Carmelo Anthony’s Emotional Response To 3rd Gold Medal

Team USA Basketball won it’s third consecutive gold medal after dismantling Serbia 96-66 in the men’s basketball Finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Carmelo Anthony record on Olympic record three gold medals as he played in his record fourth Olympics; he was the first men’s basketball player to achieve each of those feats.

Melo is also Team USA’s all-time leader in points, games played and rebounds. Anthony was filled with emotion following the win where he announced in an interview with Rosalyn Gold-Onwude that Rio would be his final Olympics.

“I know this is the end. This is it for me. I committed to something … I committed to this in ’04. I’ve seen the worst, and I’ve seen the best. And I stuck with it. We stuck with it. And I’m here today, three gold medals later. I’m excited for me but also for the other guys who never experienced anything like this. Coach K, myself, Jerry Colangelo and everybody else who have been a part of this situation — who have been a part of USAB since I’ve been here.”

Carmelo also continued to be a voice for social change as he called for unity in our country.

“I just want to say thank you for allowing me to be one of the leaders — not just of our team but of our country. Despite of everything that’s going on right now in our country, we gotta be united. I’m glad I did what I did, I stepped up to the challenge. This is what it’s about. Representing our country on the biggest stage that you can be on. America will be great again. I believe that. We got a lot of work to do. It’s one step at a time. I’m glad we represented in the fashion that we did.”