Carmelo Anthony Tears Up During Postgame Interview: “We Gotta Be United” (Video)
It took a few games and a couple of scares, but Team USA men’s basketball finally got it together, winning the gold medal on Sunday after defeating Serbia by a score of 96-66.
After the game during the postgame interview, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was in tears when he realized this was his last time playing for the USA Olympic team. And he took a moment to deliver a message to U.S. citizens back at home.
“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.”
“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.”
Best part of Carmelo Anthony’s Postgame interview. More than just basketball. Thank you for this message pic.twitter.com/1VUNe1UfQ7
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