New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony Points After Sinking A Basket During The First Half Against The Indiana Pacers In An NBA Basketball Game At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, In New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Carmelo Anthony During Team USA Singalong Sums Up Your Feelings On Participation

With the 2016 Summer Olympics on the horizon, one might wonder what the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball team is doing in preparation to defend their 17-0 Olympic winning streak. Perhaps they’re training 24/7, bathing in ice tubs, or maybe meditating around the clock while drinking the blood of a virgin sheep.

 

Nope. They’re singing Vanessa Carlton’s 2001 anthem, “A Thousand Miles,” because when you’re flying to a destination where literally everything is going wrong, why not?

 

@jimmybutler back at it…. Looking like Willie Beamen

A video posted by DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) on

 

Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, and other NBA superstars documented the all-star team’s journey to Rio on Instagram. And whether you’re traveling by private jet or in a beat-up Subaru, no trip is complete without listening to this American classic.

 

Melo ain’t having it…

A video posted by DeMar DeRozan (@demar_derozan) on

 

But the absolute best part of the video is Carmelo Anthony in the corner wondering exactly what choices in his life have led up to this moment. His face perfectly encapsulates a few very specific feelings …

 

When all your friends are laughing about something “you had to be there” for.  

 

When you’re 6-foot-8 and your mom still makes you sit at the kid’s table during the holidays. 

 

When you’re forced to participate in anything, ever. 

 

Even Ms. Carlton herself had to let Melo know she felt his pain.

 

 

We feel you, Melo. Now go bring home that gold.

 

 

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