Mar. 3, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) wait for a rebound during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Miami won 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Jalen Rose Thinks Big 3 Will Take Less Money To Allow Carmelo Anthony to Sign

One of the biggest questions surrounding this NBA offseaosn — of not the biggest question — is where Carmelo Anthony will decide to sign. The Knicks are jockeying to keep him, bringing in Phil Jackson and firing Mike Woodson to hire a winner, and teams like the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets have been actively mentioned as well.

But the Miami Heat are being brought up in some circles and apparently ESPN analyst Jalen Rose belongs to one of them. earlier this week, Rose spoke about the possibility of Melo landing in Miami and said that he believes LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade will all take less money if it meant morphing the Big 3 into the Fearsome Foursome.

Per the International Business Times:

“They are smarter that we do give them credit for.” Rose said on the show “When you put together a superteam, whether it is the Fab Five in college or whether it is the Miami Big Three, there had to be sacrifices made to open the door, and one of them in professional sports is salary.”

There are a lot of things wrong with Carmelo Anthony coming to Miami and none of them have to do with the idea of adding him to the roster. It’s easy to imagine all of this happening but the reality of the situation is Melo isn’t a fourth wheel and is hardly a second scoring option to LeBron James. Having him on roster is a good idea but it’s not logical at all.

Still, we never thought LeBron would join forces with anyone back in 2010 and here we are four years later and he’s part of the best basketball trio in the last 30 years. Melo is far more likely to invite a Big 3 to New York though than he is to join an existing one in Miami.


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  • Erad

    Not logical? You’re nuts.

    Why not be a second option on a title team? It’s not like anywhere else he’d go would give him a shot at a ring AND more shots than anyone else on the roster

    • ja

      Houston. Chicago. So ya there are places to go.

      • Erad

        Houston: less shots. Chicago: no ring. So no. Miami would be, be far, the best place.

  • curt

    First of all why is everyone still saying no one ever thought that LeBron would ever join forces with another super star when he orchestrated it years ago and told Wade, Bosh and Melo to sign 3 year deals so they can have the opportunity to play together. The only player that signed a 4 yr deal was Melo and the only question was would they play in Cleveland or Miami. The cap is scheduled to go up 5million this year and I guarantee you that all th eplayers will be willing to take money to create a dynasty and win championships. Wade and Bosh has aleready defered to LeBron as this being his team. LeBron is a facilitator and would welcome a scorer who he could pass the ball to. And money should not be an issue as long as they are winning because the endorsements will come

  • Jerry Dalum

    It dont matter how many rings Lebron gets. He will not ever ever be considered the GOAT unless he wins a ring in Cleveland and he knows it. He already has a tarnished legacy.