L.A. Lakers reportedly make major impact on Carmelo Anthony


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The speculation continues! This time by Grantland’s Bill Simmons, who’s added to the rumor mill this weekend. Will Melo end up in L.A.? Possibly!

As for the details of this “MAJOR” impact, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Chris Broussard said:

“The Lakers pitch — of teaming Anthony with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, prized rookie Julius Randle on a team with no long-term salary obligations — made what one source described as a ‘strong impression’ on Anthony and has made his decision over the holiday weekend ‘tough’ according to another source close to the situation.”

Seriously, NBA free agency involves more gossip than an US magazine. And look! Basketball stars are just like us!


Chicago’s Derrick Rose leaves the United Center after the Bulls met with NBA free agent Carmelo Anthony. (AP)

They carry their own shoes!

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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