Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/7/14

While Carmelo Anthony looks to be in high demand around the NBA these days, it seems  the Knicks' free agent has just sold a little piece of himself for a measly 14 grand.The bronze medal won by the star forward at the 2004 Athens Olympics has been auctioned off for $14,080, according to Inside the Games. The disappointing third-place medal was listed at auction house Julien’s Auctions. The buyer’s identity was not revealed.The U.S. men’s basketball team beat Lithuania 104-96 to win bronze, while Argentina took gold and Italy won silver. It was the only time the American men didn’t win a basketball gold medal since professionals were permitted to compete in the Olympics.Four years later in Beijing, the “Redeem Team,” which Anthony was also a member of, succeeded in their goal of winning back the gold. The 2012 London Games also saw a gold medal win for Anthony and the American men. According to Julien’s Auctions, Anthony was unhappy with his team’s performance in Athens and “no longer cared
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