2011 NBA Free Agents: Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul Take LeBron James’ Cue

August 19th, 2010 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Accounts of Carmelo Anthony's Manhattan wedding to La La Vasquez last month read eerily like a scene out of The Godfather.

Allegedly, fellow superstar malcontent Chris Paul stood up at Melo's wedding reception and initiated a playful toast to teaming up with Anthony in New York.

Soon after, Amar'e Stoudemire took his turn playing Don Corleone. With more serious intent, the Knicks' newest No. 1 saluted Carmelo and his future in blue and orange.

Following a slew of other guests hopping on the Big Apple bandwagon (including Melo's brother), Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke stood up to give his own congratulations to the newlyweds. Like the next guy up to get "whacked," Kroenke did his best to make light of what was reportedly an awkward moment, jokingly encouraging CP3 to join the Nuggets.

Sources indicate no one was amused.

A Stern Reality

It would seem as though the "families" of the NBA held more than one summit in the early days of summer, once again taking over the basketball world like Italian mafioso at Leonard's of Great Neck.

Some pundits have referred to these incidents of so-called "pla ...

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