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Anthony accepts Olympics invitation

Originally Published: June 22, 2004
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Carmelo Anthony will be going to Athens. Ben Wallace and Rip Hamilton will not.

Anthony, the Denver Nuggets' rookie forward, will accept an invitation to join the U.S. Olympic basketball team, he confirmed Wednesday night.

"I can't tell you how excited I am to play for Coach [Larry] Brown and with the great players" on the roster, Anthony said in a written statement issued by the Nuggets. "It has always been a dream of mine to play for my country in the Olympics and I plan on coming ...

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