NBA News and Rumors: Melo and LeBron "meat" as Lakers rumors swirl
NBA News and Rumors
There's no such thing as a day off in the NBA. From LeBron and Melo talking business over steak to James Harden getting away with the worst travel call of all time, here's a look at the latest news and rumors around the NBA.
- The latest beef on Carmelo Anthony
- Take a step back James Harden…all the way back
- Lamar Odom is coming out of retirement
- Boston, Lakers “hawking” Anthony Davis
The latest beef on Carmelo Anthony
The steaks have been raised! According to TMZ, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James shared dinner at an Italian steakhouse on Monday night, igniting Melo to LA rumors.
The two on-court rivals were spotted together ahead of the Lakers-Nets matchup on Tuesday.
Anthony was waived by Houston after playing just 10 games in a Rockets uniform. What’s next for the 10-time NBA All-Star remains unclear, but if LeBron has any say in bringing Melo to LA, consider it a done deal.
Take a step back James Harden…all the way back
Ok, so James Harden did this thing on Monday that made a lot of people very unhappy. The Rockets star invented a new double step-back move, drawing a foul on Ricky Rubio behind the three-point-line.
While NBA referees missed the obvious travel violation, NBA Twitter did not. Fans took to social media to call out the step back to the step-back jumper.
NBA referees admitted they missed the traveling violation on Tuesday.
Despite the missed call, Harden recorded his 60th triple-double, dropping 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
Lamar Odom is coming out of retirement
Lamar Odom’s comeback to professional basketball starts now.
The former NBA star took to Twitter Tuesday to announce he is returning to the court this February at the Dubai International Basketball Championship.
Odom, who hasn’t played professional basketball since 2014, will suit up for Mighty Sports, a basketball team based in the Philippines.
Boston, Lakers “hawking” Anthony Davis
LeBron James has already taken the Lakers young core under his wing. But this summer, Los Angeles could exchange some of that young talent for a veteran defender.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are the latest team in the mix for five-time All-Star Anthony Davis.
“Boston has been hawking Anthony Davis for years,” Wojnarowski said. “Now that you have LA, and if they get shut out in free agency, they’re going to have to take all their young players to try to use them to get Anthony Davis.”
The Brow will be eligible for a five-year, $235 million extension this summer, which the Pelicans will likely tender. But there’s always the possibility New Orleans could part ways with Davis and Boston and Los Angeles would be waiting.