LeBron James Praises Carmelo Anthony for 20 Years of Friendship in a Sweet Post

Basketball icon LeBron James had nothing but pleasant things to say about his longtime friend, Carmelo Anthony in an appreciative social media post as he gushed over their friendship.

LeBron James is in awe of how he and fellow basketball star Carmelo Anthony have kept it going as friends. In a new post on Instagram, he had lovely things to say about Anthony.

James shared a two-photo post where he and Anthony were photographed enjoying friendship moments on the basketball court. 

LeBron James during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

LeBron James during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

The images showed the longtime pals who are on different teams sharing a big hug and bright smiles. James wrote in his caption:

"Going on 20 years of friendship to date my brother and, it will always be a privilege and honor to do what we love to do, and that's hoop!... LOVE CHAMP!!!" 

James' post took a philosophical turn as he addressed his friend while stating that he had no idea how much time they had together, but they would still live it up to the "fullest." 

During one of their games, James was quite impressed with Anthony as he took to social media where he praised the player's efforts.  

The duo's teams, the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers met last November, and after a 131-122 win by James and the Lakers, Anthony received admirable words from his friend. 

They would first meet in high school when James played for the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

James and Anthony also achieved milestones as the third pair of opposing players above 35 to score 25 points in a playoff. Anthony later made it known that he was ready to settle with the Trail Blazers. 

Once when friendship rumors were sparked between James and Kevin Love, the duo made it known that they were teammates with good rapport but were not close friends.

However, in an interview, James stated that most of his basketball pals were teammates as he had three close friends in the NBA. He added that friendship did not deter him and his teammates from achieving their goals on the basketball court. 

It goes without saying that Anthony, 36, and James have been basketball counterparts for as long as most fans can remember. The duo goes as far as high school players on different teams.

They would first meet in high school when James played for the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School against Anthony's alma mater, Oak Hill Academy. At the time, Anthony's team won 72-66 points.

One spectacular occurrence in their lives was when Anthony revealed that James saved his life during a family vacation to the Bahamas. 

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