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NBA Players – past and present – take to Twitter to share excitement about Carmelo Anthony's debut with the Trail Blazers

After over a year away, Carmelo Anthony made his NBA return on Tuesday night with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Anthony, who is now in his 17th season in the league, remains as one of the more popular figures in the NBA as evidenced by the widespread reaction among a number of players in the league.

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From his good friends and 2003 draft partners LeBron James and Dwyane Wade

To Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry

To some of the brightest young stars in the league, that most definitely grew up watching Carmelo during his years in Denver and New York.

If Twitter is any indicator, the NBA is excited to have Carmelo Anthony back, as he continues to work to find his stride with his new team.

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