Video: Carmelo Anthony Explains How LeBron Saved Him from Drowning in Bahamas

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 28, 2020

PORTLAND, OR - DECEMBER 28: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball while guarded by Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers on December 28, 2019 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony revealed in an Instagram Live video chat with Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union that Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward LeBron James once saved him from drowning in the Bahamas.

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“Bron jumps off the boat like he’s MacGyver.” @carmeloanthony and @DwyaneWade with an unreal Banana Boat story from the Bahamas 😭 *NSFW* https://t.co/FGXQ1VveZ3

Union asked Anthony to relay the story for viewers at home, and husband Wade encouraged it as well.

Anthony obliged, noting that the group jumped off the boat and swam to a grotto. Melo held back a bit to watch barracudas in action, but a current moved him into the ocean, away from the boat.

That's when James jumped off the boat "like he's MacGyver," grabbed Anthony and swam the both of them back to safety.

Anthony, Wade, James and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul notoriously took a Bahamas trip together in 2015, when Wade, James and Paul were seen riding on a banana boat with Union.   

It is unclear whether LeBron demonstrated his MacGyver-like skills on that trip. 


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