An NBA fan took to Twitter to say that Carmelo Anthony would’ve had 3 championships if he had the teammates LeBron James had.
Carmelo Anthony was quite nearly out of the league back in 2019. The Houston Rockets had given up on him and Melo was left, searching for a new team he could call home. This came in the form of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2019-20 NBA season.
The Blazers decided to take a chance on Carmelo Anthony after having several players out for injury. This worked out very well for the Blazers as he averaged nearly 16 points. He accepted his role as strictly a bench player. He also showed that he still had the clutch gene.
However, after 18 years in the league, the mid-range assassin has 0 rings to show for his career. An NBA fan on Twitter decided to play the ‘he was never surrounded by talent” card. He said he would have multiple championships if he replaced LeBron James on his teams. Many people believe that Carmelo would’ve bagged at least 2 chips if he replaced LeBron James on the Heat.
NBA fan receives mixed reactions on his Carmelo Anthony hot take.
The Twitter user opened up the conversation on the hypothetical that Melo would’ve won atleast 3 rings if he was on those Miami and Cleveland teams.
If Prime Carmelo Anthony played on all LeBron Teams instead of LeBron he would have atleast 3 championships by now but you all ain’t ready for this debate pic.twitter.com/RsKwVqXOlB
— Dennis / #1 Kyler, Russ & Rose Fan 🔥⚡⚘ (@RussNRoses) January 29, 2021
This brought on several varying reactions from Twitter users.
If he was on Miami, they’re losing all 3 times. If he was on 2014 cavs and behind, they’re losing 16. If you wanna bring up last year, maybe they would.
— Jeff The Vassell Fan 🎄 (11-9) (6-9) (@JefftheSpursfan) January 29, 2021
No one is ready for this debate, because there isn’t one lmao. Prime Melo ain’t taking Sasha, Big Z, Marshall and Boobie to a free ride Finals albeit the Cavs got swept…but that would’ve never happened. Someone already mentioned he would’ve been 2nd fiddle in Miami.
— Jon Torres (@JonT321) January 30, 2021
This is quite contradictory as they all agree that LeBron is a greater player than Melo. But they still say that he could’ve led Miami to an equal number of chips, if not more.
As good as prime Carmelo Anthony was, he wasn’t a passer. His highest assist per game number was 4.2. in his prime, Melo wasn’t dishing out more than 3 assists a game. His fit alongside Dwyane Wade wouldn’t work nearly as well as it did for LeBron and D-Wade.
In some ways, you could turn the tables and say that LeBron James could’ve led the ’09 Denver Nuggets to a championship – something Melo couldn’t do as he lost to Kobe’s Lakers in the WCF.