans will see this clip:
-- She's pushing her movie ... movies are made in Hollywood ... and so are Lakers championships.
Plus, she's lived and worked in L.A. before and has a lot of friends on the West Coast.
So, if her opinion matters ... think she's pushing for the Purple and Gold??
Guess we'll have to wait and see.