Carmelo Anthony Rejected by USA Basketball

Carmelo Anthony will be watching Team USA compete for its third consecutive FIBA World Cup title from the sidelines.

Anthony is the most decorated international player in the history of USA Basketball, so it was a bit surprising that the federation was so adamant that he wouldn’t get a shot. On Thursday, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo explained the rationale behind the decision

“I love Carmelo,” Colangelo told Sports Illustrated. “He made a great contribution. He was a very...


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