Carmelo Anthony Signs A One-Year Deal To Join The Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony announced the decision on Twitter with a video in which the “L” in “Me showcasing his nickname “Melo” and it transitioned to replace the L in Melo with the Lakers logo.
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) August 3, 2021
Anthony and James have had a connection dating back to their high school days. They were selected two picks apart in the 2003 Draft and have had numerous battles in their respective Hall-of-Fame careers. Now, they will fulfill their long-desired goal of becoming teammates on an NBA team.
After being out of the league for over a year, Anthony experienced a career revival with the Portland Trail Blazers the last two seasons, where he was a crucial piece to consecutive playoff appearances with averages of 14.3 points and 4.6 rebounds a night. He also shot a career-best 40.9 from beyond the arc this past season.
As he prepares for his 19th NBA season, Anthony is still looking for the first championship of his career.
“A title is the one thing I’m missing,” he told reporters during his introductory press conference. “It keeps me up at night and motivates me because I don’t have it.”