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

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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  • There’s not 100 players better than Melo and you can make a strong case for top 50

    Drew MeyerDrew MeyerAylar önce
  • Max you gunna have to address your statements 😭😭😭.

    O NO N2 aylar önce
  • Bruh Melo the NBA is not the only league in the world. Go make money somewhere else. I bet they'll appreciate your talent.

    Eduardo PerezEduardo Perez5 aylar önce
  • 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

    Jake RamzyJake Ramzy5 aylar önce
  • 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

    Will HopsonWill Hopson5 aylar önce
  • 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

    Skens SaintginatSkens Saintginat5 aylar önce
  • 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!

    Johnny O'ConnorJohnny O'Connor5 aylar önce
  • The Carmelo can still play better than 80% of the NBA still. The man can shoot.

    Deuteronomy 6:4Deuteronomy 6:45 aylar önce
  • 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...

    obbor4obbor45 aylar önce
  • I totally agree Carmelo Anthony is a great player. We all know that !

    The big book of salesThe big book of sales5 aylar önce
  • 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

    Ultimate WarriorUltimate Warrior5 aylar önce
  • To many chances didn’t work hard

    I am Kobe jrI am Kobe jr5 aylar önce
  • Keep away from caramelo. He's a cancer.

    Duyan TsoDuyan Tso5 aylar önce
  • LeGM should just get it over with

    Jamaikanerin Jacquelin.Jamaikanerin Jacquelin.5 aylar önce
  • if melo could take the Manu route... just be a bench player. melo already hof. just be a bench player

    mm mmmm mm5 aylar önce
  • wellp

    Devon andrewssDevon andrewss5 aylar önce
  • Toast 2 eggs sunny side up

    davidtorres743davidtorres7435 aylar önce
  • 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 🤘🐍🖖🏿

  • 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.

    Sean BelcherSean Belcher5 aylar önce
  • 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.

    Boss Hog ZoomerBoss Hog Zoomer5 aylar önce
  • I know ESPN old asses didn’t put clout in the title 😂😂😂

    APEXxAPEXx5 aylar önce
  • 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.

    ThePrufessaThePrufessa5 aylar önce
  • This is bullshit!! .. It's not Lebron's responsibility to get Carmelo a job!! .. this shit is way outta hand!!

    thatsjas2thatsjas25 aylar önce
  • LaBron James you should let camelo Anthony join the Lakers

    Adegboyega OlatunjiAdegboyega Olatunji5 aylar önce
  • 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

    IG: confused_melo For FACTS #GingaIG: confused_melo For FACTS #Ginga5 aylar önce
  • CARMELO ANTHONY and COLIN KAEPERNICK are in similar situations...... Both getting BLACK BALLED !!!!!

    Bryant MungoBryant Mungo5 aylar önce
  • Its not LeBron's job to get Melo on a team the fuck

    Juicemane SantanaJuicemane Santana5 aylar önce
  • someone needs to bust Lebrown’s balls.

    MiketheYung GodMiketheYung God5 aylar önce

    Ed NegEd Neg5 aylar önce
  • Lebron Scared That Mello Will Out Shine Him... Research!!!

    JayeteknologyJayeteknology5 aylar önce
  • Bro how tf isn’t melo good enough to make a 9 man rotation get tf out of here please

    ChaseAPlate LIVEChaseAPlate LIVE5 aylar önce
  • 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.

    Robert BRobert B5 aylar önce
  • Real shit Stephen A.

    Chuck-300 Da RealestChuck-300 Da Realest5 aylar önce
  • that molly girl got fired? finally

    Elijah ChaElijah Cha5 aylar önce
  • We don't want Melo on the Lakers! He play the up and down game plus defense is not in his DNA!

    Quiet FuryQuiet Fury5 aylar önce
  • 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.

    Michael PowellMichael Powell5 aylar önce
  • 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.???!??

    Tru 602Tru 6025 aylar önce
  • He said clout I’m done

    Jeffrey AlvarezJeffrey Alvarez5 aylar önce
  • "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.

    multi150nycmulti150nyc5 aylar önce
  • 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

    j howlettj howlett5 aylar önce
  • and Micheal Jordan owns a NBA team and also sponsors Carmelo Antony! why not pick him up?

    Prince Mehrok -MDPrince Mehrok -MD5 aylar önce
    • @George Cobi Oh no nobody would ever place the blame on their precious Michael Jordan it would blasphemous smh MJ stans make me sick

      Ultimate WarriorUltimate Warrior5 aylar önce
    • George Cobi can’t*

      Prince Mehrok -MDPrince Mehrok -MD5 aylar önce
    • 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.

      Prince Mehrok -MDPrince Mehrok -MD5 aylar önce
    • Prince Mehrok the hornets are irrelevant

      George CobiGeorge Cobi5 aylar önce
  • 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

    MehdingMehding5 aylar önce
  • 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..

    D CarvD Carv5 aylar önce
  • Even when Bron doesn't do anything wrong he's doing something wrong smmfh

    MosMoneyENTMosMoneyENT5 aylar önce
  • 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.

    AnthonyRisingAnthonyRising5 aylar önce
  • 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.

    Danny DanDanny Dan5 aylar önce
  • Wtf would the Lakers want Carmelo? That's ridiculous.

    Ben MercerBen Mercer5 aylar önce
  • Sign and play please

    Chris BlazekChris Blazek5 aylar önce
  • I bet SAS wouldn't want the knicks to sign melo.....again.

    ShinShin5 aylar önce
  • Vince Carter should come out and give sagely advice to Melo about the adjustment.

    Jeffie DJeffie D5 aylar önce
  • Bruh he's not old. If the NBA just want shooters lol any team should get him

    Quinn RobinsonQuinn Robinson5 aylar önce
  • I blessed you guys that's it 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🥶🥶

    CjCj5 aylar önce
  • If Melo wants to be in BIG 3 team then simply just call Ice Cube! lol

    PhantomMatrixPhantomMatrix5 aylar önce
  • Steven A helping melo out more then anybody

    Red 21Red 215 aylar önce
  • Did Stephen A just say CLOUT multiple times😂😂😂

    Bailen GaneshappaBailen Ganeshappa5 aylar önce
  • SAS is still FOS...He asking LeBron to do what he won’t...he still employs Molly ... nuff said

    Brad MasonBrad Mason5 aylar önce
  • Anyone! >> molly.

    Miguel GarciaMiguel Garcia5 aylar önce
  • 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.

    ApplejaxxApplejaxx5 aylar önce
  • Listening to Max Kellerman is like listening to nails on a chalkboard

    GottagotomoesGottagotomoes5 aylar önce
  • True

    T JayT Jay5 aylar önce
  • melo choose money over joining forces with bron and wade and now bron owes him a favour......REEAAAAAALLY

    21st century things21st century things5 aylar önce
  • IDC what nobody says Lebron has didnt a lot for people i mean a lot created a school for kids and much more!!! But too act like you dont see a person you can into the NBA with get opt/out of it... Is Insane, I wonder why....tho

    Ronell ChatmanRonell Chatman5 aylar önce
  • Stop sucking his dick Stephen A.

    Ernesto CruzErnesto Cruz5 aylar önce
  • advanced numbers show Melo is a 6th man whos been a number 1 guy for a long time

    Fernando FuerteFernando Fuerte5 aylar önce
  • This is true... Lebron should definitely push for Melo... Melo is a great scorer and could replace a key player if injured

  • “Lebron uses his clout to get his guys signed” - media kills him “Lebron doesn’t use his clout to get his guys and lets management do its thing” - Media kills him Damned if you do damned if you don’t

    ZainZain5 aylar önce
  • Craptors are going to need a scorer this season with Kawhi gone and Lowry super inconsistent, siakam unproven.

    Alex DidekAlex Didek5 aylar önce
  • I made a video on how to play with Lebron and Anthony Davis in 2k

    Playboi PoloPlayboi Polo5 aylar önce
  • Stephen A needs to shut the hell up. Carmelo offers nothing to an NBA team even if he does have a bit of talent left. Cp3 did the same thing for Carmelo and it was a disaster. Carmelo is a grown ass man and it's his own responsibility to get a job.

    Bruno CabocloBruno Caboclo5 aylar önce
  • After a lifetime of watching basketball, there is one inexplicable phenomenon that I have seen over and over, certain players are, quite simply, a cancer. Carmelo is one such player. If he was good enough to play in the NBA, he would have an offer,,,he doesn't. Of course Lebron could pull a string, he doesn't. Melo is a terrible 3D guy and the game has evolved well past his isolation paradigm. Melo chose the money, now the NBA chooses not to sign Melo, cest la vie.

    TandemKnightsTandemKnights5 aylar önce
LeBron has the clout to get Carmelo Anthony signed - Stephen A. | First Take