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Carmelo Anthony will play for Team USA in the Olympics

Melo loves America more than you do!

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony loves four things -- and only four things -- in this world:

  1. Family
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  3. Hats
  4. America

... and not necessarily in that order, either. It comes as no surprise, then, that Melo is prepared to face off against the world's best (but hopefully not the Zika Virus) for the glory of the motherland.

Most top-level American players have bowed out for one reason or another. One who hasn't is Raptors point guard (and almost-Knick) Kyle Lowry:

Ah, a glimpse of what could have been! The Nigerian national team has qualified for the Olympics, so perhaps Melo is looking to fine-tune his jumper against the same squad who helped lift him to the Team USA scoring record:

Go for go7d, Me7o!