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Carmelo Anthony on going for the gold, and much more

Scoop Jackson sits down with Carmelo Anthony to talk about USA Basketball's road to redemption. Q&A

Updated: July 25, 2008, 1:13 AM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

There's something about Carmelo Anthony that seems to connect with people. Maybe it's because of the way he plays -- fearless, smooth in spots, but smash when it's called for. Maybe it's because he doesn't look like he's been hewn from stone; he has to work hard at staying in shape. He's not seven feet tall and he's not a genetic anomaly like LeBron James; 'Melo has a tinge of everyman to him. Maybe it's the fact that he isn't perfect, that he's fallible, and he has endured the slings and arrows ...

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