Listen: Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James And Lakers discussed on SportsCenter AllNight
"Better. Golden State down thirty two three this season with Steph curry playing was out for awhile with a groin injury sticking with the NBA. And there was some talk about Carmelo Anthony joining LeBron James and the Lakers just had short stint with Rockettes, although he's still on the roster can't be traded until December fifteenth because he signed his it free agent. This summer Stephen a Smith, and I take on LeBron Carmelo dynamic. It's not that LeBron feels the Lakers need Carmelo Anthony. It's that lavar for what I was told. He was very upset and offended by how situations have been handled in Houston with Carmelo Anthony. He feels that he's being scapegoated and stayed sullied to some degree Dwayne Wade feels that way as well. They did not even consult with CPI three before making the call that they may because they know Darryl is is exceptional as he is. Let's let's call it. What it is max day run that organization by the numbers the numbers, tell them a lot about what they want. To do what they should do it cetera etcetera any way you slice it. Lebron believes that Carmelo is being scapegoated and state. So as a result he wanted to see what he could do. Now, you do have folks out there who have stated LeBron doesn't really want that low. He just wants to make it look like he wants mellow. That's not exactly this situation. It's not that he's salivating mellow to LA, but if mellow was shape and ready to ball LeBron would embrace that. But the primary reason he would embrace his because he got love for his brother, and he doesn't appreciate the way that Carmelo has been treated more. So than for just basketball reasons infrared guy Solon PTI takes a Carmelo Anthony role with the Lakers might work you discussed it with Michael wilbon with Carmelo Anthony's career in limbo comes word that LeBron James wants to bring his good buddy to the Lakers athletic was reporting that James and his camp. And as you know, Mike, you're nobody in the NBA. If you don't have a camp, they believe that mellow can help the young and. Inexperienced Lakers Carmelo still under contract with Houston Rockets and cannot be traded until after December fifteen. All right, Michael you see Carmelo riding on the banana boat Intel a buddy Magic Johnson make this move. This is this is really difficult is the dilemma decision for me. I mean, I am not one of those people in the national media who bashes out do I I think Carmelo has had a hall of fame career from for Syracuse to all of his time where he played for bad teams to his time on the Olympic teams. And I'd like to see Carmelo have you go out with a good finish. But I don't know. I mean to me what happens here. What happens with Ingram Ingram, and heart and coups Ma if you have a guy who's ball dominant who needs the ball hog with the ball. But he does need it. What happens with their development? If Carmelo comes in. I don't know that this helps the Lakers even in the short term. Here's the thing that I think is unfair for Carmelo Anthony. He could have gone to Miami. And he was promised a starting job. He. He went to the rockets knowing that he was coming off the bench, by the way, a month ago up in Brooklyn, he scored twenty eight points the next night. They went to Chicago he scored seventeen and for some reason rockets can't use them if he's willing to go there. And I think he is to be a backup on the bench. And here's the other thing, Mike and don't ever discount this. And you know, it LeBron James has been around a long time. Is there anything wrong with LeBron's James wanting one of his buddies to pal around with over the course of a bunch of young guys on the team if Carmelo understands. Talking about I think he's willing to take that role. And I think we'll bra. Lebron is not going to do anything that will jeopardize him trying to get through the important part of this the person trying to maybe who has to go into consultation with Magic Johnson in some dope. Yes, LeBron who understands by wants to win not gonna do anything knowingly to jeopardize that situation. So that that moves me toward saying, okay. If he can come off the bench 'cause Frank I don't want to disrupt taking some time to build what their building. I don't want to disrupt that I think he's willing to come off the bench, and guess what LeBron James is at a point now in his career if he wants it just do it. If it's gonna make them happy at this stage. Meanwhile, the Lakers beat the Spurs have Wednesday night in LA on Friday night. The teams would square off again this time in San Antonio."