The fact that Carmelo Anthony is a free agent is a mystery to some.  Especially when he’s banana boat buddies with one of the most powerful men in the NBA, LeBron James.

LeBron getting the Lakers to sign Melo is not as easy as it sounds. 

According to his former teammate Kendrick Perkins, LeBron tried to get the Cavaliers to sign Anthony and was denied several times.

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