Athlete of the Day

Updated 5:22 PM ET, Sun August 21, 2016

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(CNN)Over the course of the Olympics, we'll be bringing you a series of specially commissioned illustrations by our Colombian guest illustrator, Edgar Rozo. Whether it's Usain Bolt or Simone Biles -- an Olympic champion or an Olympic debutant -- each day CNN Sport celebrates a new Olympic star.

Since entering the NBA, the 32-year-old New York Knicks player has been named an All-Star on nine occasions. For Team USA he will be hoping to go where no male basketballer has gone before, with a record-breaking third Olympic gold in his sights.