LeBron James Dismisses Questions About Carmelo Anthony Joining The Lakers

 "I have no idea to be honest, that’s not a question to ask me."

With Carmelo Anthony’s recent departure from the Houston Rockets, there is no telling as of yet where he’ll go next. While the potential of him signing with the Los Angeles Lakers to play with longtime friend LeBron James is exciting, James isn’t too sure.

In a recent interview with Spectrum Sportsnet when asked about Melo possibly joining the team, James responded: "I have no idea to be honest, that’s not a question to ask me,"  he said. "Right now, we have 15 rosters spots right? We don’t have a roster spot open right now, so that's not a question for myself."

Anthony left The Rockets just after playing 10 games to start the season. Because of his short stint with the team, following a season with the Oklahoma City Thunder that ended with a first round playoff exit, he's currently looking for other landing spots. Some pundits are encouraging him to retire, but the 10-time NBA All-Star appears to still want to find a team to contribute to.

While James doesn't have much to say about Melo joining the team, he's definitely been more vocal in other ways. Shut Up And Dribble, his Jemele Hill-narrated documentary series about the history basketball players' involvement in social jutsice, recently premiered on Showtime. He has been also spotted wearing black t-shirts with the word "Enough" emblazoned on them as a form of protest against gun violence, and has recently told ESPN,

“It’s just how can you be comfortable with sending your kids to school or sending them to church or sending them to the movies or sending them to the mall?” He questioned. “Those are kind of like the great havens when I was growing up: school, church, go to the mall, go to a sporting event. That was like heaven. And it’s kind of scary at this point and time.”

Watch LeBron talk about Melo and The Los Angeles Lakers in the video above.

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The Roc-A-Fella cofounder also addressed his new company on Instagram, noting that it was his first time backing an artist since Kanye West nearly 20 years ago. "The last 2 projects I’ve done was College Dropout and Late Registration," he wrote. "After such a long time away I’ve decided to jump back in with someone who I believe will be equally as impactful and change the game and be a HUGE brand with the music being the core of the business. @saintjhn made the decision easy for me because it’s very rare you come across talent like his. I’m BACK!!!!"

SAINt JHN is a singer-songwriter and rapper. He has previously written songs for Usher, Jidenna, and others. He also released his first album under his current moniker in Mar. 2018, entitled Collection One.

Be on the look out for what's to come from Biggs' Circle of Success company and SAINt JHN.

 

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The last 2 projects I’ve done was College Dropout and Late registration. After such a long time away I’ve decided to jump back in with someone who I believe will be equally as impactful and change the game and be a HUGE brand with the music being the core of the business. @saintjhn made the decision easy for me because it’s very rare you come across talent like his. I’m BACK!!!! #circleofsuccess #management Full story in my bio...

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Daniel Kaluuya And Lakeith Stanfield To Star In Fred Hampton Movie

Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are reportedly being considered for roles in the upcoming film, Jesus Was My Homeboy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie, which will be produced by Ryan Coogler and distributed by Warner Bros., will depict the assassination of Black Panther activist Fred Hampton.

If the ink dries on the deal, Kaluuya will play Hampton. Stanfield will play William O’Neal, the FBI informant who went undercover and infiltrated the Black Panthers in order to obtain information that assisted in Hampton's assassination. Jesus Was My Homeboy will look at the rise and death of Hampton through the perspective of FBI informant O'Neal.

As previously noted, Fred Hampton was an activist and organizer of the Black Panther Party who quickly climbed the ranks to become its chairman of the Illinois chapter and deputy chairman. He was murdered in 1969 at the age of 21, by a tactical unit with orders from the FBI and Chicago Police Department.

Shaka King will reportedly direct the film and and produce from a script he wrote with Will Berson. Jesus Was My Homeboy does not have a release date at this time.

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HBO Releases 'Leaving Neverland' Trailer And March Premiere Date

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Watch the trailer below ahead of its two-night premiere on March 3-4.

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