Carmelo Anthony Planning ‘Epic’ Exhibition Game in NYC

by October 10, 2011

Melo doesn’t believe that the NBA season will start on time, so he plans on rounding up his superstar buddies for a big showdown in New York. Per the NY Post: “Nothing is set in stone, but Anthony believes he, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and friends will stage a big exhibition in the Big Apple. ‘We’re going to keep giving back,’ Anthony said. On his Twitter account yesterday, Anthony started banging the drums for his Big Apple charity-fest. ‘Working on an epic exhibition charity game in NYC,’ he wrote. ‘Showtime. I’m comin’ home.’ Anthony and several players who participated in the South Florida All-Star Classic at FIU’s gym met with a union official after the game and were told the Players Association is still not budging on its position of a 52 or 53-percent cut of revenue. (The owners want a 50-50 split). ‘We had conversations,’ Anthony told The Post. ‘It was just good to get everybody together. I don’t think anything is going to happen between now and Monday,’ Anthony added. ‘So we’ve just got to be prepared for that, be prepared for the lockout for the first two weeks and see where all this is going. … It’s sad all the way across,’ said Anthony. ‘It’s [sad] for us as players. It’s sad for the owners. It’s sad for the fans of the NBA.'”