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LeBron and ‘Melo: The Perfect Duo?

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LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are undeniably two of the best players currently in the NBA. They have a passion for the game that is more than evident and both possess hearts of champions. They consistently strive to be the best they can be, both on and off the court.

Not only do LeBron and Melo share many similarities, they also share an unbreakable friendship.

LeBron and Melo’s tight bond has led many of us to question how well they’d play on the same team. Some believe the two all-stars would butt heads and their bond would weaken as they both strive to be top dog, but some think this could be one of the most powerful dynamic duos to ever play together in the NBA.

Rumors had us believing the Miami Heat would make plans to bring Melo to South Florida, but certain facts reflect otherwise. The Miami Heat didn’t have the cap space to keep the original Big Three AND bring Melo onboard to make the Big 4.

As much as we would have truly loved to see the Big 4 in action (Heat haters excluded), we knew it just wasn’t meant to be.

Now, all we have left is a dream that perhaps one day, these two will take their relationship to the next level as teammates. Let’s take a look at why Carmelo and LeBron would make the perfect dynamic duo:

They’ve been playing together since high school.

LeBron and Melo first crossed paths in 2011 at a USA basketball development camp. Then, in February 2002, the two superstars went head-to-head in a high school game. LeBron played for St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and finished with 36 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Melo was playing for Oak Hill Academy, taking the win with 34 points, 11 rebounds and two assists… Destiny.

They were both drafted the same year.

LeBron and Melo were both lucky enough to be drafted into the NBA in 2003. This could be seen as a sign of the future — they’re just meant to be together.

LeBron has two rings; Melo has none.

LeBron has won two NBA championships with the Miami Heat, while Melo is yet to win. This could serve as a driving force for Melo, seeing as he would be paired up with someone who has proven to be good enough to nab a couple of championships.

Their regular season stats are very similar.

Average PPG – Lebron: 27.5  Melo: 25.3

Average RPG – Lebron: 7.2  Melo: 6.5

Average Steals – Lebron: 1.7  Melo: 1.1

Average Blocks – Lebron: .8  Melo: .5

Let’s put these two powerhouses together, right?

They’re always engaged in friendly competition.

Since the second they were drafted in 2003, LeBron being the first round pick and Melo the third, they’ve had all eyes on them. Their rookie seasons were full of accomplishments, with the two vying for that Rookie of the Year title.

LeBron ultimately took it home by averaging 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game. Melo’s stats were not as outstanding as LeBrons, averaging 20.8 points per game, 5.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

Nonetheless, LeBron and Melo have both desired to be the best since day one, all while engaging in some good, clean competition with each other.



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This entry was posted on July 11, 2014 by in Career, Romance and tagged , , , , .
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