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Jim Boeheim explains why Carmelo Anthony will never win a ring

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Carmelo Anthony's international career is over after three gold medals and the focus has instantly switched back to his situation with the New York Knicks.

Having won three gold medals with his nation and a NCAA title during his time at Syracuse, the only championship missing from his collection is the coveted NBA title.

Melo recently insisted he would be happy to retire without getting his hands on the Larry O'Brien trophy but is still striving hard to reach the top of the NBA mountain.

However, despite the improvements the Knicks have made in the summer, they are still some way from being a true challenger to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the east, and Anthony's former college coach - and one of the assistants at Rio 2016 - Jim Boeheim believes it won't happen in his career.

"He's unlikely to win an NBA title," he said. "He's never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title. As a player, all you can do is try to make your team better and every team he's been on he's made them a lot better. It's obvious.

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"You look back on your total basketball experience and he had a great high school team, he won the NCAA championship and he's won three gold medals in the Olympics. That's a pretty good resume."

There's always a chance. But it would probably require the 32-year-old leaving the New York Knicks and teaming up with either LeBron James or a Western Conference powerhouse like the Golden State Warriors once his deal in the Big Apple has finished.

Strange things have happened. But it seems a title will prove one step too far for the future first-ballot Hall of Famer.

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New York Knicks
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference
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Carmelo Anthony
Denver Nuggets
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