Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony had an incredible LeBron James story to bide time during the isolation period.
Anthony and Wade went live on Instagram on Thursday. During their conversation, they discussed the story where LeBron James saved Melo from a strong current pulling him away.
“It was my fault though, I was still trying to see the last bit of the barracuda, snorkeling and all that,” Anthony began. “It was my fault. I look up, the current is taking me to the middle of the ocean, like opposite from the boat.”
Wade admitted that they couldn’t see Anthony at the time.
“It was windy, all type of s— was going on through my head, I’ll be honest with you,” Anthony said. “Then I look up at the boat and I see Bron jump off the boat like he is MacGyver. … He jumped off the boat into the water. He was bringing me back with one arm.”
Wade reiterated that LeBron’s efforts were nothing less than heroic.
“I’ve told people this story before,” he said. “I said, ‘Listen, I’ve seen LeBron do a lot of amazing things on the court. Off the court, when he went and saved Melo’s life.’”
Meanwhile, Anthony appreciated LeBron for saving his life. “I can’t hold you. He saved my life. Yo Bron, I appreciate that. You saved my life that day,” he said.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 28, 2020
Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and LeBron James started their NBA career at the same time
Each of the players who were a part of the incredible narration was a member of an incredible draft class of 2003. James, Anthony, and Wade were the first, third, fifth overall picks in the 2003 NBA draft respectively. Wade and James later went on to be a part of a formidable trio in Miami Heat and win two Championships together,
Wade retired in 2019 while James and Anthony continue to play for Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers respectively.