Carmelo Anthony says gold medal in Rio marks the end of his Olympic basketball career
Carmelo Anthony may be an NBA superstar, but he’s arguably an even more renowned international player. The only player to ever win three Olympic gold medals in men’s basketball, Melo has decided to end his Olympic career with Sunday’s gold medal win in Rio.
During a postgame interview on NBC, the Knicks forward made it clear:
“I know this is the end. This is it for me.”
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 21, 2016
Throughout the offseason, including leading up to these Olympics in Rio, Anthony had been very outspoken about the societal issues, specifically racial tensions throughout the country. He commented on that topic in his post-game interview as well:
“In spite of everything that’s going on right now in our country, we’ve gotta be united.”
And well said @carmeloanthony
As the only American to play in four Olympic Games, dating back to 2004 and every event since then, Anthony has been able to accumulate the most points in United States’ Olympic history. He passed Michael Jordan on that list earlier in the Rio games.
Adieu to Carmelo Anthony, an American Olympic legend.