In preparation for the next Olympics, the US basketball team lost two exhibition games (against Nigeria and Australia), and Syracuse basketball legend Carmelo Anthony surely could have provided a leadership and a veteran scoring ability.
Yeah it’s early, the games didn’t mean anything, but they didn’t look good. And the list is going through tough times.
According to USA Basketball, Kevin Love left the team due to injury and Bradley Beal is no longer on the list due to health and safety protocols. Former Syracuse basketball player Jerami Grant has also been placed on protocols but is not positive for Covid and hopefully will return. Additionally, Zach LaVine has been placed under USA Basketball’s Health and Safety Protocols, by a tweet on Monday.
Keldon Johnson and JaVale McGee have been announced as Love and Beal replacements. And Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday are expected to join the club after the NBA Finals.
But I know what phone call I would make.
It would be at MELO.
Anthony, the man who led Syracuse basketball to the national championship in 2003 and became one of the top 10 scorers in NBA history, is now a skilled role player and would be the emotional lift and the renewed bond with gold that The United States team needs.
Former Syracuse basketball star Carmelo Anthony flourished in Olympic competition.
Just to review, “Olympics Melo” became USA Basketball’s first four-time male Olympian and the first male player to win three Olympic gold medals, when he led the 2016 squad with his heart and soul. warm hand. He was the 2016 United States Male Co-Athlete of the Year.
In American Olympic history, Melo has played the most games (31), scored the most points (336), grabbed the most rebounds (125), made the most free throws (53) and is second in 3 points collected (57).
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know everyone thinks he’s crossed the mark, but everyone also struck him out of the NBA in 2018-19, only to make them mess up joining the Portland Trail. Blazers and averaging 14 points and making 220 3 points the last two seasons after being exiled.
I know that won’t happen, but don’t we want them to put him on that plane to Tokyo!
It would be so much fun to watch Melo register in a game and provide a spark on the bench. Get a pass on the wing and drill a 3.
Now it’s America.