“LeBron in Year 20 Is What Prime Carmelo Anthony Was”: LeBron James Forces “Disrespectful” Wave in NBA World With Monstrous Successes

Published 01/03/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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Los Angeles Lakers legend LeBron James is undeniably one of the greatest active NBA players. He is also a strong contender for the all-time great category as well. Meanwhile, James impressed his fans with his recent stunning performances on the hardwood which resulted in fpraise flooding from the fans. However, a comment from a fan attracted a lot of heat from the NBA world. As the comment disrespected former teammate of James, Carmelo Anthony. The fans took to Twitter to show their dissent over the comment.

38-year-old Carmelo Anthony has played 20 seasons in his illustrious career for various franchises. He majorly represented the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks. Anthony also teamed up with James for the Lakers in the 2020-21 season. However, Anthony is a free agent this season, as he failed to sign a contract with any of the teams.

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King James impressed his fans with two consecutive 40+ points in his last two games. One of the games symbolically served as a birthday treat for the fans.  The gameplay involved a lot of dunks and iconic reverse dunks that left the fans in awe. However, a Tweet from an impressed James fan attracted a lot of heat. The user wrote, “So as it turns out, LeBron in year 20 is what Prime Carmelo Anthony was…


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Most of the fans felt that the tweet was disrespectful to Carmelo Anthony. As Melo played over 1200 games averaging a steady 22.5 in his 20-season career. Many fans defended Melo through tweets and demanded a retrieval of the tweet.

Here are some reactions from the NBA Twitter.

Despite all the criticisms and drama, James’ recent performance proves that he has been at the top of his game.


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James finds himself ‘In the zone’

King James got his groove back with his stunning game on his birthday. He scored a staggering 47 points with 10 rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks and continued his song in the Monday night game. He scored 43 points with 11 rebounds against Charlotte Hornets, taking the Lakers to a (115-121) victory.

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LeBron James is only 500-odd points short of breaking the all-time NBA points scored record. Do you think James will break the record this season? Let us know in the comments.




Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has previously worked as a contributor at an online news site. Shahul has always shared a keen interest in journalism, starting off as a reporter for his college news journal.

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