LeBron James, Dwyane Wade lead Twitter charge welcoming Carmelo Anthony back to NBA

NBA players are excited to hear that Carmelo Anthony is back in the game. (Wendell Cruz/USA Today Sports)

After a season away from the game, Carmelo Anthony reportedly agreed to a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, marking his return to the NBA.

The news was met with social media enthusiasm in NBA circles, most notably from his fellow banana boat crew members LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

So far there’s no word from Chris Paul. But plenty of others around the NBA were happy to see Melo back, his new Trail Blazers teammate Jusuf Nurkic included.

NFL players also got in on the party.

Anthony catches a lot of flack for dominating the ball, never seeing a shot he didn’t like and struggling to adjust to being a role player.

But he’s beloved in NBA circles, especially by his fellow players who are excited to see him back in the game.

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