How LeBron James saved Carmelo Anthony’s life during infamous banana boat trip

Turns out the banana boat crew had a little Baywatch in them.

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul made their famous trip to the Bahamas on a yacht in the summer of 2015, but it took another courageous effort from James for it all turn out happy.

In a previously untold story, Anthony recounted Friday how James saved his life after the crew went swimming off the boat.

“I look up and the current is taking me in the middle of the ocean, opposite from the boat,” Anthony said during an Instagram Live with Wade. “It was windy, all type of s–t was going on through my head. Then I look up at the boat and I see Bron jumps off the boat like he’s MacGyver. … He jumped off the boat into the water. He was bringing me back with one arm. He’s swimming with [one] arm and he’s carrying me with the [other] arm.”

Most of the stories from the banana boat were of the crew drinking wine and bonding on the 130-foot, five-bedroom, $17 million yacht-for-hire off the Island of Staniel Cay. But at least for a few seconds, their relaxing week was interrupted.

“I’ve seen LeBron do a lot of amazing things on the court,” Wade said. “Off the court, when he went and saved Melo’s life?”

“That was special,” Anthony said. “He saved my life. … Yo Bron, I appreciate that, you saved my life that day. Them little flippers wasn’t working for me.”

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