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Tokyo Olympics: Kevin Durant passes Carmelo Anthony to become Team USA’s all-time leading scorer

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Kevin Durant is among the greatest scorers in NBA historical past, and now he is additionally essentially the most prolific scorer in United States Olympic males’s basketball historical past. Along with his level manufacturing in opposition to the Czech Republic on Saturday, Durant moved previous Carmelo Anthony to change into the U.S.’s all-time main scorer. Anthony, who scored a complete of 336 factors in Olympic play, now drops to second on the record behind Durant, whereas LeBron James sits at third with 273 factors. 

Durant handed Anthony with a pull-up 3-pointer from the highest of the important thing halfway via the second quarter. You possibly can see the basket under: 

Durant did not cease as soon as he set the report although, as he continued to rain down silky clean jumpers on the Czechs. In all, Durant wanted solely 11 shot makes an attempt to attain 23 factors to assist propel the U.S. to victory.   

“You simply take into consideration all of the gamers which have performed on this program,” Durant said of the accomplishment after the sport. “It is fairly cool to be amongst names like that. Carmelo is a man that I performed on two Olympic groups with, and I’ve seen his strategy to those video games and I’ve tried to steal a few of his strategies.

“It is nonetheless fairly bizarre for me to do stuff like this as a result of I play a group sport, and I strive my hardest to make it concerning the group. However it’s particular to do one thing like that. Scoring is one thing I’ve labored on my complete profession and expanded my complete profession. To persistently do it’s fairly cool.”

Following Durant’s transfer to the highest spot, here is an up to date take a look at the highest scorers in U.S. Olympic historical past: 

1 Kevin Durant 339* 2012-20
2 Carmelo Anthony 336 2004-16
3 LeBron James 273 2005-12
4 David Robinson 270 1988-96
5 Michael Jordan 256 1984; 1992
6 Charles Barkley 231 1992-96
7 Chris Mullin 196 1984; 1992
8 Dwyane Wade 186 2004-08
9 Karl Malone 171 1992-96
10 Scottie Pippen 170 1992-96

Durant is the one energetic participant within the prime 10. So, given the gap between him and some other present participant, it is secure to say that he’ll stay on the prime of the record for some time. The Tokyo Olympics are Durant’s third Olympic video games after he gained gold with Workforce USA on the 2012 Olympics in London and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 

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