Lakers meet with Carmelo Anthony

After the  Jeremy Lin kerfuffle in Houston on Wednesday, when the Rockets displayed digital images of Anthony wearing Lin's No. 7 jersey on the side of the Toyota Center even though Lin is still under contract, L.A. had a No. 7 Lakers uniform mocked up for Anthony as part of the presentation, according to a source, but did not make any grandiose gestures like the billboard campaign the Lakers did last summer to try to get Dwight Howard to stay with the team.  The Lakers chose to believe Anthony's main focus is on winning and not fame.

Xavier Henry wore No. 7 for the Lakers last season, but he is currently a free agent.

Anthony's free-agency choice isn't expected to come immediately.

After meeting with the Knicks later Thursday, Anthony did not give them an answer or a timetable for his decision, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard. He will take the long weekend to think things through, the source said.

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