Carmelo Anthony Arrives In Manila As FIBA Global Ambassador Ahead of 2023 World Cup

Photo: Instagram/Carmelo Anthony 

Carmelo Anthony, the veteran forward who played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, has not been picked up by any NBA team, leaving him with plenty of spare time as a global ambassador for FIBA.

As a FIBA ambassador, Anthony is promoting the 2023 FIBA World Cup, which is less than 200 days away.

He arrived in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday to promote the upcoming international basketball tournament, which will be hosted in three countries.

Photo: Instagram/Carmelo Anthony 

Anthony has had a successful international career, playing for Team USA’s Men’s Basketball Senior Team since 2004, winning three Olympic gold medals, one FIBA Americas championship, and a bronze medal during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

He is the first-ever four-time Olympian, four-time medalist, and three-time gold medalist for USA Men’s Basketball, and he holds several records in USA Men’s Basketball history.

While Anthony retired from international duty in 2016, he still has not ruled out a potential return to the NBA. It remains to be seen if any team would be interested in signing him.

Anthony’s former teammates, Allen Iverson and Dwight Howard, chose to play overseas following their declines.

It’s unclear if Anthony would consider playing overseas or even becoming the next import for the San Miguel Beermen of the Philippine Basketball Association.

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Source: Clutch Points


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