The Lakers made their pitch to Carmelo Anthony on Thursday afternoon with a flash of Hollywood, an appeal to the future, and hope that a connection was made.
Then two of their officials hopped on a private jet and headed to Cleveland to meet with LeBron James' agent.
It was a stealth move for sure.
Some officials high up in the Lakers' organization didn't even know a meeting was scheduled Friday, but the Lakers were one of several teams allowed to talk to the representative of one of the game's most dynamic players.
If the Lakers impress James' first line of defense, they might be able to sit down with him in person. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak and...