In a recent interview, Melo’s Syracuse University coach admitted he did not see him capturing a championship ring.
“He’s unlikely to win an NBA title,” Boeheim said. “He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title. As a player, all you can do is try to make your team better and every team he’s been on he’s made them a lot better. Denver hadn’t done anything prior to him getting there and he took them into the playoffs. They weren’t going to beat the Lakers or the Spurs. In those years, they won the championship most of the time.” (Syracuse)
This week, Melo celebrated winning an Olympic gold medal with the Team USA basketball team.
Anthony also acknowledged his Olympic Games retirement with some Instagram pictures.
Last weekend, Melo shocked fans after announcing he would no longer compete in future Team USA basketball games.
Anthony fought back tears during his interview with NBC moments after Team USA won its third straight gold medal with a 96-66 blowout against Serbia on Sunday. “I know this is the end. This is it for me. I committed to something,” he said, tearing up as chants of “Melo! Melo!” rang behind him. “I committed to this in ‘04, I’ve seen the worst and I’ve seen the best. And I stuck with it, we stuck with it, and I’m here today, three gold medals later.” (New York Daily News)
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