Nothing better than playing with friends and more when it comes to joining forces to win a first championship ring in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers surprised in free agency and one of the seasoned players in the league who will play alongside LeBron James and company is Carmelo Anthony: one of the players closest to the ‘King’.
The relationship between ‘Melo’ Anthony and James goes beyond the NBA with a friendship that began in college basketball and after 18 seasons in the league they had never played together. Where did this union take place? In the Lakers version 2021-22 they start as one of the candidates to win the 2022 title.
With 10 All-Star Game selections and a scoring title in the 2013 season, many were ending Anthony’s career, but with a resurgence in the Portland Trail Blazers, Carmelo comes to the Lakers from LeBron and company after averaging per game in NBA 2020-21 13.4 points with an ERA of 40.9% from the three-point line.
Carmelo Anthony can come off the bench and be that third lethal Lakers shooter to take advantage of the gaps left by penetrations and double marking on ball handlers on the Los Angeles team like LeBron and Russell Wetsbrook. (Bolavip)