Prior to the start of the July 4th weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers held their meeting with New York Knicks star/free agent Carmelo Anthony.
As you would probably figure, the Lakers decided to go all-out with their pitch and even produced a short documentary-style trailer about Melo’s life to try to sway him according to the Los Angeles Times:
Executives from Anschutz Entertainment Group and Time Warner Cable pitched him on the size and scope of the Los Angeles market. Movie producer Joel Silver put together a four-minute “trailer” of Anthony’s life, narrated by Tobey Maguire.
Lakers marketing guru Tim Harris quarterbacked the business side of the meeting, James Worthy also spoke, as did team governor Jeanie Buss, who expressed her desire to have Anthony join the 16-time NBA champions.
Clearly, if the Lakers get Melo, Lakers fans will have Tobey Maguire to thank.
Carmelo image courtesy of Getty Images