How did Carmelo Anthony spend some down time in Rio?

He went to the slums.

The New York Knicks star and U.S. Olympic men's basketball veteran went into one of Rio's favelas, or slums, in an effort to see what life was like for the Brazilians who call it home _ and decided to play a little basketball as well.



@carmeloanthony drops by to play hoops at a favela in Rio de Janeiro! #Rio2016

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Anthony posted another photo to his personal Instagram page of him sitting in a white plastic chair on a favela street, the caption saying that "I discovered that what most people call creepy, scary and spooky, I call comfy, cozy and home."