The epic battle between Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James has gone back and forth, and started when Melo was a scrappy short haired buck at Oak Hill, and Lebron a long hair high-flyer at St.Mary's.
No its not the other way around.
Carmelo's journey began at a Catholic School in Baltimore, Maryland where he was a instant star. During his senior year in High School, Anthony transferred to Oak Hill Academy where he became a McDonald's All American and a Parade All American.
From there he went on to Syracuse and led the Orange to a National Championship as a freshman.
In the 2003 NBA Draft, Melo was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 3rd overall pick.
So far, Carmelo Anthony has led the Nuggets to 5 playoff appearances in 5 years as a Pro.
Carmelo’s On Court Accomplishments including High School and Professional
College National Championship
Freshman of the year
Big East Freshman of the year
2nd team All American
NCAA All Final Four Team
2005 NBA All Third Team
2006 NBA All Third Team
USA Male Athlete of the Year 2006
USA Team Captain
Lebron James was a 2 Sport, All State Athlete Basketball and Football at St.Mary St.Vincent and led the Irish to 3 consecutive National Championships.
James was selected with the #1 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
So far, Lebron has led the Cavaliers to 3 playoff appearances.
Lebron James On Court Accomplishments including High School and Professional
High School Legend
McDonald's All American
3 Straight Title Division 3 Championships
ESPN aired High School Games
All USA Team
2008 NBA Scoring Champion
2004 Rookie of the Year
2004 ESPY Breakout Athlete Player
2005 NBA All Second Team
2006 NBA First Team
2007 NBA All Second Team
Eastern Conference Champions
Lebron's quotes were I want to become a Global Icon. Carmelo hasn't uttered those exact words but he's doing a heck of a job competing with him.
Now for the Global Icon Battle
Carmelo Anthony Endorsements
Lebron James Endorsements
I'll leave you to decide.