"I would guess, yeah, guys would want to do it as many times as they could."
They may not have the chance.
NBA Commissioner David Stern has discussed limiting Olympic participation to players 23 and younger, a proposal that would have to be approved by FIBA, basketball's governing body. Beyond preventing future threepeats, it would have blocked Anthony and James from making up for their Athens misery had it been in place, since they had already turned 24 before the Beijing Games.
Players oppose the idea, with James saying he's against it "because I'm 27."
He and Anthony know better than anyone that playing in the Olympics isn't always for the young. They appreciated it more as they became more experienced, and now Anthony, criticized for some immature behavior eight years ago, is lauded by coach Mike Krzyzewski for being as committed as anyone to playing for his country.
"For me to get that call and be one of the 12 guys to represent the USA," Anthony said, "you can't ask for anything better than that."
AP Sports Writer Tom Withers contributed to this report.
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