Feb 27, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) is pressured by New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony dunks on LeBron James (video)


So it hasn’t been a good year for New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony.

Individually, he has been fantastic, especially as of late, dropping at least 40 points in three of his four games entering Thursday night’s game against Miami Heat (and he scored 35 in the other game).

Anthony is averaging 28.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game, absolutely superstar numbers.

However, the Knicks are being blown out by the Miami Heat and are about to lose their fourth consecutive game to fall to 21-37 on the season.

His Heat counterpart, LeBron James could be on his way to his fifth MVP award. He is averaging 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

James is obviously a better defender and much more efficient player, but the biggest difference is that James’ Heat are looking to win the Eastern Conference for the fourth consecutive season and the NBA Finals for third consecutive season while Anthony’s Knicks look like they are going to miss the postseason.

All of that, however, did not stop Anthony from getting the best of James on this play.

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