Carmelo Anthony’s trip to Rio’s favelas is a big part of his Olympic legacy

Melo won, but he also made some memories off the court. The 2016 Rio Olympics are finished. The athletes have all returned home, and the city — the whole damn country, in fact — is left to clean up what has been by all accounts a financial disaster for Brazil. As for our own Carmelo Anthony, he captured his third Olympic gold on a USA team that probably won’t last very long...
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18 hours ago

Carmelo Anthony: Gold Medal Means Great Things For Knicks

Carmelo Anthony won Olympic gold medals in 2008, 2012, and 2016. What can past results tell us about what to expect of the 2016-17 New York Knicks? Carmelo Anthony has made Olympic history. During his fourth and final run with USA Basketball at the Summer Games, Anthony became the first male basketball player to win […] Carmelo Anthony: Gold Medal Means Great Things For Knicks...
Via Daily Knicks
21 hours ago

Carmelo Anthony: Five Ways ‘Melo Made Olympic History

New York Knicks star and USA Basketball legend Carmelo Anthony made multiple forms of history at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Carmelo Anthony may be the greatest Olympic basketball player of all-time. That conversation can, should, and will be held at some point in the near future, but for now, the […] Carmelo Anthony: Five Ways ‘Melo Made Olympic History...
Via Daily Knicks
1 day ago

Carmelo Anthony tears up while announcing Team USA retirement

Carmelo Anthony has been a member of the USA men’s basketball team since 2004, and Rio marked the fourth Olympics he had  played in. But all good things have to come to an end unfortunately. Anthony announced his retirement after the game, which seemed like the right time. After all, Team USA won the gold medal, destroying Serbia 96-66, and it was even more lopsided than the...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'Melo gives emotional interview after final Team USA game

An emotional Carmelo Anthony wrapped up his USA Basketball career with a third gold medal on Sunday, and he gave a fantastic interview after Team USA’s 96-66 win over Serbia in the final game. Anthony confirmed that he was ending his international career and had to hold back tears, before talking about the social issues that plague America and his optimism for the future. Carmelo...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose not taking back Knicks super team comment

Derrick Rose still believes the New York Knicks are a super team, even if nobody else does. In an interview from Seoul, South Korea, at a promotional event this week for Adidas, Rose doubled down on last month’s claim that the Knicks, who traded for him this offseason, are in the same class as the Golden State Warriors. “I still believe that,” Rose told reporters, according...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Carmelo Anthony the modern day Oscar Schmidt?

Carmelo Anthony is officially a LEGEND in America. After putting up 31 points in a 98-88 win over Australia on Wednesday, Melo passed LeBron James as the all time Olympic leading scorer for the United States (293 total points). There’s still a lot more to come. Carmelo Anthony is built for Olympic competition for a number of reasons. First off, the 6’8, 240 lbs bully gets a...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Solving The Knicks' Offense With Carmelo Anthony As Stretch-Four

A long round of applause is deserved for all the sunshine Carmelo Anthony singlehandedly generated over the past few weeks. From vocal demands for social justice and equality to various unforgettable Snapchat contributions. We're now midway through The Summer of Melo, and it's a glorious time to be alive. On the court, with the Olympics now in full swing, USA Basketball's veteran...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony apologizes to Vanessa Carlton, says he really loves ‘A Thousand Miles’

Team USA Basketball has been very engaged on social media in the lead-up to the Olympics, for better or worse. On the positive side of that fan engagement was a video taken by DeMar DeRozan of fellow teammates Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving singing along to Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles.” The guys’ rendition of the song was good enough, but the real star of the video...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony blasts WNBA over fining of players

Just as the NBA itself made a statement regarding one of the biggest social issues facing the United States today, it’s counterpart in the women’s professional basketball ranks is attempting to mute its players’ activism. The WNBA just recently fined the New York Liberty, Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury organizations $5,000 each for their players wearing T-shirts showing...
Via Sportsnaut
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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