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Chicago native R. Kelly is making his case for basketball star Carmelo Anthony to sign with the Chicago Bulls. 

In an interview with Chicago's WGCI radio, Kelly promises that Chicago will "lay out the red carpet" for Carmelo if he decides to join the Bulls roster.  The singer also promised to personally pen a theme song for Anthony.  He even teased him with a verse, singing "'Melo, you gotta come to Chicago." 

Check out R. Kelly's full interview below:

Carmelo Anthony has opted out of the final year of his contract with the New York Knicks, making him a free agent. 

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