Like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony has known stardom from an early age. The highly-touted prep dominated College Basketball in his lone season at Syracuse and has molded his game to become a perennial All-NBA player.
There are similarities between the two, but there are also striking differences.
Unlike LeBron, Anthony has won a championship at the highest level, having led the Orange to the school's first National Championship before bolting to the NBA after his freshman year.
After LeBron's "Decision" held the basketball world hostage, Carmelo Anthony now faces his own decision. Thankfully, there have been no signs as of yet that he intends to further his legacy by grandstanding in the spotlight as he ponders his fate.
Here's a look at 10 Ways Carmelo can avoid following in LeBron's footsteps.