— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 22, 2016
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony became the first USA basketball men’s national team player to collect three Olympic gold medals, after the United States cruised by Serbia 96-66 in Brazil on Sunday.
Off the court, Anthony played the role of first-class United States ambassador (in sharp contrast to one notable member of Team USA swimming) by shooting hoops in one of Rio’s impoverished favelas.
SHOUTS OUT TO USABMNT
Melo’s buddy Dwyane Wade, and a host of other NBA stars — including a slew of former gold medalists — took to Twitter to congratulate the team on their championship run.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 21, 2016
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 21, 2016
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 21, 2016
Congrats 2 @usabasketball taking care of business & getting the Gold! Go down the line, they all put in the sacrifice & work 2 get it done!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 21, 2016
Great win today fellas! #USABMNT 🏅🏅🏅
— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 22, 2016
— James Harden (@JHarden13) August 21, 2016
Shout out #USABMNT way to get it done!
— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23) August 21, 2016
Congrats @usabasketball for bringing USA another gold.🇺🇸
— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) August 21, 2016
— Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) August 21, 2016
— Brandon Jennings (@brandonjennings) August 21, 2016