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LeBron James says it would be “great” to play with Carmelo Anthony, his good friend and classmate in the 2003 NBA Draft.
“I don’t run the team and obviously there’s some things that need to be worked out on both sides,” James said of the possibility of the Lakers adding Anthony after the Lakers lost to Brooklyn, 115-110, Tuesday night, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “But I’ve always wanted to play along Melo and if the opportunity presents itself, it would be great. So we’ll see what happens.”
As of Dec. 15, Anthony can be traded but The Athletic recently reported James had not made a request to Lakers president Magic Johnson or GM Rob Pelinka to make a deal for Anthony.