Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks reacts against the Boston Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony said he is putting together a star-studded exhibition game that would take place in New York City during mid-November, in case the NBA lockout is not lifted. The game would likely include Chris Paul, Lebron James and Dwyane Wade.
"We're going to keep giving back," Anthony said.
On his Twitter account yesterday, Anthony started banging the drums for his Big Apple charity-fest.
"Working on an epic exhibition charity game in NYC," he wrote. "Showtime. I'm comin' home."
The NBA is meeting with the players union today in hopes of ending the lockout and preserving the first two weeks of the regular season, but Anthony did not sound optimistic about the negotiations.
"I don't think anything is going to happen between now and Monday," Anthony added. "So we've just got to be prepared for that, be prepared for the lockout for the first two weeks and see where all this is going."
As the lockout presses on, Anthony noted that it's a bad situation for everybody involved.
"It's sad all the way across," he told the Post. "It's [sad] for us as players. It's sad for the owners. It's sad for the fans of the NBA."