When LeBron James and the Lakers have been matched up with the Portland Path Blazers within the first spherical of the NBA playoffs, followers have been excited. It is simple to see why this was the case because the Path Blazers have gamers like Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and even Carmelo Anthony who LeBron was drafted with. LeBron and Melo have essentially the most historical past right here and followers wished to see how these two veterans and mates would stack up in opposition to each other.

Whereas the Blazers took Sport 1, it grew to become clear quickly after that LeBron is solely on one other degree. The Lakers received four-straight video games together with the sequence clincher final evening. LeBron scored a whopping 36 factors whereas Melo put up 27. It was an incredible evening of basketball and after the sport, LeBron and Melo shared a touching second as they hugged it out.

Melo and LeBron have been by so much collectively, particularly this previous week as each males have been key voices all through the temporary NBA boycott. Over the course of the sequence, LeBron and Melo guarded one another which led to a matchup that stuffed followers with the entire early and mid-2000s nostalgia you may ever probably need.

Shifting ahead, the Blazers shall be exiting the Orlando Bubble because the Lakers will now face both the Houston Rockets or the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.