LeBron has the clout to get Carmelo Anthony signed - Stephen A. | First Take

Pubblicato il 22 ago 2019
Stephen A. Smith appreciates former NBA player Royce White saying Carmelo Anthony deserves to be on a roster, agreeing that LeBron James has significant clout and could vouch for Carmelo signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. However, Stephen A. adds that NBA executives would rather not sign Melo at all than have him riding the bench.
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  • Bruh Melo the NBA is not the only league in the world. Go make money somewhere else. I bet they'll appreciate your talent.

  • Mellow isn't a good role model to younger guys, he's selfish and doesn't care about anything but getting his. He will be remembered for nothing, he accomplished nothing. It's a team sport Mellow

  • I watched 20 seconds into the video and stopped it. The problem with Stephen A’s logic is that Carmelo does not shoot the three well and does not play defense so while he may be a better individual player as far as his overall skill set goes he does not do the things well that modern NBA teams look for and covet. End of discussion

  • Forget lebron. Carmelo has enough clout to get himself signed, front offices are just not willing to take a chance on him for whatever reason. Maybe that Billups interview was a eye opener

  • Jesus, all he has to do is try on the defensive end! When your plus/minus is -24, you do not deserve to be on any team! If you score 20, but give up 44, you actually suck!

  • The Carmelo can still play better than 80% of the NBA still. The man can shoot.

  • Ever since they moved to L.A. from Minneapolis, the Lakers have continued to gerrymander the NBA with backing from the networks and the league. Wilt, Kareem, Shaq, Pau Gasol, Lebron, etc.The Lakers are the Yankees of the NBA. Why on earth would any true sports fan want to see this crap played out year after year? Musical superstars sent to big market franchises with the rest of the league playing the part of the Washington Generals...

  • I totally agree Carmelo Anthony is a great player. We all know that !

  • Cant wait for the season to start so we can stop talking about Carmelo his game is outdated this aint the days where the scores are 67 -70 with 5 min left in the 4th qtr & you jab step 20 seconds off the shot clock smh pre-historic ass dinosaur forget Melo

  • To many chances didn’t work hard

  • Keep away from caramelo. He's a cancer.

  • LeGM should just get it over with

  • if melo could take the Manu route... just be a bench player. melo already hof. just be a bench player

  • wellp

  • Toast 2 eggs sunny side up

  • It’s lame how the nba just dnt let players play and deal with the business aspects and politics outside of b-ball y’all are literally fucking up these players lives 🤘🐍🖖🏿

  • Bruh did Melo hit Max baby moms or sumn? He is super salty at him. Acts like he just ain’t got talent. Like he didn’t score 61 at MSG. Put some respect on my mans name. You just gotta stop hating eventually. Put him on any team and treat him right. He’s putting up 20+ a game.

  • Look,I dont give a shit about how Melo has to live with the choices he made. He bounced his ass around the league and is set financially for life. He's an entertainer and he got paid well for his services. Nobody owes him shit and ain't nobody going to reach out for sympathy and Melo shouldn't want anyone to. Move the fuck on. His story and energy has exhausted the shit out of me.

  • I know ESPN old asses didn’t put clout in the title 😂😂😂

  • Stephen A Smith is stating the obvious once again. Of course LeBron has the clout but who gives a fuck? Nobody wants him on their team.

  • This is bullshit!! .. It's not Lebron's responsibility to get Carmelo a job!! .. this shit is way outta hand!!

  • LaBron James you should let camelo Anthony join the Lakers

  • It's not about who's better it's about who fits. How is he Blackballed when he declined teams because "dey wasn't makin da playoffs"? Think before you speak casual

  • CARMELO ANTHONY and COLIN KAEPERNICK are in similar situations...... Both getting BLACK BALLED !!!!!

  • Its not LeBron's job to get Melo on a team the fuck

  • someone needs to bust Lebrown’s balls.

  • HE MAY HAVE DA CLOUT, BUT NO BALLS!!

  • Lebron Scared That Mello Will Out Shine Him... Research!!!

  • Bro how tf isn’t melo good enough to make a 9 man rotation get tf out of here please

  • Melo had his opportunity to join LeBron and Wade in Miami, it was not supposed to be Bosh. Melo chose the money which I knock no one for getting paid but maybe LeBron who took less money to go to Miami because he wanted to win felt Melo cared more about money then winning so know maybe LeBron doesn't want to play with him, period.

  • Real shit Stephen A.

  • that molly girl got fired? finally

  • We don't want Melo on the Lakers! He play the up and down game plus defense is not in his DNA!

  • Nobody deserves anything but respect and love to a degree. Melo has to know why he has been almost ostracized from the league. We don't know the owners or what those conversations are though and something is amiss.

  • So then why isn’t he on a team IF THERE ISNT 450 OTHER PLAYERS BETTER THAN HIM .?!?!?Is LBJ suppose to Talk Melo Back Into The League.???!??

  • He said clout I’m done

  • Stephen A makes Max eat his words

  • "The game is more efficient now." SMH does Max know what the definition of efficient is? With so many one and done players & wannabe carbon copy teams jacking up three balls, I truly would refrain from calling today's NBA league efficient.

  • i don't think any of the contenders will pick up Melo. they want 3 & D guys. but i'm not sure why some of the weaker teams are not going after Melo. anyways its not Lebron's job to facilitate a pity signing

  • and Micheal Jordan owns a NBA team and also sponsors Carmelo Antony! why not pick him up?

    • @George Cobi Oh no nobody would ever place the blame on their precious Michael Jordan it would blasphemous smh MJ stans make me sick

    • George Cobi can’t*

    • George Cobi the man isn’t in the league rn! You can say what team is relevant and what isn’t. He has to be on a team period.

    • Prince Mehrok the hornets are irrelevant

  • i ll love melo to lakers! hes a friend of lebron and please give people a real chance,hes got what it takes, hes still a best that 50pct ofnba guys

  • WIt wait wait I’m a melo fan but remember when melo in a pres conference turned to a teammate and said”yo (so and so) they want me to come off the bench” and laughed so yea he implied he wouldn’t come off..

  • Even when Bron doesn't do anything wrong he's doing something wrong smmfh

  • Yea, I am sure there are NOT 450 players better than Melo in the world but that’s not the point. You know how many times I am at the gym and I am captain and I DONT take the best guy available first? Yea I’d openly admit he is the best at the gym but he’s not the best for my team and what I’m trying to do. I pick the players that I know mix well together, hustle, and don’t take bad shots. Almost every time I’ll be on the court all night while the “best” player is continually getting picked up by the team who has next cause he continually loses. I fully understand this may not be the best analogy but I am just trying to play Devils Advocate.

  • Once again not-so-smart Stephen A. Smith is making a logical fallacy. Basketball is a team game. There are literally thousands of basketball players who are not in the NBA, but individually better than some of the 450 current NBA players. The reason why Melo not playing in the NBA now is not because he ranks below 450, but because he won't make any team better by joining at this point. Period. His defensive liability got much bigger by his fading offensive power. He has proven over and over that he is a ball stopper and all he knows and is good at is iso.

  • Wtf would the Lakers want Carmelo? That's ridiculous.

  • Sign and play please

  • I bet SAS wouldn't want the knicks to sign melo.....again.

  • Vince Carter should come out and give sagely advice to Melo about the adjustment.

  • Bruh he's not old. If the NBA just want shooters lol any team should get him

  • I blessed you guys that's it 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🥶🥶

  • If Melo wants to be in BIG 3 team then simply just call Ice Cube! lol

  • Steven A helping melo out more then anybody

  • Did Stephen A just say CLOUT multiple times😂😂😂

  • SAS is still FOS...He asking LeBron to do what he won’t...he still employs Molly ... nuff said

  • Anyone! >> molly.

  • Melo admitted that he needed to mature but yet Max doesn't think its enough unless he accepts a bench role! Max is wrong with his analysis trying to turn a superstar into a specialist overnight. Melo averaged: Superstar - 2004 - 2017 (25ppg) Third Option in OKC - 2018 averaging 16ppg Houston - 2019 (13 ppg) I'm not sure how Max and others can expect him to go from superstar Melo to benchwarmer in one year. Doesn't matter what flaws he has, you can't expect him to change his role that quickly without even giving him a couple years to figure it out.

  • Listening to Max Kellerman is like listening to nails on a chalkboard

  • True

  • melo choose money over joining forces with bron and wade and now bron owes him a favour......REEAAAAAALLY