LeBron, D-Wade, and Melo To Be Teammates? How It Could Happen

Michael AkelsonCorrespondent IApril 4, 2010

Yes it could happen.

Three of the NBA's five best players could be teammates as soon as 2011.


It's simple.

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know by now that Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are free agents this summer.

Unless you've been in a coma the last two years, you probably know by now that the New York Knicks would give anything to get them.

When I say everything, I mean Zach Randolph, Jamal Crawford, Nate Robinson, Jared Jeffries, Jordan Hill, Tracy McGrady, Cuttino Mobley, Al Harrington, and David Lee, among others.

Let's face it, the Knicks will not offer the most talented team at the beginning of the summer, but what they will offer is the life.

The ability to cruise through Times Square and past Broadway knowing you are the man.

You hear me Dwyane Wade?

It's no secret that Wade is by far the NBA's most stylish player. As you can tell by his multiple AT&T commercials where he is billed as, well, the man.

Chicago is the clear favorites to acquire Wade's services, but if he wants to truly be the man, and everybody knows he does, then what would be a better match for Wade than The City That Never Sleeps?

I don't think Wade himself understands exactly how perfect a match he and New York would be.

If Dwyane Wade came to New York he would love every minute of it.

Wade throws his body on the line every day, kind of like Paul O'Neill, whom New Yorkers fell for like a teenage girl for her boyfriend. If Wade came to New York he would become an idol quickly, and then comes the endorsements.

Hint: Dwyane Wade + attention = Happy Dwyane Wade.

Is New York the front runners for Wade?


Could it happen?


LeBron James would be the next acquisition to this unstoppable threesome.

How would the Knicks bring him in?

Well in case you haven't heard by now (if you haven't you need to get in touch with the outside world) LeBron James is a free agent this summer.

It has become quite obvious that the Knicks and Cavs are the two front-runners to sign him.

The Knicks would be a perfect fit for LeBron, they just need to let him know.

They offer him the city, lifestyle, and ability to become New York royalty.

Who wouldn't want to be mentioned in the same sentence as Messier, Reed, and Jeter?

New York gives LeBron the chance to become more than legendary; New York offers LeBron the chance to become immortal.

Coming to New York gives LeBron the chance to become the all time greatest.

It also gives him the chance to play in The Worlds Most Famous Arena, and have his name chanted, which he has already made known is a lifelong dream of his.

Much like Wade, bringing LeBron to New York will be no easy task, but it can most certainly be done.

Then comes Carmelo Anthony.

You're probably scratching your head right now and wondering how the Knicks expect to dethrone the King of Denver.

With the legendary 2010 free agent class on the horizon people often fail to realize the strong 2011 free agent class headlined by Carmelo Anthony.

There's no way the Knicks would be able to afford Carmelo Anthony with LeBron and D-Wade already on the roster, right?


This is where the stupidity of Isiah Thomas might pay off.

Remember when Isiah traded two players and four draft picks for Eddy Curry?

Well the man who was at the time dubbed "Baby Shaq" carried a long, HUGE contract with him to New York. That contract expires in 2011, the same season that Carmelo Anthony will be able to test the free agency waters.

When the Knicks can finally ditch Eddy Curry and all the bad memories he brings, the Knicks can give Carmelo Anthony 11 million reasons to come to New York.

In fact lets make that 11,000,001 reasons to come to New York, because Melo attended Syracuse University—do you know what state Syracuse is in?

New York.

Add in the chance of playing with The King and Flash, and the Knicks signing Melo would be a foregone conclusion.

Much like signing Wade and LeBron it will not be easy, but it most certainly could happen.

The chances of the Knicks inking all three would be unlikely, but just one three-way phone call between Wade, LeBron, and Donnie Walsh could make it all the more likely.

Everybody wants to be a champion, and if these three guys can't team up to win one than nobody can.

Donnie Walsh learned how to write a persuasive essay in the fourth grade much like the rest of us, but if he wants all three of these guys than he better get his notes out.

Where would this team rank amongst the greatest of all time?

Well why don't we compare it to the Bulls of the 1990s.

Michael Jordan was on his own planet, Scottie Pippen was great, and Horace Grant was good.

LeBron James is on his own planet, Dwyane Wade is punching his ticket to that planet, and Carmelo Anthony is great.

Combine those three with the sharpshooting Danilo Gallinari, the soon-to-be court general point guard in Toney Douglas, the up and coming swingman in Wilson Chandler, and you have maybe the greatest team in NBA History.

Now lets not get ahead of ourselves because this team will probably never play a game together, but if they do, boy will they be fun to watch.

Let's just hope there are enough basketballs to go around.


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