50/50 is a phrase created to make sure you can take credit for something if it happens and don’t get any blame if it doesn’t.
Common practice used in media and a fancy way of saying you have no idea. I floated the idea of Melo signing with the Lakers a couple of weeks ago, just like 100 others, meaning you are as much of an insider as Stephen A.
It is simply common sense that Melo would look over his options and LA would be one of those destinations.
Stephen A. says it's 50-50 Carmelo Anthony leaves New York next year and it's 50-50 he comes to the Lakers.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 8, 2013