Carmelo Anthony on playing with LeBron James: ‘I’ll take a pay cut’
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony says that he would also take a pay cut to team up and play with LeBron James before his career is over, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.
“I'll take a pay cut if it happens,” Anthony said. “I think we all would have to take a pay cut.”
Anthony also added that he does not forsee the others coming to New York but would play together elsewhere.
In an interview with Bleacher Report, James said he would take a pay cut to play with Wade, Chris Paul and Anthony. The story highlights James’s friendship with Anthony.
“I really hope that, before our career is over, we can all play together,” James said. “At least one, maybe one or two seasons—me, Melo D-Wade, CP—we can get a year in. I would actually take a pay cut to do that.”
The four players, who share many accolades, have been friends for many years. All four played together at the Olympics, and Wade, James and Anthony were all part of the same draft class.
Anthony signed a five-year deal with the Knicks in 2014. James can become a free agent after this season due to the player option in his contract.