LeBron James on playing against Carmelo Anthony again: “It’s great to be able to compete and just be on the same floor, period”

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Carmelo Anthony scored 15 points (on 4-13 shooting), grabbed three rebounds, handed out an assist, and tallied three steals in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 113-136 loss over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at Moda Center. Anthony moved up on the NBA all-time list for free-throws made, surpassing Lakers’ legend Shaquille O’Neal.

The Blazers dropped to 9-14, whereas the Lakers improved to 20-3.

After the game, LeBron James talked on his 2003 Draft rival Carmelo Anthony:

“It’s always special. I can’t even lie. It’s always special to be on the floor with a brother of mine. “We got so much history. We’ve been competing for a long time, we’ve been on the same team with the Olympics and then just our brotherhood. That’s my brother, man. It’s always great to be able to compete and just be on the same floor, period. No matter if it’s, like I said, with Team USA, when we’re teammates or just competing on our respective clubs,” James said, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.