Kobe Bryant said he spoke to Carmelo Anthony and congratulated the New York Knicks' star about his 62-point game on Friday.

Bryant was careful not to tamper but also stated he would be willing to give Anthony free agency advice if the forward asks.

"Everybody wants to play in Los Angeles … palm trees and beaches are a little bit more appealing," Bryant said Sunday.

"If he wants to call me for advice later as a friend, I'd be more than happy to give it to him."