Stand down, strippers ... Carmelo Anthony tells TMZ Sports he will NOT be taking up Scores NYC on it's "Free Lapdances for Life" offer ... though he is open to another kind of free pie.
We broke the story ... Scores made the generous offer to 'Melo when he was deciding where to play next year -- and said if he picked the Knicks, he's be taken care of FOREVER.
So, when we saw 'Melo in L.A. last night after the ESPYs we had to ask if he would claim his prize -- and he told us straight up," I ain't messin' with that."
Of course, there's another perk about staying in NYC -- the pizza -- and Anthony tells us if someone offered to hook him up with a free slice ... that's an offer he just couldn't refuse.
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