Early in their NBA careers, Carmelo Anthony actually had the advantage over LeBron James. It took three seasons for LeBron to make the playoffs, meanwhile Anthony never missed, in Denver. Eventually, LeBron lived up to the hype, becoming a champion.
Carmelo Anthony, meanwhile, languished with the Knicks, after having a few decent seasons. The Knicks imploded, as one of the NBA’s worst teams, as the Thunder traded for Melo and Paul George. After their failed “Big Three,” Melo was nearly out of the NBA.
Carmelo Anthony has played two seasons, with the Portland Trail Blazers, where he’s had a career resurgence. Now, he has signed a one year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. This has led to jokes about LeBron James making executive decisions and JR Smith still being left out, as they add players.