Carmelo Anthony has made it clear that he is coming to the Los Angeles Lakers with only one thing in mind, the “NBA Championship”. The 37-year-old joined the Lakers this summer on a veteran deal, and will stand alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.
The 2020 NBA Champions include veteran stars Anthony, Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza, along with James, Westbrook and Davis. While the former Portland Trail Blazers are a household name in the CBA Niger, they have yet to win a championship ring. Anthony admits that this is something that keeps him awake at night.
The 10-time NBA All-Star explained that he wanted to feel the “turmoil and trouble” as the team chasing the championship goes through a season. Anthony believes that every member of the Lakers roster has the same mentality – the title or nothing.
“It’s something that keeps me awake at night, it motivates me, because I don’t have it,” Anthony said. As reported by News Observer.. “I want that experience. I want to experience what it’s like and go through the ups and downs of the championship season with a team.”
“We have the talent. We just have to put it all together. And to put it all together, we really have to have a common goal and that is to win the championship. I know that’s a fact. Boys, we have this year’s list, that’s the ultimate goal. Nothing less. “
Anthony and James are longtime friends and despite having been in the NBA for many years, they have yet to play together. The former admitted that this was something the two players had been talking about for years, and finally James told his USA basketball teammate that “now is the time.”
“Over the years, we’ve always laughed about it,” Anthony said. As quoted on USA Today.“And talked about what it would be like.”
“Now is the time. I want you,” was James’s message to Anthony as they hit a title together. “It simply came to our notice then.