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LeBron James admits it’s ‘always special’ playing against Carmelo Anthony

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony faced each other for the 34th time in their NBA careers on Friday.

James and the Lakers defeated Melo and the Blazers. LeBron is now 20-14 against his best friend in the NBA.

After the game, James said it’s “always special” to play against Anthony.

“It’s always special,” James said, via ESPN. “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.”

As we all know, James and Anthony are brothers off the court. Their relationship goes all the way back to 2001. Both LeBron and Melo will be first-ballot Hall of Famers one day. It’s incredible they were part of the same draft class and are still playing today.

Anthony is averaging 16.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in nine games with the Blazers, while LeBron is putting up 25.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 10.7 assists for the Lakers.