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VIDEO: LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony Embrace Ahead of Blazers-Lakers Clash

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony hug ahead of Blazers-Lakers
LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony hug ahead of Blazers-Lakers

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have come a long way since being picked first and third respectively in the 2003 NBA Draft. And while Melo's NBA career has been vastly different than James', the two have remained close friends. Well, with Anthony back in the league and on the Trail Blazers, the pair crossed paths once again on Friday night. LeBron and Melo embraced in a hug prior to tip-off at Moda Center.

If that doesn't put a smile on your face we don't know what will. LeBron and Melo are two of the league's most iconic stars of the past decade and a half, and it's great to see them squaring off on the court once more.