I thought the idea was crazy when I first heard it. But we now know two things, from reliable sources: Carmelo Anthony does intend to opt out of his contract and explore free agency, and the Miami Heat do intend to pursue him when he does. Oh, and one more thing: Can't speak for Bosh or Wade, but LeBron James' salary concerns will probably not stand in the way of doing a deal for Melo. LeBron may be willing to take a pay cut. Reason being, some of his off-court investments have proven so successful that his business earnings have eclipsed any salary the Heat can pay him. Just one quick example: Back in 2008 LBJ shrewdly acquired a little chunk of Dr. Dre's Beats Audio company in exchange for signing on as its first major celebrity endorser. Two weeks ago when Beats Audio was sold to Apple for $3 billion, LeBron personally netted THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS out of the sale. "Netted." Get it? Anyway, Melo taking his talents to South Beach is still very far from a done deal but it's starting to look like more and more of a possibility. So, your thoughts? I am a Heat fan (since Rory Sparrow's first basket) so I should think mine go without saying.