Video: Carmelo Anthony plays in impromptu game with local kids in Rio
Team USA is about to face Argentina, their 2004 tormentors, in today’s Olympic quarterfinal game. But prior to that, competing teams got a much-deserved, albeit short, break before the knockout stage.
For his part, Carmelo Anthony took advantage of the time to get to know the city in a deeper way.
The United States’ Olympic basketball icon roamed the streets of Rio for a more genuine feel of its soul, rather than the traditional tourist spots.
In a very rare moment, Anthony even joined a number of local kids in a pickup game.
Carmelo Anthony playing pick up with kids in Rio favelas…
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) August 16, 2016
Here’s the link to the original video uploaded by Thiago Firmino on Facebook.