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.