Carmelo Anthony honored to be named FIBA World Cup’s global ambassador

February 24, 2023 - 2:39 PM
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Photo shows NBA star Carmelo Anthony (Screengrabbed from FIBA/Twitter)

NBA star Carmelo Anthony has been named as the global ambassador of the 2023 FIBA World Cup to be hosted by the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. 

What an honor to be named a Global Ambassador for @FIBA. Basketball is my life and can’t wait for the @FIBAWC! Let’s get it @paugasol (Pau Gasol) @LScola4 (Luis Scola)”, the 6’7″ forward said in a tweet.

Gasol of Spain and Scola of Argentina were also named as World Cup global ambassadors.

Last season, the ten-time NBA All-Star played for Los Angeles Lakers where he averaged 13.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

The 38-year-old player has three Olympic gold medals and a bronze medal under his belt. 

Carmelo’s last Olympic appearance was at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. 

Prior to the global ambassador media presentation, Carmelo was spotted touring around Rizal Park and Luneta. 

The Philippine team is set to face Lebanon in the sixth and final window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers on February 24 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. 

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