LeBron James Would Take a Pay Cut to Play With Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul
Before their respective Hall of Fame careers come to an end, LeBron James hopes to someday team up with three of his best friends in the NBA: Dwyane Wade (again), Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul.
LBJ says he’d accept a pay cut to make this dream scenario come true for a season or two.
[Insert an image of Cavs Nation having a collective heart attack here.]
Per Bleacher Report:
Each is the other’s confidant and counselor, the support system that never fails. They are friends first, rivals second, and that order is never in doubt. […] “I think they love one another,” said Mike Krzyzewski, who has coached James and Anthony for more than a decade with the U.S. national team. “It’s so damn genuine, and it’s so cool to see…They have each others’ back, on everything.”
Decisions have been made, trades forced, contracts signed, fates chosen, taking the teen stars down starkly different paths. The bond endures. The vision of a James-Anthony partnership does, too. […] “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.”
“It would be pretty cool,” James said. “I’ve definitely had thoughts about it.” […] Before bounding away, he smiles and closes with a coy chirp: “We’ll see.”