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Carmelo anthony Y Lebron James together. For the first time in the NBA. In Los Angeles Lakers. The scenario dreamed of by many is finally a reality. Two great friends will join the Los Angeles team for next season with one more than clear goal: to win the Larry O’Brien trophy.
This Monday began the period of free agency in the NBA, and quickly numerous deals came to light. But this Tuesday one of the most important happened because of what it means for those involved. Journalist Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Carmelo Anthony‘s one-year deal with the Lakers.
Free agent F Carmelo Anthony has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, his manager Bay Frazier tells ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
Among the active players with the most points scored in the NBA, Carmelo Anthony is second, just behind LeBron James. The two shared the iconic 2003 draft, and their careers unfolded in different directions.
LeBron has already added four titles to his record, while Carmelo is still in search of his first ring. So joining a revenge-hungry contender like the Lakers, while meeting one of his best friends, should elevate Anthony’s motivation to the highest level.
Carmelo anthony He played his last two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, after a period in which neither team decided to have his services. The retreat was close, but he overcame it and in his last destination he showed what he was made of.
Last season he averaged 13.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists. His shooting effectiveness was as high as usual (42.1%).
Best friends come together late in their careers. And the opportunity for your story to end in the best possible way is a reality. The NBA title is in the crosshairs. The illusion in Los Angeles is renewed. It’s Showtime.