Rio de Janeiro — Readying himself before the Olympic match-up against Serbia, Team USA’s Carmelo Anthony reportedly is confident that after the gold medal game he will be recognized as the greatest to ever play the game.
“My legacy is everything to me,” said Anthony as he shed his sweats in preparation for a quick shootaround. “If we are able to topple the Serbians later today, I’ll have my third gold medal in hand. It’ll truly mean so much to my fans,
my family and to me. I mean I’ll truly be the greatest player to ever hit the hardwood!”
Elaborating on his claim, Anthony brought up some of the greats of basketball and where they fell short in their accomplishments.
“I mean look at Bill Russell, one gold medal. The same for Wilt, Magic and Larry Bird. LeBron has two gold medals. Hell I have two and I also have a bronze already. Add another gold tomorrow and I don’t think there is a sports talk radio host alive who will be able to deny I’m the GOAT (greatest of all time) when it comes to basketball.”
When asked where his legacy would fall if the USA fell to the Serbians, Anthony still felt he had enough to claim the title of GOAT. “Two golds, a silver, and a bronze? And a western conference finals appearance with the Denver Nuggets? You do know how amazing that is that I did that with the Nuggets, right?”