Carmelo Anthony will look for a repeat of 2012 as he will be representing the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

It’s officially summer, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be underway before you know it.

This year’s Olympics will be different as a handful of NBA superstars will not participate in this year’s games due to the feared ‘Zika’ virus.

New York Knicks’ nine-time all-star Carmelo Anthony will participate in the 2016 Olympics despite the scare as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Vertical via Twitter.

Anthony will be pursuing his third gold medal this summer.

Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report mentioned that Anthony has been a participant in the past three Olympics. He has won two gold medals and one bronze medal for Team USA throughout his career.

Conway added that Anthony’s three medals tie him with David Robinson and LeBron James for the most medals won in U.S. men’s basketball history.

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Anthony played in 72 games this past season due to knee soreness as well as injuries and old age which put his status in question.

Conway additionally mentioned that despite Anthony’s chances of winning a title becoming slimmer, he misses being apart of a championship contending team that can compete with the best in the world in Rio.

Notable players alongside Anthony will be Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green as well as Kevin Durant.

Anthony participating with Team USA in Rio De Janeiro can be viewed great news considering this roster will be extremely different without superstars like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, and so forth.

This can potentially attract other notable names from the NBA to participate for a recognizable Team USA.

Despite the ‘Zika’ virus scare, the whole world will still pay attention to the respected countries participating in the games as well as the USA Basketball team which looks to win their third straight gold medal as a team.

The 2016 Olympics in Rio are set to begin on Saturday August 5.

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