The Los Angeles Lakers and free agent Carmelo Anthony are pausing talks on a possible contract agreement unless the franchise makes a turn back toward pursuit of Western Conference playoffs contention, league sources told ESPN.
The Lakers had been leaning toward signing Anthony for the rest of the season — until losses in four of the past five games left the organization and Anthony’s camp wondering if it made sense to bring the veteran into an unsettled environment with suddenly so little chance of making the playoffs, league sources said. (ESPN)
The Los Angeles Lakers have 14 men on their roster which means they have space for one last player. Rumors were swirling that Carmelo Anthony would fill that last spot as he would provide perimeter shooting that they are lacking.
He’s also one of LeBron’s oldest friends even though I guarantee LeBron leaves Carmelo on read. We also just saw Carmelo’s other buddy, Chris Paul, just clam up completely when the Rockets cut him. CP3 didn’t have any words defending Melo. Like, he’s friends with them but like, they don’t really want to spend time with him.
But even Carmelo, who wants to hang with LeBron and wants to play basketball again and most importantly, has never turned down a bag in his life, would rather continue to be mocked on Twitter than join these awful Lakers.
I honestly think Melo would rather go help the Knicks tank for Zion than get embarrassed in Los Angeles when Brandon Ingram throws a pass of his face or when LeBron gets crossed up on defense and then turns and yells at Melo like it’s his fault.
After years of shitting on Carmelo for choosing money over wins, you really have to respect him for turning down this check because he’d rather play for a winner.
[insert photo of Carmelo drinking wine].
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