Three-time Olympian and two-time gold medalist, Carmelo Anthony recently told Bleacher report that the Zika virus has put him on edge about traveling to Brazil this summer for the 2016 games.
“I don’t even know what a Zika virus is,” Anthony jokingly stated. “But I’ll tel you what, it scares me when I hear about it. When I see pictures and we just talk about it, with Brazil trying to impeach their president, there’s just so much that goes into that decision.”
Anthony went on to add that “safety is first and foremost.”
USA Basketball begins training on July 18 in Las Vegas, with 31 players compiling the pool in case of bigger stars like Anthony backing out or staying home due to injury.