Carmelo Anthony signs with the Los Angeles Lakers to cooperate with LeBron
According to reports, former Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.
As a regressive move, Anthony finally teamed up with LeBron James, a member of the 2003 draft class, both in their 19th season.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the two sides reached an agreement.
Anthony talked about the one-year contract on Twitter.
-Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) August 3, 2021
Anthony has spent the past two seasons in Portland. This is the salvation of his career after retiring from the Houston Rockets.
Although most of the time he played off the bench, he averaged 13.4 points per night in 24.5 minutes of games.
Look for Anthony to fill a role similar to the Lakers.
Rumors and speculations about the prospect of Anthony and James playing together have been circulating for many years.
Of course, the two spent time together with the Olympic team that brought gold home from Beijing in 2008.
A few years later, that Olympic team helped realize the idea of James, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade playing together in Miami.
Unfortunately for Anthony, his contract has never been consistent with the contract of his draft classmates, and his career has embarked on a completely different path.
Regardless of the situation, James and Anthony have maintained a close friendship.
James publicly discussed and expressed his desire to play with the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
LeBron in 2016: “I really hope that before the end of our career, we can play together. At least one season, maybe one or two seasons-me, Melon, Wade, CP-we can enter one Years. I will actually cut my salary to do this.” https://t.co/eKLa4qBXKO
-Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) August 3, 2021
After losing in the first round of the 2021 playoffs, the Lakers went all out in this offseason, traded Russell Westbrook and brought back Dwight Howard, and signed Anthony, Wayne Ellington and Kent Bay at the same time. Zmol and Malik Munch.
The 2021-22 season may finally be the year 37-year-old Carmelo Anthony won the elusive championship.
Anthony has been selected to the All-Stars 10 times and has never reached the NBA Finals in his 19-year career.
He reached the conference finals once, in a game against the Denver Nuggets in 2009, and lost to Kobe Bryant and the Lakers that year.
This post is written by Eric Magana