Carmelo Anthony can't avoid free agency talk, even from his friends.
He and Jason Kidd were posing for photographers at a Sept. 11 charity event Wednesday when Kidd, his former teammate and now the Brooklyn Nets' coach, asked Anthony if all the attention was for his announcement that he was going to Los Angeles.
If anyone else wants to bring up Anthony's status beyond this season, they'd better do it soon. Once the New York Knicks start practice, he stops the discussion.
''I'm not. I'm just not going to do it,'' he said. ''I'm going to let everybody know the first day that I'm not going to talk about it. Hopefully you guys and your colleagues respect that, and that's it.''
Anthony can become a free agent after the season, and there's already speculation that the Lakers could be a suitor. Same with LeBron James, and the day after an ESPN.com story said the Heat superstar wouldn't be addressing his future during the season, Anthony said he'd have the same strategy.
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