Carmelo Anthony, 9 x NBA All-Star/New York Knicks/Syracuse takes some time to speak with East L.A. Sports Scene and Rico Cabrera, Sr. during the fourth and final day of USA Basketball’s Olympic Training Camp held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Watch and listen in as Carmelo shares his thoughts on being a part of USA Basketball’s newest military outreach effort entitled, Tragedy Assistance Program for Surviviors (TAPS). Carmelo also speaks about encouraging more Latin-American youth to follow their dreams of becoming a professional basketball player. To follow Carmelo and the Olympic Team on USA Basketball, click here.
*Note From The Editor: On November 24, 2015, President Barak Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to TAPS President & Founder, Bonnie Carroll, for her longstanding efforts to provide support to the families of fallen service members. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors” according to a White House press release. To learn more about TAPS please click here. Credits: Military Times, White House Press Office; TAPS Photo Credits: Diana Hosford, Director, teams4taps.
Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com