Carmelo Anthony shows off his juggling skills at Real Madrid's training session in LA

Brooks Peck

NBA star Carmelo Anthony visited Real Madrid's training session in Los Angeles on Wednesday with his friend Dontaye Draper, who played for Real's basketball team for two years. Anthony said that he is a Madridista and his favorite player is "of course" Cristiano Ronaldo. He then demonstrated his juggling skills, penalty taking, and heading ability that rivals Peter Crouch.

Once he had the champions of Europe thinking about asking for a refund on the 80 million they just spent on James Rodriguez, Anthony met the Real Madrid players and Alvaro Arbeloa asked him about his new five-year deal with the New York Knicks and new teammate Jose Calderon. Everyone — including manager Carlo Ancelotti — then got together for a group photo.

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Xabi Alonso concluded the visit by inviting Melo to Madrid.

“I’ve been trying to get to Madrid to see a match for a couple of years because I want to experience the atmosphere in the Bernabéu and their fans," he told the club's official website. "I’m really excited and I want to take my son, who is also a football fan.”

Ronaldo, Bale, Kroos, James, Benzema and Carmelo kind of has a ring to it...

Not the best choice of shoes. (Real Madrid)
Not the best choice of shoes. (Real Madrid)

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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