Carmelo Anthony
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Carmelo Anthony lately shared an interesting story on how Michael Jordan chose him over LeBron James to represent Jordan brand.

“People don’t know my first year I was signed to Nike. Right? I didn’t have a signature shoe because the brand at that point in time I was the first signature athlete,” Melo said.

“I remember there wasn’t a plan at that point in time. But LeBron was at Nike, and MJ stepped up and said, ‘Look, I’ll pay half, Nike pay half. Look, I’ll take Melo, y’all got LeBron, Converse got D-Wade and Bosh.’ My first sneaker I ever played in with Jordan was a 16.5 or some s**t like that. And I remember … in preseason, the sneaker came off … I’m not playing in another retro again,” he remembered.