On Sunday, Team USA won it’s 3rd straight Gold after handing Serbia a 96-66 beatdown and Carmelo Anthony became the first men’s basketball player to win three Gold medals. After the game, he gave an emotional interview to Rosalyn Gold-Onwude about winning his 3rd and final Gold.
“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.”
He also 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.”
Carmelo “Captain America” Anthony is now Team USA’s all-time leader in points, games played and rebounds – a record he broke, which was held by David Robinson, with his final rebound in the Gold Medal game.
Some things you do, you don't do for you.
Congrats on number three, @CarmeloAnthony. #WEAREJORDAN pic.twitter.com/ZZylkpWpKs
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) August 21, 2016
And well said @carmeloanthony
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 21, 2016
I'm voting for Carmelo.
— Lang Whitaker (@langwhitaker) August 21, 2016