When the U.S. men’s basketball team won its third consecutive gold medal at the Rio Olympics last Sunday, perhaps no one received more accolades for the accomplishment than Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks’ star also won his third straight gold while setting some impressive records along the way, and he proved himself to be a perfect leader in the process, which somewhat belies his reputation in the NBA.
Anyway, he was all over the place after Sunday’s win over Serbia, and rightly so, as he continued his emotional, recent calls for national unity and announced that he’s likely done as an Olympian. And during one of his postgame interviews, with ESPN’s Mark Schwartz, a couple of his teammates decided to have a little fun with him.
First Draymond Green stopped by for what became an extended — and very funny — videobomb. Green was joined by DeAndre Jordan shortly thereafter, and Jordan silently expressed his great joy in being a gold medalist so as to not take the focus off of Anthony. And then, Kevin Durant showed up.
KD sneaks into the shot, looks as though he’s pretending to talk along with Anthony (which Anthony seems to find very amusing) before Schwartz basically cuts off the main source of the interview and tries to restart one with Durant. KD, who started to bolt just as Schwartz changed course, suddenly finds himself doing an on-camera spot that he didn’t agree to. And Anthony? He bounces.
The moral of the story, kids? Don’t videobomb your teammate if you’re a bigger star who will instantly distract the reporter from his actual job so he can talk to you instead. Just ask Kevin Durant.