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Carmelo Anthony Selects An All-Time 12-Man Lineup: LeBron James Is With The Second Unit

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Carmelo Anthony has had a long and successful NBA career. There's no question that he is one of the most respected veterans in the league, and that he's seen and played with a lot of great players as well.

On a recent episode of the Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast, Carmelo Anthony was asked to select an all-time lineup of 12 different players. Of course, there are a lot of great players that Carmelo Anthony could have picked from. He ended up going with Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, himself, Kevin Garnett, and Hakeem Olajuwon as his starting lineup. His bench unit featured Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Shaquille O'Neal with Julius Erving and Allen Iverson getting the last two spots. (18:15)

Ah s*it, I hate this question. 12 players? Magic. Kobe. Me. KG. Olajuwon. Meanest footwork in the game, ever. I'm a CP fan... MJ is above the game... DWade. LeBron. KD. Shaq. My last two... AI. I gotta put somebody in there that I'm a fan of. I'm a Dr J. fan.

A lot of the selections on Carmelo Anthony's all-time team make sense, as those are some all-time greats of the game. All of these players are in the pantheon of legends,  though Carmelo Anthony notably refused to put in Jordan because he is "above the game". There are many people who think and speak about Michael Jordan with that level of respect, including Michael Jordan's own teammates. LeBron James is with the second unit, though it makes sense that Carmelo Anthony would start himself at small forward, and he was certainly a good SF in his own right during his prime. 

Carmelo Anthony will join the Hall of Fame at the end of his career, and he has an outstanding individual resume. He will have a chance to add a championship to that resume if the Los Angeles Lakers win it all, and he will likely be an important piece for them to be able to do so.