The thought that Miami Heat forward LeBron James and New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony want to team up isn’t far-fetched.
In fact, it is probably true and although it seems like a long-shot, there is certainly a possibility the two wind up playing together. There have been rumors the two could team up with the Los Angeles Lakers, who are expected to pursue both of them, but that does not seem like a realistic scenario.
Joel Brigham isn’t ruling out the possibility of the two teaming up, but does rule out the possibility of them teaming up with the Lakers.
Well for starters, they’re not going to L.A. because not only are three of those guys already in Florida, but part of the appeal there is playing for Micky Arison and Pat Riley, who have no problem spending money and letting their players do what they do how they do it. Plus, Florida doesn’t have any state income tax, so you’re losing less of that $12 million than you would be in California.
As for this actually happening, it’s totally up to those guys how much money they want to make. If they’re ok taking less in pursuit of a ring, that’s their peragoative.
James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 56.7% from the field, 37.9% from three and 75.0% from the charity stripe. Anthony averaged 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game last season and shot 45.2% from the field, 40.2% from beyond the arc and 84.8% from the free throw line.