Carmelo Anthony, unlike Chris Paul, is sticking with his USA Basketball commitment this summer.

Melo says part of the reason he’s going to the Olympics is to once again know what winning feels like.

Damn. Give this man a hug!

Per the NY Post:

As the oldest guy on Team USA, Anthony is gunning for his third men’s basketball gold medal — which would set a record.

 

“From a morale standpoint as a player, if you’ve been through the things I’ve been through the past couple of years, you want to feel what that success feels like,” Anthony said. “The Olympics for me is great timing for me, especially coming off this season and injuries, and mentally it’s good for me to get out there and feel what that feels like again.”

 

Though he didn’t look as athletic, Anthony said he is satisfied to have missed just eight games this season after hearing doctor’s warnings about the first year back from a torn patellar tendon. The Knicks were 0-8 in those contests. […] “For me and people who know what I had to go through to get back in time to be ready for the first game, realizing and coming to grips it’s a long season, I wasn’t going to get everything back in a week or two” Anthony said. “It was a process. To be where I’m at and playing the amount of games I played so far, not having setbacks, I put it in that work for a reason.”