Puerto Rican National Team Trying To Recruit Carmelo Anthony
Life comes at you fast.
Carmelo Anthony is set to be on his fourth team in just three years, five if you count the 27-day stay with the Atlanta Hawks.
Ten games into his career with the Houston Rockets and things just weren’t working out, so the franchise decided to pull the plug on the experiment before the team fell into a deeper hole in the Western Conference. Melo might be ready for a new professional team, but he already has someone interested in him in the amateur national ranks.
The Puerto Rican Basketball Federation are trying to recruit Anthony for the national team.
“We tried a bunch to get him in the past, but of course nobody blamed him for playing for Team USA,” Barea told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “But if he ever wants a chance to represent us, it would be awesome to have him.”
Anthony, who was born in New York to parents of Puerto Rican descent, suited up for the United States in four Olympics and one FIBA World Championship before hanging up his cleats from the National scene in 2016.
Here’s Melo trying to get help for Puerto Rico just last year after a hurricane demolished the area.
“Puerto Ricans are our fellow Americans … our fellow man. They need our help.” — @carmeloanthony
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) September 23, 2017
Hours before their game against the Golden State Warriors, the Rockets announced that they were parting ways with Anthony, although he still remains on the roster, he won’t play in another game for the franchise.