LeBron has the clout to get Carmelo Anthony signed - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published on Aug 22, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith appreciates former NBA player Royce White saying Carmelo Anthony deserves to be on a roster, agreeing that LeBron James has significant clout and could vouch for Carmelo signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. However, Stephen A. adds that NBA executives would rather not sign Melo at all than have him riding the bench.
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  • Eduardo Perez
    Eduardo Perez 4 days ago +1

    Bruh Melo the NBA is not the only league in the world. Go make money somewhere else. I bet they'll appreciate your talent.

  • Jake Ramzy
    Jake Ramzy 10 days ago

    Mellow isn't a good role model to younger guys, he's selfish and doesn't care about anything but getting his. He will be remembered for nothing, he accomplished nothing. It's a team sport Mellow

  • Will Hopson
    Will Hopson 14 days ago

    I watched 20 seconds into the video and stopped it. The problem with Stephen A’s logic is that Carmelo does not shoot the three well and does not play defense so while he may be a better individual player as far as his overall skill set goes he does not do the things well that modern NBA teams look for and covet. End of discussion

  • Skens Saintginat
    Skens Saintginat 18 days ago

    Forget lebron. Carmelo has enough clout to get himself signed, front offices are just not willing to take a chance on him for whatever reason. Maybe that Billups interview was a eye opener

  • Johnny O'Connor
    Johnny O'Connor 19 days ago

    Jesus, all he has to do is try on the defensive end! When your plus/minus is -24, you do not deserve to be on any team! If you score 20, but give up 44, you actually suck!

  • Deuteronomy 6:4
    Deuteronomy 6:4 20 days ago

    The Carmelo can still play better than 80% of the NBA still. The man can shoot.

  • obbor4
    obbor4 20 days ago

    Ever since they moved to L.A. from Minneapolis, the Lakers have continued to gerrymander the NBA with backing from the networks and the league. Wilt, Kareem, Shaq, Pau Gasol, Lebron, etc.The Lakers are the Yankees of the NBA. Why on earth would any true sports fan want to see this crap played out year after year? Musical superstars sent to big market franchises with the rest of the league playing the part of the Washington Generals...

  • The big book of sales
    The big book of sales 20 days ago

    I totally agree
    Carmelo Anthony is a great player.
    We all know that !

  • Ultimate Warrior
    Ultimate Warrior 21 day ago

    Cant wait for the season to start so we can stop talking about Carmelo his game is outdated this aint the days where the scores are 67 -70 with 5 min left in the 4th qtr & you jab step 20 seconds off the shot clock smh pre-historic ass dinosaur forget Melo

  • Thrasher Hooker
    Thrasher Hooker 21 day ago

    To many chances didn’t work hard

  • Duyan Tso
    Duyan Tso 22 days ago

    Keep away from caramelo. He's a cancer.

  • Jamaikanerin Jacquelin.

    LeGM should just get it over with

  • mm mm
    mm mm 22 days ago

    if melo could take the Manu route... just be a bench player. melo already hof. just be a bench player

  • Devon andrewss
    Devon andrewss 22 days ago


  • davidtorres743
    davidtorres743 22 days ago

    Toast 2 eggs sunny side up

  • Rico SCF
    Rico SCF 22 days ago

    It’s lame how the nba just dnt let players play and deal with the business aspects and politics outside of b-ball y’all are literally fucking up these players lives 🤘🐍🖖🏿

  • Sean Belcher
    Sean Belcher 22 days ago

    Bruh did Melo hit Max baby moms or sumn? He is super salty at him. Acts like he just ain’t got talent. Like he didn’t score 61 at MSG. Put some respect on my mans name. You just gotta stop hating eventually. Put him on any team and treat him right. He’s putting up 20+ a game.

  • Boss Hog Zoomer
    Boss Hog Zoomer 22 days ago

    Look,I dont give a shit about how Melo has to live with the choices he made. He bounced his ass around the league and is set financially for life. He's an entertainer and he got paid well for his services. Nobody owes him shit and ain't nobody going to reach out for sympathy and Melo shouldn't want anyone to. Move the fuck on. His story and energy has exhausted the shit out of me.

  • APEXx
    APEXx 22 days ago

    I know ESPN old asses didn’t put clout in the title 😂😂😂

  • ThePrufessa
    ThePrufessa 22 days ago

    Stephen A Smith is stating the obvious once again. Of course LeBron has the clout but who gives a fuck? Nobody wants him on their team.

  • thatsjas2
    thatsjas2 22 days ago

    This is bullshit!! .. It's not Lebron's responsibility to get Carmelo a job!! .. this shit is way outta hand!!

  • Adegboyega Olatunji
    Adegboyega Olatunji 22 days ago

    LaBron James you should let camelo Anthony join the Lakers

  • IG: confused_melo to see proof he is garbage #Ginga

    It's not about who's better it's about who fits.
    How is he Blackballed when he declined teams because "dey wasn't makin da playoffs"? Think before you speak casual

  • Bryant Mungo
    Bryant Mungo 22 days ago

    CARMELO ANTHONY and COLIN KAEPERNICK are in similar situations...... Both getting BLACK BALLED !!!!!

  • Juicemane Santana
    Juicemane Santana 22 days ago

    Its not LeBron's job to get Melo on a team the fuck

  • MiketheYung God
    MiketheYung God 22 days ago

    someone needs to bust Lebrown’s balls.

  • Ed Neg
    Ed Neg 23 days ago


  • Jayeteknology
    Jayeteknology 23 days ago

    Lebron Scared That Mello Will Out Shine Him... Research!!!

  • ChaseAPlate LIVE
    ChaseAPlate LIVE 23 days ago

    Bro how tf isn’t melo good enough to make a 9 man rotation get tf out of here please

  • Robert Berry
    Robert Berry 23 days ago

    Melo had his opportunity to join LeBron and Wade in Miami, it was not supposed to be Bosh. Melo chose the money which I knock no one for getting paid but maybe LeBron who took less money to go to Miami because he wanted to win felt Melo cared more about money then winning so know maybe LeBron doesn't want to play with him, period.

  • Chuck-300 Da Realest
    Chuck-300 Da Realest 23 days ago

    Real shit Stephen A.

  • Elijah Cha
    Elijah Cha 23 days ago

    that molly girl got fired? finally

  • Quiet Fury
    Quiet Fury 23 days ago

    We don't want Melo on the Lakers! He play the up and down game plus defense is not in his DNA!

  • Michael Powell
    Michael Powell 23 days ago

    Nobody deserves anything but respect and love to a degree. Melo has to know why he has been almost ostracized from the league. We don't know the owners or what those conversations are though and something is amiss.

  • Tru 602
    Tru 602 23 days ago

    So then why isn’t he on a team IF THERE ISNT 450 OTHER PLAYERS BETTER THAN HIM .?!?!?Is LBJ suppose to Talk Melo Back Into The League.???!??

  • Jeffrey Alvarez
    Jeffrey Alvarez 23 days ago

    He said clout I’m done

  • Goat'sOnly 407G
    Goat'sOnly 407G 23 days ago

    Stephen A makes Max eat his words

  • multi150nyc
    multi150nyc 23 days ago

    "The game is more efficient now." SMH does Max know what the definition of efficient is? With so many one and done players & wannabe carbon copy teams jacking up three balls, I truly would refrain from calling today's NBA league efficient.

  • j howlett
    j howlett 23 days ago

    i don't think any of the contenders will pick up Melo. they want 3 & D guys. but i'm not sure why some of the weaker teams are not going after Melo. anyways its not Lebron's job to facilitate a pity signing

  • Prince Mehrok
    Prince Mehrok 23 days ago +13

    and Micheal Jordan owns a NBA team and also sponsors Carmelo Antony! why not pick him up?

    • Ultimate Warrior
      Ultimate Warrior 21 day ago

      @George Cobi Oh no nobody would ever place the blame on their precious Michael Jordan it would blasphemous smh MJ stans make me sick

    • Prince Mehrok
      Prince Mehrok 22 days ago

      George Cobi can’t*

    • Prince Mehrok
      Prince Mehrok 22 days ago

      George Cobi the man isn’t in the league rn! You can say what team is relevant and what isn’t. He has to be on a team period.

    • George Cobi
      George Cobi 22 days ago

      Prince Mehrok the hornets are irrelevant

  • Mehding
    Mehding 23 days ago

    i ll love melo to lakers! hes a friend of lebron and please give people a real chance,hes got what it takes, hes still a best that 50pct ofnba guys

  • D Carv
    D Carv 23 days ago +1

    WIt wait wait I’m a melo fan but remember when melo in a pres conference turned to a teammate and said”yo (so and so) they want me to come off the bench” and laughed so yea he implied he wouldn’t come off..

  • MosMoneyENT
    MosMoneyENT 23 days ago +1

    Even when Bron doesn't do anything wrong he's doing something wrong smmfh

  • AnthonyRising
    AnthonyRising 24 days ago

    Yea, I am sure there are NOT 450 players better than Melo in the world but that’s not the point. You know how many times I am at the gym and I am captain and I DONT take the best guy available first? Yea I’d openly admit he is the best at the gym but he’s not the best for my team and what I’m trying to do. I pick the players that I know mix well together, hustle, and don’t take bad shots. Almost every time I’ll be on the court all night while the “best” player is continually getting picked up by the team who has next cause he continually loses. I fully understand this may not be the best analogy but I am just trying to play Devils Advocate.

  • Danny Dan
    Danny Dan 24 days ago

    Once again not-so-smart Stephen A. Smith is making a logical fallacy. Basketball is a team game. There are literally thousands of basketball players who are not in the NBA, but individually better than some of the 450 current NBA players. The reason why Melo not playing in the NBA now is not because he ranks below 450, but because he won't make any team better by joining at this point. Period. His defensive liability got much bigger by his fading offensive power. He has proven over and over that he is a ball stopper and all he knows and is good at is iso.

  • Ben Mercer
    Ben Mercer 24 days ago

    Wtf would the Lakers want Carmelo? That's ridiculous.

  • Chris Blazek
    Chris Blazek 24 days ago

    Sign and play please

  • Shinzy Pye
    Shinzy Pye 24 days ago

    I bet SAS wouldn't want the knicks to sign melo.....again.

  • Jeffie D
    Jeffie D 24 days ago

    Vince Carter should come out and give sagely advice to Melo about the adjustment.

  • Green Gainz
    Green Gainz 24 days ago

    Bruh he's not old. If the NBA just want shooters lol any team should get him

  • Cj
    Cj 24 days ago

    I blessed you guys that's it 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🥶🥶

  • PhantomMatrix
    PhantomMatrix 24 days ago

    If Melo wants to be in BIG 3 team then simply just call Ice Cube! lol

  • N.O.G B.H.B
    N.O.G B.H.B 24 days ago

    Steven A helping melo out more then anybody

  • Bailen Ganeshappa
    Bailen Ganeshappa 24 days ago

    Did Stephen A just say CLOUT multiple times😂😂😂

  • Brad Mason
    Brad Mason 24 days ago +1

    SAS is still FOS...He asking LeBron to do what he won’t...he still employs Molly ... nuff said

  • Miguel Garcia
    Miguel Garcia 24 days ago

    Anyone! >> molly.

  • Apple Dapple
    Apple Dapple 24 days ago

    Melo admitted that he needed to mature but yet Max doesn't think its enough unless he accepts a bench role! Max is wrong with his analysis trying to turn a superstar into a specialist overnight.

    Melo averaged:

    Superstar - 2004 - 2017 (25ppg)
    Third Option in OKC - 2018 averaging 16ppg
    Houston - 2019 (13 ppg)

    I'm not sure how Max and others can expect him to go from superstar Melo to benchwarmer in one year. Doesn't matter what flaws he has, you can't expect him to change his role that quickly without even giving him a couple years to figure it out.

  • Gottagotomoes
    Gottagotomoes 24 days ago

    Listening to Max Kellerman is like listening to nails on a chalkboard

  • T Jay
    T Jay 24 days ago


  • 21st century things
    21st century things 24 days ago +21

    melo choose money over joining forces with bron and wade and now bron owes him a favour......REEAAAAAALLY