Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James told Rachel Nichols of ESPN that "it would be great to have Carmelo Anthony be on the Lakers" in an interview that aired Monday.
The full question and answer regarding the response is below via an ESPN transcript.
"The same night that you talked about Anthony Davis, you also said that 'obviously' you wanna play with Carmelo Anthony at some point in your career," Nichols asked. "What do you think it is like to be the general manager of a team you're on and wake up the next morning to all those quotes?"
James offered the following response:
"I don't know. I mean, listen, it's just my opinion. But it's not like I lit a fire in anybody's ass. It's just my opinion. People ask me questions, 'Hey, how do you feel …' and you know, I think it would it be great to have Carmelo Anthony be on the Lakers. I believe Melo can still play the game. I believe I can help Melo. I know Melo better than Melo knows himself at times, and vice versa. So if the opportunity presents itself I would welcome it. That's what it all boils down to."