Carmelo Anthony shares story of how LeBron James once saved him from drowning

    Carmelo Anthony, left, and LeBron James watch Dwyane Wade play in his last NBA game on April 10, 2019, in New York with Gabrielle Union, right.

    (CNN)On the basketball court, LeBron James is a hero to his fans because he led the LA Lakers to win after win. But off the court, another basketball great, Carmelo Anthony, sees James as a hero for an entirely different reason. Anthony says James saved his life.

    With the coronavirus pandemic suspending the NBA season and forcing people to stay indoors, Anthony and Dwyane Wade found some extra time on their hands. So the two took to Instagram Live to talk about everything from their mutual love for wine to their favorite memories of the late Kobe Bryant.
    But around 30 minutes into the conversation, actress Gabrielle Union, Wade's wife, chimed in and asked Anthony to tell the story of when they were in the Bahamas and "it didn't look like you were going to make it."