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"Golden State down thirty two three this season with Steph curry playing was out for a while with a groin injury sticking with the NBA. And there was some talk about Carmelo Anthony joining LeBron James and the Lakers had short stint with Rockettes, although he's still on the roster can't be traded until December fifteenth because he signed as a free agent this summer, Stephen a Smith, and I take on the LeBron Carmelo dynamic 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 in stained and sully to some degree Dwayne Wade feels that way as well. They did not even consult with C P three before making the call that they made because they were, you know, Darryl. Moore is is exceptional as he is. Let's let's call it. What it is max day run that organization by the. The numbers the numbers, tell them a lot about what they wanna do what they should do it, cetera, etc. 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 does it really want mellow. He just wants to make it look like he wants mellow. That's not exactly the situation. It's not that he's salivating get mellow to LA. But if mellow was in shape and ready to ball LeBron would embrace that. But the primary reason he would embrace his because he got love brother. Appreciate the way that mellow has been treated more. So than for just basketball reasons, and Fred 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 the athletic is 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 get 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 insured your buddy, Magic Johnson make this move. This is this is really difficult is a dilemma decision for me. I mean, I am not one of those people in the national media who bashes cardinal do. I think Carmelo has had a hall of fame career from for Syracuse through 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 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 Dominic 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 to starting job. 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 Houston 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 James wanted one of his buddies to pal around with over the course of it's a bunch of young guys on the team if Carmelo understands. Talking about he's willing to take that role. And I think LeBron LeBron is not gonna 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 he wants to win is 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 'cause Frank I don't want to disrupt taking some time to build what they're 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 wanted just do it if it's gonna make them happy at this stage. Meanwhile, the Lakers beat the Spurs have Wednesday night in LA and on Friday night. The teams would square off again this time in San Antonio down."