Carmelo Anthony Would Play With LeBron James ‘Somewhere Warm’

by March 24, 2016

Asked about LeBron James saying he’d take a pay cut in order to facilitate the creation of a super team featuring Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade, Melo confirms he’d so the same.

But under one condition: the Super Friends would have to ball somewhere near a beach.

James acknowledged Wednesday night that his fantasy may be just that, but, you never know …

Per the Akron Beacon Journal:

“It would definitely be cool if it happened, but we don’t know how realistic it could be to have us four,” James said. “If you got an opportunity to work with three of your best friends, no matter what, it’s not even about sports, it’s about being around guys that you don’t even have to say nothing, you automatically know. We just have that type of history. Can it happen? I don’t know if it can even happen but it would be cool.”


Wade, who can be a free agent after the season, steered clear of the topic when asked about it by Miami reporters Wednesday because the Heat are still fighting for playoff seeding. […] “I heard it. I read it. But I’m not really jumping into the headlines right now,” Wade said prior to the Heat’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. “I’m focused on my teammates in here. So as cool as the headlines are, it has nothing to do with what we’re trying to do in here. So I’m not going to jump into the headlines.”


Anthony, however, is playing on a Knicks team going nowhere and was happy to participate in the fantasy. “I’d take a pay cut if it happens,” he said. “I think we all would have to take a pay cut.” […] If you’re looking for a path to making it happen, sure, theoretically it’s possible. And since James can be a free agent this summer, he could take that pay cut sooner than expected. The New York Daily News reported during the All-Star break the Cavs, Celtics and Knicks discussed a three-team deal that would send Kevin Love to Boston and bring Anthony to Cleveland. Those reports were quickly refuted, although one source with knowledge of the situation said this week James has indeed previously pitched the idea to Cavs management of somehow bringing Anthony to Cleveland. That would require Anthony waiving his no-trade clause.