LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have long been friends. They’ll finally be teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers this season after James sold Anthony on the idea rather quickly.
Anthony spoke to the media Monday after his signing was made official, making clear that his priority now is to claim his first NBA title. He admitted that he and James had talked “for years” about playing together, but the timing had never been right.
When James reached out to Anthony again, well this time, Anthony
While Anthony is a 10-time All-Star and six-time All-NBA selection, his role with the Lakers will be a complimentary one off the bench. That suited him just fine in Portland, where he averaged 13.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game last season, shooting a career-high 40.9 percent from three on 4.7 attempts per game.
It took some time, but it’s finally happening. James and Anthony will be teammates this upcoming season, and they will be sharing championship aspirations to share and add to their lengthy friendship.