It appears that one former NBA player is unhappy with how the Los Angeles Lakers with the aid of LeBron James helped sign power forward Jared Dudley instead of Carmelo Anthony.
Former NBA power forward Royce White, who now plays in the BIG3 Basketball League and is also a mixed martial artist, went on a rant during an interview and on social media on what his opinion was when LA did not sign Anthony.
He firmly believes that the former No. 3 overall pick is being blackballed by James and the Lakers for not signing him.
White went on record asking in the interview why James has let his ‘banana boat brother’ go and sign Dudley, whom the team lured away from the Brooklyn Nets.
Here is a video of the rant from Twitter down below.
"LeBron is walking around like he's the face & voice of the players. How is he letting his banana boat brother hang out there in the wings & they go sign Jared Dudley? If anybody thinks Dudley can hold Carmelo's jockstrap, I'll slap them." – Royce Whitepic.twitter.com/Cy3sEx5slb— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) August 20, 2019
White even took it to Twitter to share his feud with Dudley, whose tweets were later deleted or ‘unavailable.’
Did you just say analytics? I just used your name because you play the same position and LeBron is in the front office. You do nothing better than Melo… Cheering hard is a pseudo stat. You hit shots because nobody is EVER guarding you. You’re an establishment ass-kisser. #LEAD— Royce White (@Highway_30) August 20, 2019
Anthony has remained a free agent since being waived back in the winter after being released by the Chicago Bulls, whom was traded away from the Houston Rockets.