The Los Angeles Lakers might be trolling the entire world by saying that they think LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony can both be signed this offseason and added to their roster but the idea of the duo pairing up in general is something that people can’t apparently stop talking about.
In what started out as a hilarious story about the Lakers being senile, things have now apparently escalated into LeBron and Carmelo almost certainly teaming up — with Batman and Supeman not far behind.
Ian Begley of ESPN New York has the scoop.
Smith said on his radio show Wednesday on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show” that Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James would like to play together and it’s a “95 percent possibility” that James and Anthony would end up together if both opted in to their contracts for the 2014-15 season.
“LeBron wants to play with Melo,” Smith said. “Melo wants to play with LeBron.”
Both Anthony and James have opt-out clauses in their contracts that can be exercised this summer.
Smith said that if both James and Anthony opt in this summer, “the New York Knicks would have a shot at getting LeBron James to come to New York.”
This notion that LeBron would leave Miami isn’t one to take lightly and it’s hard to see him going somewhere without a fellow superstar either already there or coming along with him. But Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James teaming up seems more like an NBA2K15 scenario than one that could actually play out. Stranger things have happened, but this is a situation we shouldn’t be too concerned about.