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Carmelo Anthony Comments On Joining LeBron James & The Lakers

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Cary Erickson | 04 December, 2019, 23:54

Carmelo Anthony's NBA comeback has been incredible through seven games, but the former Syracuse basketball star said Tuesday that it nearly didn't happen.

Instead of leaving the game, the 35-year-old Anthony has made a triumphant return, decorated with Western Conference player of the week honors Monday. "It was hard. But there came a point when I was, like, 'You know what?"

"There were a lot of teams that I thought I was going to be on", revealed Anthony. So a situation like Portland, where I could just come in and just play my game and have a group of guys that really want me, and the organization that want me. "Tell me what you need from me, '" Anthony said. "I was ready to walk away". "So if I were just to go to a team and to a situation just to be on the team and it didn't work out, it was gonna come back on me anyway".

Anthony said he didn't sign with the Blazers for the Wade treatment.

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The last time Anthony was named a player of the week was March 10, 2014, while he was a member of the Knicks. "But it's not something that I was calling him and talking to him about, asking him, 'Can you do this for me?' I would never put him in that position because a lot of times it's deeper than that, and I started understanding the business of basketball". No, I've always been against all odds. "I had a year off restin' my body".

They aren't empty numbers, either, as the Trail Blazers have gone 3-3 since his arrival, after starting out 5-9.

Through seven games this season, Anthony has been averaging 16.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 0.7 steals per game, while shooting at 44.0% from the field.

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