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Kendrick Perkins Reveals Cavaliers Wouldn't Sign Carmelo Anthony Despite LeBron's Request

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20:  LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets wait for and inbound at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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LeBron James' pull with his team's front office has caused NBA fans to call him "LeGM" from time to time, but it turns out that The King doesn't always get what he wants.

James' former teammate Kendrick Perkins revealed that LeBron tried getting Carmelo Anthony to Cleveland with him, but the front office didn't agree with the idea.

Anthony, of course, is still without an NBA contract, and many fans are wondering how he can't crack a 15-man roster. The Lakers were brought up as a potential destination for Melo, but LA is more occupied with finding a DeMarcus Cousins replacement right now. Whether LeBron wants his banana boat buddy to be a part of the Lakers' title chase remains to be seen.

Perkins never specified when LeBron wanted the Cavs' front office to go get Melo, but it could be after the 2017 NBA Finals, when Cleveland came up short to Golden State, Melo asked to be traded from the Knicks and Perkins was on the Cavs' roster.

Former first-round pick and current Big3 player Royce White is the latest player to vocalize support for Melo, but also torched the Lakers and poor Jared Dudley in the process.

With each passing day, it looks like the league has given up on Melo and will to deny him a farewell tour he may or may not want.