How LeBron James saved Carmelo Anthony's life during infamous banana boat trip

Ross Houston
March 31, 2020

"As for these stories, so if my story is not told, thank God (Wade and Anthony) have succeeded - I have not", Milicic said, according to Google Translate.

"I don't know what I would've been if I would've went to Detroit", said Anthony. It also may explain why Carmelo was not actually in the iconic Banana Boat photo with Wade, Chris Paul, LeBron James and Wade's wife Gabrielle Union riding on the boat. It was my fault though, because I'm still trying to see the last little bit of the barracudas snorkeling and all that.


"He saved my life, he saved my life", Anthony echoed. Then I look up at the boat, and I see Bron jump off the boat like he's MacGyver.

Anthony came up from below the water only to notice that the current was taking him away from the boat. "And it was windy, there were all types of sh*t going on through my head, I'll be honest with you". But Melo didn't have to fret much as LeBron jumped in the water to grab Melo and swim him back to safety. "He's swimming with [one] arm and he's carrying me with the [other] arm". Listen, I've seen LeBron do lots of unbelievable things on the court. "He saved my life", he said with appreciation. "We're not kids, we're grown men, I hope you're mature enough to understand that life is full of rises and falls".


"He saved my life". I can't hold you.

Talk about a crisis averted.


On the basketball court, LeBron James is a hero to his fans because he led the LA Lakers to win after win. At this point, I don't know if there's anything this man can not do.

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