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Lakeers coach praises Carmelo Anthony following LeBron James incident

Lakeers coach praises Carmelo Anthony following LeBron James incident

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  • Lakers
Nov 23
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony garnered praise from his coach after speaking up following LeBron James ejection due to an altercation with Isaiah Steward during the Lakers 121-116 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

“I just felt like we needed to all come together, we needed to believe in the bigger picture,” Anthony said on a video conference call Monday. “And I think at that moment, the way I was just able to grab everybody’s attention in that moment, we were looking for something like that. And last night, it just so happened to be me. Tomorrow, it might be somebody else. But at that moment last night, it was time for something to be said to kind of just get the car rolling. We needed that.”

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel was proud of Anthony’s gesture and contribution on and off the court.

“Melo has been great for us,” Vogel said Sunday after the game. “I can’t say that strongly enough. He really has been a champion for all the causes of what we’re trying to get done. The defensive commitment and buy-in, to trying to play for each other. … He was the one that spoke up, along with others, to say that we can’t let this turn out to be a loss. Like, we got to rally around this. So, credit to him.”

James will serve his first-ever suspension after 19 seasons in the NBA during Tuesday’s game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

  • LeBron James

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . Nicknamed "King James",

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  • Carmelo Anthony

    Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association .

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  • Isaiah Stewart

    Isaiah Stewart II is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association . He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies.

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  • Detroit Pistons

    The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team based in Detroit.

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