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Carmelo Anthony

Don't Count On Me

Joining the Lakers

7/24/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dear Los Angeles Lakers fans,

We're sorry to inform you ... it doesn't seem very likely Carmelo Anthony will be dishing to Kobe Bryant any time soon, despite reports to the contrary.

Anthony was leaving Cecconi's in West Hollywood this week when we asked straight up if he could see himself in purple and gold after his contract with the Knicks runs out.

CA's response? "Ummmmm, I doubt it."

Carmelo teased us a little bit ... saying he owns purple and gold shoes -- but made it pretty clear he has no plans to wear them on the hardwood.

Anthony also told TMZ ... he's NOT secretly plotting with LeBron James to join the same NBA squad ... though he admits, they're pretty damn good when they play together.

Still, don't count out the Lakers entirely ... 'cause when the time comes, you can bet L.A. will bust out the checkbook -- and nothing changes a mind like a couple of zeros.

Stay tuned ...

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Henrock67    

Bad idea!! Melo, stay in New York!! You're the franchise player, the complain how you and Amare can't play together, what's going to happen in LA??!! Then they'll bitch how you aren't getting the ball enough or Lebron's not getting the ball enough. Why go to a team who's rebuilding. They can say what they want about the Knicks, that's the past, they have a very talented team, there is only one great team in New York and it's the KNICKS!!!! Not Brooklyn!! One season will never make them the best team in New York. JS

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