With Carmelo Anthony set to compete in his fourth Olympic games this summer we take a look back at his top five performances in red, white and blue. 'Melo made his Olympic debut with the much maligned 2004 Olympic team that lost three games with head coach Larry Brown. The '04 team remains one of the most disappointing teams in U.S. history -- it should be noted that the men's national team has never not won a gold medal with Jim Boeheim on the coaching staff. Yes, I'm giving Jim Boeheim 100 percent credit for USA basketball's success. Without further ado...
5. 2012 vs. Australia: 17 Points, 4 Rebounds, 1 Steal
Team USA cruised past Australia by putting up 119 points in the quarters. 'Melo put up 17 on two triples and shooting four-of-five from inside the arc. With the win the men's team advanced to take on Argentina in the semis. That was a harbinger.
4. 2012 vs. Lithuania: 20 Points, 3 Rebounds, 2 Assists
Carmelo lead all scorers for USA and was second in the game only to his former Denver Nugget teammate Linas Kleiza who put up 25. Team USA needed just about all the production from 'Melo as it could get as it squeaked by for a 99-95 victory.
3. 2008 vs. Argentina: 21 Points, 4 Rebounds, 1 Steal
The redeem team was able to fulfill its mission in 2008 by taking home gold, but before it did the team got a big boost from Carmelo in the semi-finals against Argentina.
2. 2012 vs. Argentina: 18 Points, 6 Rebounds, 3 Assists
Revenge is a dish best served cold -- USA beat Argentina for the second consecutive time in the Olympics in 2012 behind a stellar performance from Anthony. He helped the team get to the gold medal game by shooting 50 percent from the floor and four-of-12 from deep. USA would go on to win the following game to take home gold in back-to-back Olympics.
1. 2012 vs. Nigeria: 37 Points, 10-12 From Three, 4 Rebounds
Is there any doubt about this? 'Melo absolutely went off this game and yet Nigeria still neglected to guard him throughout the course of the contest. Guys, I don't know if you didn't read the scouting report or just don't watch basketball in general, but, erm, you might want to chase Carmelo off the three-point line. Or maybe try closing out in a respectable way. Any who, these two teams are set to meet again this summer and maybe Michael Gbinije will have a say in this one. Someone be sure to Instagram a picture of Gbinije, 'Melo and Boeheim.