Carmelo Anthony Reveals How LeBron James Saved Him From Death

Published 08/20/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES – JULY 27: LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony chat while waiting to check into the game during Magic Johnson’s18th annual “A Midsummer Night’s Magic” charity game at Staples Center on July 27, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)


The 2003 co-draftees, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony’s friendship run back to their high school days. While their careers have been parallel and comparative all along, the two superstars are on the same team this year. It’s the apt time to run back at the incident when LeBron saved Carmelo’s life.

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The two veterans James and Anthony were on a vacation in the Bahamas along with Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade. While enjoying one of their snorkeling experiences, Melo wasn’t able to get back to their ‘banana boat’. Not many believed Carmelo at first, but LeBron was ready to save him, eventually donning the ‘Aquaman’ stunt.

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In a conversation on the ‘All the Smoke’ podcast, star forward Carmelo Anthony cross-checked this story. He said – “My head is in the water, I’m snorkeling and I look up, everytime I look up the water, the boat is further and further away. I’m getting pushed by the current and I’m like [calling out], ‘Yo!’ Everybody’s looking at me like I’m joking and I’m like, ‘Yo, I need help.’ And I see Bron jump in the water…and I just see Bron, he’s like, ‘I got you champ,’ he grabbed me went back to the boat.”

Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James entered the NBA together in 2003. While competitiveness prevailed, their friendship grew stronger over the years. Seeing the duo on opposite ends of the court is always a treat. LeBron is a 4-time NBA champion and a 17-time All-star and Anthony made it to 10 All-star appearances.

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Well, in the upcoming season the two will be playing together for the Los Angeles Lakers. That simply sounds like a ton of talent weighing in for the team. Their veteran talent is yet to be put together for the season, while fans are excited to see these friends in the purple-gold jersey.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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