LeBron Jamesand the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a 4-game sweep in the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets. However, after suffering a huge loss against the Nuggets, Bron managed to entertain some reporters in the post-game press conference.Carmelo Anthonydecided to announce his retirement from the game after playing 19 seasons in the NBA.
Melo and LeBron are good friends and share a wonderful relationship. In the press conference, LeBron decided to shed some light on Melo s retirement. Bron after the game LeBron shed some light on Carmelo s retirement.I kind of knew the announcement was going to happen cause I shot the video a week ago,James said, which had the people in the room laugh about it.
I was in Denver for his first Playoff game you could look that up just in case you think I m lying about that too.
LeBron James speaks extensively about the retirement of his good friend, Carmelo Anthony.#NBAConferenceFinals presented by @GooglePixel_US pic.twitter.com/T1hTcfe7MU
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So people will probably think I m lying about that too. I shot the video about a week ago so I already knew the announcement was coming. I just didn t know which game and it happened today. But it s still bittersweet,James continued. James continued to talk about attending Carmelo s first playoff game in Denver.I was in Denver for his first playoffs game,James said.You can look that up too, just in case you think I m lying about that too,James added jokingly.
i really believe him this time lmao
Gee Knox aka Pack Plug (@BigGeeKnox) May 23, 2023
I believe nothing that comes out of his mouth He s a great player tho
Ken Kobra (@bigrome10189) May 23, 2023
His first playoff game was in Minnesota tho .
Jay (@jelli_2212) May 23, 2023
Lmfaoooo the memes really got to him
Yannis (@Yannis_S_) May 23, 2023
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Regardless to say, LeBron once again made a meme out of himself, as the fans started to comment on his statement. LeBron has had a history of making false statements down the years, which has turned him into a light-hearted joke once in a while. As for his run at the playoffs, it was cut short by the Nuggets who now booked their spot in the NBA Finals.
What did LeBron James say about Carmelo Anthony s retirement?
Carmelo announced his retirement from theNBAon Monday, for which he was congratulated by LeBron.The Kingand Carmelo were the last 2 of the batch of the 2003 Draft, and after knowing about Carmelo s retirement, LeBron had some heartfelt words for him. He referred to Carmelo asone of the greatest players I ve ever seen play,James said.
You re one of the greatest players I ve ever seen.
LeBron, AD, and Rui share their congratulations to @carmeloanthony. pic.twitter.com/vfiU46TkJ0
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The two played at the Olympics and were part of theRedeem Teamfrom 2008, who won Gold at the Olympics. They have known each other before they stepped on the biggest stage of the sport. Even though James was the most popular figure from the 2003 NBA Draft class, Carmelo made a name for himself for his shooting prowess. The two eventually got to play together when Carmelo was signed by the Lakers in 2021.