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Carmelo Anthony Still Unsure About Playing In Rio Olympics

Syracuse champion Carmelo Anthony hasn't made up his mind about playing in Rio just yet.

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With the Olympics approaching in late summer, it remains unclear just who will represent the United States basketball team in Rio.

We do know that one Syracuse-affiliated person will be there following an incredible post season run. You guessed it, Dion Waiters. Just kidding, it's Jim Boeheim.

As for Carmelo Anthony, he still hasn't made a decision whether or not to represent team USA this summer.

"With this one I'm going to take my time and really think about it, and, you know, a lot has to go into play with this one." Anthony told

Should 'Melo decide to play in the summer games, he would have a chance to earn his third gold medal in a row for Team USA. Anthony represented the country in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics while taking home gold in '08 and '12. If Anthony does decide to play this summer and the team takes home the gold as they're projected to do, he'll be the first player in history on the men's team to take home gold in three different years.

"I haven't really envisioned that and what that really means," Anthony said. "It really hasn't sunk in to me at this moment. " Part of his decision has to do with how he feels and how the Olympics fit into his long term vision of playing 20 years in the NBA. Said Anthony, "I think I'm in the prime of my career right now. I have years to go in this league. I see guys playing 20 years. That's a goal of mine -- to play 20 NBA seasons."

With Kobe Bryant just completing his second decade in the league, it's easy to see why 'Melo would want that for himself. Whether or not the former Syracuse Orange player competes in this summer's Olympics is up in the air, but fans can be sure to catch his cameo in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie or watch reruns of his running man on Jimmy Fallon.