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LeBron James calls Carmelo Anthony a “walking bucket”

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The Trail Blazers and Kings exhibition contest was a nationally televised game on ESPN Friday.

Which meant a certain someone was watching his old friend. 

LeBron James couldn’t help but give props to Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony for his 21-point performance in 23 minutes of action in the Blazers win over the Kings. Download and subscribe to the Talkin' Blazers Podcast

Kings James knows what’s up. 

WALKING BUCKET!!!!!  @carmeloanthony tough!!

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And that walking bucket is now adjusting to a full-time role as a bench player.

He didn’t miss a beat though. 

King James clearly wanted Melo to know that he's still got his support until they face each other, of course. 

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Trail Blazers fans also lit up social media to show love for the 36-year-old and his performance in the first preseason game of the year. 

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Next up for the Walking Bucket and the Trail Blazers: 

Portland will host Sacramento Sunday at 6PM PT on NBCSNW.