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CJ McCollum Promises to Keep Carmelo Anthony’s ‘Legacy’ Alive For Years on End

CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony

In their second season together at the Portland Trail Blazers, CJ McCollum seems to enjoy life with Carmelo Anthony. CJ heaped in the praises for the 10-time all-star. While Melo has had his fair share of critics over the years, CJ applauded his leadership both on and off the court.

Carmelo Anthony’s time with the Portland Trail Blazers has been a story of triumph. Just over a year ago, Anthony was considered down and out. In the end, Melo was able to prove his doubters wrong.

While many consider Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum as the most underappreciated superstar in the NBA, considering he has zero all-star appearances till date. It is quite relatable to the career of Melo, who has often been underappreciated throughout his career. CJ expressed his admiration for the veteran “You are talking about a first ballot hall of famer guy, 18 years he has hit big shots and has played in playoff games.”

The guard continued to praise the leadership of the veteran “Just his presence in the locker room or on the court, you have to respect what he does out there. I think he has done a lot for us on the court and off the court and we continue to try to keep his legacy alive.”

Can CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony finally win their first NBA title?

Carmelo Anthony, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum

Carmelo Anthony (left), Damian Lillard (middle) and CJ McCollum (right) Credits: Getty Images

Considering how competitive the Western Conference has been this season, it is highly unlikely. With Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum on the court, Portland boasts one of the best backcourt duos in the league. And with Melo taking in a more secondary role, he adds some much-needed experience and depth off the bench.

Lakers, Clippers, Utah will be the favorites from the West. But on their day, Portland can trouble anyone. A championship will be a much-needed addition to Melo’s legacy. Portland fans will be hoping that CJ and Melo will be able to deliver the goods, come playoff time.


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