Lakers meet with Carmelo Anthony

Updated: July 4, 2014, 5:41 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin and Ramona Shelburne | ESPN.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Free agent Carmelo Anthony met with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday and heard their pitch as to why he is the right man to become the next face of the franchise.

The Lakers also made it clear to Anthony they'd offer him a maximum four-year, $95 million contract if he chose to sign with them, according to sources.

Anthony arrived at the team's practice facility shortly after 3 p.m. ET, and departed just before 6 p.m.

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