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Carmelo Anthony explains his grumpy expression in hilarious Team USA video

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24/7

Carmelo Anthony is the eldest statesmen in the Team USA locker room for the Rio Olympics this summer, but following a video that went viral on a recent flight, he appeared to be the grumpiest teammate too.

After an exhibition win over Venezuela on Friday, America's Olympic-bound NBA players had an early-morning flight the next day.

Guards Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler summoned the energy to lead the team in a rousing rendition of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles," much to the chagrin of a visibly unimpressed Anthony.

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The New York Knicks superstar's face told the whole story, but he still explained himself after Team USA's 110-66 victory over Nigeria in their final exhibition game before jetting out to Brazil.

"Man, look, they've been on me. They know I don't like early mornings, man. That was Jimmy's [Butler] playlist. I'm taking the playlist back from him, taking the speakers back from him. No more music. I actually like that song, though.

"I like that song. Love the movie 'White Chicks' [which features a cover by Terry Crews]. But they got me early in the morning, so. [...] I'm sorry, Vanessa. I apologise."

Team USA's first game at the Olympics comes against China on Saturday, a team they have dismantled twice in their preparations for the Games and defeated by a combined 99 points.

Anthony is looking to grab himself his third gold medal in four Olympic outings and the 32-year-old is the veteran leader in the current Team USA unit.

Once he's woken up, anyway.

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