Carmelo Anthony's Olympic Adventure

August 3, 2012 12:00 AM

Carmelo Anthony's Olympic Adventure

" Carmelo Anthony did more than set a U.S. Olympic scoring record with 37 points against Nigeria on Thursday.

He also gave tabloid writers and sports radio hosts in New York a gift that will keep on giving as long as Anthony plays for the Knicks. Those two groups must have their mouths watering for the first night that Anthony plays poorly in a loss to the Wizards, Kings, Bucks or other lesser light of the NBA landscape.

"So Anthony can hit 10 three-pointers in an 83-point win over Nigeria, but he can't shoot better than 4-for-17 on a Wednesday night in February against a bad team? Stephon Marbury was the last guy to hold the U.S. scoring record and Anthony's the same guy minus the sex with interns and bizarre habit of eating Vaseline."

Seriously, Marbury held the record before Anthony crushed it. That was a really fantastic nugget of information to learn while Anthony was going all otherworldly against the Nigerians, especially since it came with Larry Brown as Marbury's coach in an Olympics that ended with a bronze medal because Brown insisted on playing Marbury over LeBron James, Anthony and other younger players "

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