Carmelo Anthony esteve presente no podcast semanal presidido por Matt Barnes e Stephen Jackson.
Entre vários temas debatidos, o jogador dos Lakers foi convidado a contar os primórdios da sua relação com LeBron James, agora colegas nos Los Angeles Lakers.
Anthony contou que a amizade surgiu em 2002, quando ainda estavam nas respetivas escolas secundárias, St. Mary e Oak Hills, para o primeiro.
“When I get to Oak, LeBron happened to beat Oak the previous year. I’m like, I gotta play against him, it’s in the schedule. We gotta make it happen.
We get the jersey, we get to the prime-time shootout and we come in the hotel, and he was like you Melo? Yeah! It was All-Star weekend in Philly, too. And we sat on the steps for hours the night before that game. I don’t know nothing about you doug, you don’t know nothing about me.
We clicked from that moment, we just felt like we’re from similar backgrounds, single-parent home, broken family, growing up in the hood. So we connected for that, before basketball.
I was looking for some type of relationship like that with somebody, he was looking for that as well, so we came in each other’s life at the right time. We were both looking for that brotherhood.”