Does LeBron want Carmelo to join Lakers? LeBron James has interest in Carmelo Anthony joining the Lakers. Watch as Carmelo Anthony Back in the GYM Grinding to sign with the LA Lakers. Carmelo Anthony laker and Carmelo Anthony lakers. It appears Lakers have 'no interest' in acquiring Carmelo Anthony. LeBron James may want his friend Carmelo Anthony next to him on the court at Staples Center, his employer does not.The Los Angeles Lakers have “no interest” in signing Anthony, who “parted ways” with the Houston Rockets 10 games into the season. Anthony is still on the Rockets payroll at a league-minimum $2.4 million and can’t be traded until Dec. 15.