AceShowbiz - Carmelo Anthony finds a real-life MacGyver in fellow NBA star LeBron James. During a recent Instagram Live chat with Dwyane Wade, the Portland Trail Blazers player shared the story about how the Los Angeles Lakers athlete saved his life during a diving incident in the Bahamas.
The 35-year-old athlete brought up the topic about James' heroic effort after Wade's wife Gabrielle Union joined their online chat. The "Bring It On" actress popped out 30 minutes in to the conversation to ask him about what happened during their Caribbean vacation since she said, "It didn't look like you were going to make it."
Responding to the request, Anthony quickly admitted, "That s**t got me sweating thinking about that." He went on to recount the incident that took place during a 2015 vacation after they "jumped off the boat in the Bahamas." He dished, "We went - everybody swam to the little grotto over there, underneath. And we came out."
"All of y'all went to the boat, and - It was my fault though, because I'm still trying to see the last little bit of the barracuda, snorkeling and all that," the Brooklyn-born basketballer continued. "So, it was my fault. Then, I look up. The current is taking me to the middle of the ocean, like opposite from the boat."
Chiming in, Wade added, "We couldn't see you." To which, Anthony replied, "I know. And it was windy. It was all type of s**t was going on through my head. I'm going to be honest with you. Then, I see - I look up at the boat, and I see Bron jump off the boat like he is MacGyver."
The husband of La La Anthony went on to detail how James transformed into the fictional character and saved him. "He jumped off the boat into the water," he elaborated. "He was bringing me back with one arm. He's swimming with the other arm, and he’s carrying me in one arm."
Confirming that such action by James did take place, Wade said, "I've told people this story before. I said, 'Listen, I've seen LeBron do a lot of amazing things on the court.' " He added, "Off the court, when he went and saved Melo's life."
Calling James' heroic act the "special" one, Anthony said, "Nah, he saved my life. I can't hold you. He saved my life. He saved my life. He saved my life." He then expressed his gratitude, noting, "Yo Bron, I appreciate that. You saved my life that day. Them little flipper wasn't working for me."