Team USA Men’s Basketball Wins Third Olympic Gold Medal, Carmelo Anthony Makes History

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Team USA wins a third consecutive gold medal at the Rio Olympics.
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Team USA men’s basketball has won gold for the third consecutive time after defeating Serbia, 96-66.

Nike-sponsored baller Kevin Durant’s moves on the court were particularly critical. He scored 30 points during the game on Sunday — the closing day of the Rio Olympics. Spain took the bronze medal.

kevin durant kd9 nike rio olympics Kevin Durant wears Nike. REX Shutterstock.

The new Golden State Warriors star rocked his KD9 sneakers in a black colorway.

The victory set a new record for fellow Nike athlete Carmelo Anthony, who earned his third Olympic gold medal in the category — making him the first athlete to do so.

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Speaking to NBC, Anthony announced that it would be his final turn at the Olympics.

“I know this is the end; this is it for me,” Anthony said. “I committed to this in ’04. I’ve seen the worst, and I’ve seen the best.”

Anthony had on a blue and white colorway of his signature Jordan Melo M12 shoes. The kicks are available on Nike.com for $110.

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