‘Like a Full Circle’: Carmelo Anthony Reveals How It Feels to Be a Part of Los Angeles Lakers

Published 11/01/2021, 3:50 PM EDT
Oct 29, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony (7) moves the ball up court against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers are finally back to winning ways as they got the better of the Houston Rockets at home. The Lakers lead the Rockets in the first half and had a significant lead of 19 points. The Rockets staged a late comeback in the final quarter but it wasn’t enough to stop their fifth defeat of the season.

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Carmelo Anthony was the star of the game as he lead the scoring charts despite starting the game from the bench. Carmelo scored 23 points in 25 mins and registered 3 rebounds against the Rockets at the Staples Center. The Lakers’ roster is full of future Hall of Famers, but it’s Carmelo who shone brightest against the Rockets.

Oct 29, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony (7) moves the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kevin Pangos (6) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

He was struggling to fight for a spot in the NBA a few years back. And now he has become one of the most important members of the Lakers roster; no one would have imagined him in a Lakers jersey a few years ago. Carmelo recently revealed how it feels to be a part of the Lakers’ squad.

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Carmelo Anthony talks about being a part of the Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers star Carmelo Anthony recently appeared in an interview with SoleSavy on YouTube. During the interview, he talked about the inspiration behind his sneakers over the years. He also revealed how it feels to be a part of the Lakers team this season.

“It’s like a full circle,” Carmelo replied.

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“For so long, I’ve always been connected with the Lakers for some reason. Whether playing against them, friendship with Kobe. It was just always there or me having the opportunity to come here in free agency one of those years. So it was just I was always tied into it. But now was like, this is the time when I needed to come here. At this point in my career, what we’re trying to accomplish with the team that we have. It was perfect timing.”

Many thought LeBron James had a role in bringing Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers which may or may not be true. However, Carmelo was already impressed by the rich legacy of the franchise over the years. He has also revealed that his friendship with Kobe Bryant also played a role in bringing him to the Lakers.

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However, this move from the Lakers has been successful, as Carmelo has forged a strong early case to be the Sixth Man of the Year. He has quickly adapted to the new role in LA and complements the star trio of LeBron, Davis, and Westbrook perfectly. Carmelo is 37 and has embraced his role as a bench player. For now, it’s working perfectly fine for the Lakers.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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