carmelo anthony

Carmelo Anthony may never win an NBA title, because while he’s a great, Hall-of-Fame-caliber player, he’s not quite good enough to drag a moribund franchise like the Knicks to an O’Brien Trophy.

For that reason, and probably others as well, Anthony has always placed a heavy emphasis on the Olympics. He played for the U.S. in 2004, when the team finished a disappointing third, then came back in 2008, 2012 and 2016. On Sunday, the U.S. defeated Serbia 96-66 to earn Carmelo his third Olympic gold, most ever for a male basketball player.

After the gold-medal game, Anthony broke down crying as he announced he would retire from international basketball. Here’s his postgame interview, in a couple parts.

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