LeBron Opens Up On What He Respects Most About Carmelo Anthony
Lakers superstar LeBron James will play against his old friend and Trail Blazers star Carmelo Anthony on Friday Night. Anthony has been out of the league for a year, but his return has impressed both fans and critics. He is successful just because he was determined to prove everyone wrong. Carmelo wanted to continue his basketball career, and he is doing a really good job. It looks like the king really respects Anthony’s determination and resilience.
The Lakers superstar talked to Bill Oram and Jason Quick of The Athletic, and shared his opinion of his great friend.
“His resiliency,” LeBron said. “Just resilient. He don’t let nothing stop him, he don’t care what nobody say, he do him, then he believes in his journey. And he ain’t gonna let nobody stop him from his journey.”
LeBron also said that he respects Anthony’s ability to follow his dream despite the great number of opinions and ideas around him. We live in a world where everyone thinks they have the right to tell others what to do.
“In a world where everybody’s always trying to tell what you should do and how you should do it and the only way you can be successful is how they tell you to do it, I love how resilient he is,” the king added.
Since his return to the league, Anthony is averaging 16.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He is shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from deep. Many said that the 10-time All-Star would not be able to contribute in today’s league, but Anthony has proven his doubters wrong.
LeBron and his Lakers are having an excellent season. He will start off Friday’s game trying to help the team win their 20th game for the season. This game will put LeBron against his old friend and rival, and it will definitely be a personal victory regardless of the outcome.
Unlike last season, this season is really great for the Los Angeles Lakers. They will try to make the playoffs, and winning a title will be like a dream come true for the team. Los Angeles hasn’t won a title since Kobe Bryant.