Carmelo Anthony said after Sunday’s gold medal win over Serbia that this will be his last Olympic performance and hinted that he could be done with international play as a whole.
“I know this is the end,” Melo said when asked what made his third gold medal so special. “This is it for me.”
Anthony, 32, has played in four Olympics for the United States. After settling for bronze in 2004, he was a member of the American teams that won three straight golds in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
“I stepped up to the challenge, but this is what it’s about, representing our country on the biggest stage you can be on,” Anthony said.
In a video posted to Snapchat after the game, Anthony said he was “signing out of Team USA basketball,” which would mean he wouldn’t play in other non-Olympic international tournaments.