Carmelo Anthony Gets Emotional After Winning Third Gold Medal

As expected, the U.S. men’s basketball team crushed Serbia to win its third straight gold medal today, and Carmelo Anthony—playing in this fourth Olympics—became the first man in history to win three basketball golds. His post-game interview with NBC’s Ros Gold-Onwude was an emotional one, bringing tears to the nine-time All-Star’s eyes.


Anthony holds nearly all the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball records, though he’d have to find a way to make the team in 2020 to match the four golds possessed by five different U.S. women’s team members.


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