Carmelo Anthony arrives from the Portland Trail Blazers (USA TODAY Sports)

Los Angeles Lakers They seem determined to regain the throne they won in the 2020 season and lost in the 2021 when they were eliminated in the Playoffs prematurely. The team that has Lebron James among its ranks now closed the signing of Carmelo anthony.

The 37-year-old forward was the one who announced the news through a post on social networks, taking into account that this movement occurred on the second day of the NBA’s free agency for the 2021-2022 campaign and that teams cannot confirm agreements or sign players until next Friday.

In this way, LeBron, who comes from forming a spectacular team made up of the Looney Tunes in the latest Space Jam movie, will now have a true Dream Team whose latest addition is his friend Carmelo Anthony. East Joins Star Guard Russell Westbrook and veteran Dwight Howard, plus Anthony Davis, Malik Monk, Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington and Kent Bazemore.

The three-time Olympic champion averaged 13.1 points and 3.1 rebounds last season for the Portland Trail Blazers and shot 40.9% of three-point shots. Now he will enter his 20th NBA season still chasing his first championship after playing with the Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Tunder, Houston Rockets and Portland. But This will be the first time I have played in the NBA alongside LeBron, a former Olympian teammate who, like Anthony, entered the league in 2003.

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony were teammates in Athens 2004, when they lost in the semifinals against Argentina (Getty Images)
LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony were teammates in Athens 2004, when they lost in the semifinals against Argentina (Getty Images)

Both figures are friends who have vacationed together. Last year, during confinement for the coronavirus, Anthony himself recalled that during a trip James saved his life: “We jumped from a boat into the water to see the Bahamas and dive there. Later, once we saw everything, we went back. They all went to the boat but I stayed there watching the corals. It was my fault to do that. When I lifted my head out of the water the current had carried me into the middle of the sea in the opposite direction from the ship. At that moment thousands of things began to go through my head. I looked at the boat from afar and I saw LeBron jump into the water like he was MacGyver. He came to me and brought me back swimming with one arm and holding me with the other. Saved my life”. Now they will have the opportunity to play together as they have done for the United States.

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Another novelty these days in the NBA is that Stephen Curry agreed on Tuesday a historic extension of its contract with the Golden state warriors. The three-time champion and two-time regular season MVP will sign a four-year contract worth $ 215 million with his current team, his agent said. ESPN.

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