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Melo clarifies that he likes Vanessa Carlton, doesn't like mornings

The younger members of the U.S. men's basketball team made their love of Vanessa Carlton's song "A Thousand Miles" well-known over the weekend. In a video posted by DeMarcus Cousins, veteran Carmelo Anthony is clearly not impressed:

@jimmybutler back at it.... Looking like Willie Beamen

A video posted by DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) on

After Monday's final tuneup for Team USA before the Olympics (a 110-66 victory over Nigeria), Melo apologized to Carlton and clarified that his issue was not with the song, but with mornings -- and likely his teammates' shenanigans.

Carlton tweeted over the weekend that she understood where Melo was coming from.

Perhaps there's a halftime duet in the works?