Carmelo Anthony Explains How The Portland Trailblazers Deal Went Down

By Daryl Nelson

 It was announced last week that Carmelo Anthony would be joining the Portland Trailblazers after being out of the NBA since last November. He explained how it went down in a YouTube video.

“All of this started on a Wednesday," Melo explained. "I got the call, then thought about it. Then Thursday was the commitment. It was ‘Okay, I’m ready to do this. If you really want to make this happen, I’m open. Let’s really get serious about this,' which led to the next day, which was a Friday."

"I always kept my eye on Portland," he added. "It just didn't work out at other times, but now it seems like it's a perfect opportunity. Me and Dame [Lillard], we've been talking for the past couple years off and on ... I just look at that opportunity, that team and say, 'Look, this is what I can bring to the team, this is where I can help them.' It will only work if all parties see it the same way ... This happened at a point in my life where I do have a lot of clarity and understanding of different situations and just life. My approach is totally different."

It 5-9, the Trail Blazers may be the disappointing team in the NBA. Do you think Melo can turn their fortunes around?

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