Carmelo Anthony Recalls How LeBron James Saved His Life In Bahamas: "He's Swimming With The Other Arm And He Carrying Me With One"

Published July 20, 2021 at 8:00

Last year in a conference call with ESPN, LeBron James told the story of him saving Carmelo Anthony.

The banana boat crew - LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul all went on the trip together. They went snorkeling and as they were exploring the ocean, things got frightening. Carmelo Anthony was missing when they all got back to their boat.

James had a quick reaction, didn't think twice and jump back in to search for Carmelo Anthony

"I just knew that he was not back in the boat with the rest of us, so I went out looking for him. And through the grace of God and through strength and not being afraid of the water, I was able to help him back to the boat. It was the only thing that was on my mind at that point and time, was getting my brother back to the boat." James said.

This year Carmelo recalled the story in a conversation with Dwyane Wade.

"I look up, the current is taking me in the middle of the ocean, like opposite from the boat... and it was windy. All type of s--- was going through my head, I'm gonna be honest with you. And then I look up at the boat and I see Bron. Bron jumps off the boat like he is MacGyver. He was bringing me back with one arm. He's swimming with the other arm and he carrying me with one."

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