(John McDowell / Washington Post)

Suddenly, this is an NBA trend.

Like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony has decided that it would be best if there were less of him and, like James, he has slimmed down dramatically over the summer.

Anthony has done this before, notably a couple of years ago. It isn’t clear what Anthony’s weight-loss method is, but James, according to ESPN, did it by eliminating carbohydrates.