According to reports, the Miami Heat are poised to make a run at Knicks’ star forward Carmelo Anthony.
But for that to be financially possible, the stars would have to align (quite literally speaking, in fact). LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh would all have to accept pay cuts (as would Anthony) in order to form a “Big Four” in South Beach.
Not so fast, says Bosh. The Heat big man says Anthony coming to Miami is “very, very unlikely.” (Wallace, June 12).
In all fairness, even if the Heat and the Big Three are in fact planning to recruit Anthony, it wouldn’t make much sense for anyone to reveal anything at this point anyway.
That said, perhaps it’s rather telling that Bosh is the one asserting otherwise, seeing as how he (and his potential decision to accept less money going forward) stands to play a part into whether or not it’s possible for Anthony to head down south after all.
Bosh also says that the idea hasn’t previously been discussed. That makes sense. Despite the possibilities one way or another, it would be a hard sell to convince four superstars in their respective primes (Anthony included) to take pay cuts and come together on an already crowded South Beach stage.