If you count Allen Iverson, Amar’e Stoudemire, Paul George, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Chris Paul (among others), it’s fair to say Carmelo Anthony has played with some really exceptional talent over the course of his 17-year career.

According to the 10x All-Star himself, however, none are greater than his current teammate, star point guard Damian Lillard.

In a chat with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Melo explained why Dame has become his favorite running mate after just a single season together.