Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul Plan to Play for U.S. in 2012

by August 13, 2010

CP3 and Melo are both excited about trying to get a second gold medal. The AP reports: “Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul want to defend their Olympic gold medals. On Thursday night, they dropped by to see the players who can earn them the chance. The U.S. national team scrimmaged at Radio City Music Hall, where they were followed by a Jay-Z performance. The Blue team won 49-47 in overtime – it was sudden death to prepare the venue for the concert – on Tyson Chandler’s dunk on a lob pass from Rajon Rondo. Also watching from the sideline were LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Amare Stoudemire. James was the only one who didn’t speak, and he was booed when shown on a large video screen late in the game. Anthony and Paul both said they plan to play in 2012 in London. The Americans would qualify by winning the world championships in Turkey that start Aug. 28. ‘I can’t wait, I definitely want to be a part of that team,’ said Paul, sidelined this summer as he recovers from knee surgery … Anthony, who also played in the 2004 Olympics but is sitting out this summer after getting married, was asked if he wants to return in 2012. ‘Of course,’ he said. ‘I’m locked in. I’m committed.'”