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LeBron James in Splits Watching Carmelo Anthony Break Out Dance Moves With Sons: “That Foot…”

Published 11/20/2023, 10:09 PM EST

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The 2003 NBA draft class has produced one of the best sets of players in recent times. Superstars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony came in as the No. 1, 2, 3 picks in the 2003 NBA draft. Importantly, each of them went on to dominate the hardwood for a long time. While King James is still playing in the league, retired Melo leaves the 4x NBA Champ in splits. 

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The friendship between the duo dates back way before they debuted in the NBA. And, over the years, it has only grown multifold. The duo have been spotted multiple times off the court, having a nice time around the country. Importantly, their friendship is not only about love and respect, the duo take a dig at each other as well. Let’s find the latest instance of it.

Carmelo Anthony’s recent video leaves LeBron James in splits


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LeBron James has a close bond with a lot of players in the league, but the bond he shares with Carmelo Anthony above all. The duo also had an inspiring story where the king had saved Melo’s life once. Leaving that aside, the duo has friendly banters going on at each other often. Notably, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar didn’t miss the recent opportunity to take shots at his friend.

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In a video shared by Overtime on X, the New York Knicks legend Carmelo Anthony was seen dancing alongside his son Kiyan Carmelo Anthony and his friend, Jadyn Defense. Melo himself reposted the video with a tweet, “Wrong place, wrong time,” with a laughing emoji.


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While the legend already regretted his decision, James further rubbed on his wound. He also reposted the video and tweeted, ” The foot though!!” with a flurry of laughing emojis.


Initially, in the video clip, Kiyan and Jadyn were seen shaking their legs. Meanwhile, Melo accidentally popped into the frame, which left him with no other option, other than shaking his legs.

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While he discussed how the duo took a dig at each other, let’s find out more about how James saved Melo’s life once.

King James saves Melo’s life

When the duo went on a vacation to the Bahamas with Chris Paul and Dwayne Wade. During a boat ride, Melo fell into the ocean because of a heavy current far away from the shore. Even before realization, he was far from the boat as well. Immediately, James jumped into the water and saved Carm with one hand, and swam back to the boat with only one hand. This instance not only expressed James’ bravery but also the bond he has developed with Melo.


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Written by:

Shahul Hameed


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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
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Saumya Khanduja