Kobe Bryant is recruiting Carmelo Anthony, but Lakers are a longshot


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The Los Angeles Lakers wouldn’t seem to be an ideal destination for Carmelo Anthony, the free agent who is more interested in winning a title than making an outrageous fortune.

Still, Kobe Bryant plans to make his best sales pitch, he told ESPN’s Chris Broussard, in a text message and will meet with him.

Los Angeles might be a better spot for Anthony’s wife, Lala, but Anthony reportedly is talking to Dallas and Houston in his first round of interviews.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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