Enjoy the LeBron James-Carmelo Anthony Matchups While You Still Can

November 4th, 2015 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »

Was 2003 really 12 years ago?

As LeBron James gets his chance to tie Carmelo Anthony in regular-season head-to-head victories when the Cleveland Cavaliers host the New York Knicks on Wednesday, November 4, we can't help but remember that fateful summer when the NBA was blessed with two future Hall of Famers, and friends, who would change the landscape for multiple franchises.

LeBron James of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, and Carmelo Anthony, a freshman at Syracuse University, would go No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, in a star-studded draft, instantly breathing fresh air into the previously lifeless Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets.

Those two teenagers, with seemingly limitless potential and an abundance of athleticism, have grown up to thrill us with their matchups over the past decade-plus.

But nothing lasts forever.

While both are still playing at a high level, how much longer can these titanic clashes truly last, and is the appeal already fading?

Now in their 30s, we need to cherish LeBron vs. Carmelo even more while we still can.


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