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Meetings in June would mean more

LeBron vs. Carmelo will reach Magic vs. Larry status when they face off in June, not November.

Updated: November 6, 2003, 12:25 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

It's the most unrealistic expectation yet to be placed on LeBron James. And Carmelo Anthony shares it with him.

Let's all please stop with this stuff about these two recreating Magic vs. Larry.

Really. It's not fair to them. LeBron and 'Melo are carrying enough of a burden as franchise saviors.

You had every reason to expect a better show from both of them in their maiden matchup as pros. Both have already proved, at this level, that they can play better than they did in a 93-89 ...

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