Executives from Anschutz Entertainment Group and Time Warner Cable pitched him on the size and scope of the Los Angeles market. Movie producer
Lakers marketing guru Tim Harris quarterbacked the business side of the meeting,
Team executives Jim Buss and
One person familiar with the meeting called it "an enjoyable time spent with a very nice guy who was truly engaged in the conversation."
The Lakers, though, could not predict whether Anthony would eventually sign with them. His final meeting will be with New York.
The Lakers’ revival plans rest on Anthony. If they sign him, they feel they can get
But the Knicks have a built-in advantage because they can sign Anthony, 30, for $129.1 million over five years. The other teams can offer a maximum of four years and $95.9 million.
Silver, who produced