LeBron James — the leading man of the 2010-11 NBA season — was drafted first overall in 2003.

Two picks later, the Denver Nuggets nabbed Carmelo Anthony.

While James has picked up the lion’s share of the league’s headlines after taking his talents to South Beach over the offseason, Anthony has contributed just as much to a similar team.

James went into last night’s game averaging 24 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 7.3 apg.

Anthony, who will lead the Nuggets against the Celtics tomorrow night?(7 p.m., ESPN, WEEI), has 22.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 3.4 apg.

Denver is on a seven-game win streak.

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