Melo brushes off doubts about Lakers' age: 'It's all about debate'

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The Los Angeles Lakers added several veteran players in free agency, leading some to question whether the team is too old to win an NBA championship. Carmelo Anthony doesn't share those concerns.

Anthony told Adam Caparell of Complex that he and his teammates laugh off criticism of the age of their roster and understand the media is using the subject to spark discussion.

"To be honest, I think it'll be too easy for you guys to be like, 'Yeah, they're going to be like this.' It's too easy," Anthony said. "You guys are baiting people to start a debate. It's all about debate. We get it. We understand it. This is what you guys have to do. We understand that and we laugh at it and take it with a grain of salt and move on because everybody on the outside have their opinions about it and we're the ones who know who we are.

"We know what we have to do. We know how we going to do it. Those are the things we have to deal with. So it's easy for the outsiders or naysayers to give their overall perspective and it's very opinionated. And y'all should do that. You should do that because it bring more viewers and bring more eyeballs and bring more conversation and more anticipation. If and when it does happen, winning a championship, that's the fun part."

The Lakers have the oldest roster in the NBA with 10 players over the age of 30. Anthony is the oldest at 37, followed by LeBron James and Trevor Ariza at 36.

Melo brushes off doubts about Lakers' age: 'It's all about debate'
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