- In high school, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony competed, and their rivalry was dubbed the “Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rivalry.”
- LeBron did not hesitate to phone his pal and beg for assistance.
- Anthony is one of the most well-known names on the free-agent roster.
In high school, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony competed, and their rivalry was dubbed the “Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rivalry.” But, in the NBA, things changed as James had more success than Melo. Despite this, LeBron did not hesitate to phone his pal and beg for assistance.
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Hey, I need you
Melo spoke on the Million Dollars Worth of Game Podcast in 2021 and discussed how he got to play for the Los Angeles Lakers,
stating that all it took was a direct phone call from James.
“It was a genuine call. It wasn’t like there was no bul***it.
unexpected for him.
I mean, we talked about it years ago about getting back together, but I heard it.
That’s my younger brother. I’ve known him since he was 15 or 16.
‘I need you, Yo.’ Say fewer words.
You don’t have to say anything. When you hit me directly, I already know what time it is.
“He said, ‘The time has come.'”
Anthony also stated that joining the New York Knicks was a viable possibility for him because his son would attend high school there.
But everything changed following that phone call.
On paper, it was a strong team at the time.
A club led by Hall of Famers James, Anthony, and Russell Westbrook could compete with any team.
Unfortunately, the inverse occurred. The roster’s age was evident.
Melo did not got to share a championship ring with close friend LeBron James.
What is Carmelo Anthony’s next move?
Anthony is one of the most well-known names on the free-agent roster.
At this stage in his career, it is recognized what he brings to the table, and there is still demand for those skills.
The Suns, Heat, Bucks, Nuggets, Knicks, and Nets are all said to be interested in him.
The argument is obvious for title contenders and the Knicks.
Given the number of kilometers on his body, Carmelo may decide to stay in condition, see how the regular season unfolds,
and then choose a team that will provide him with the best potential to contribute meaningfully.