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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony became the first USA basketball men’s national team player to collect three Olympic gold medals, after the United States cruised by Serbia 96-66 in Brazil on Sunday.

Off the court, Anthony played the role of first-class United States ambassador (in sharp contrast to one notable member of Team USA swimming) by shooting hoops in one of Rio’s impoverished favelas.


Melo’s buddy Dwyane Wade, and a host of other NBA stars — including a slew of former gold medalists — took to Twitter to congratulate the team on their championship run.