KD overtakes Melo as America’s all-time Olympic scorer
Kevin Durant is the only all-time leading scorer in men’s basketball in the United States at the Olympics with 354 points, surpassing three-time gold medalist Carmelo Anthony.
The 32-year-old entered Saturday’s game against the Czech Republic just behind Anthony’s all-time record of 336 points. He scored 23 points in America’s 119-84 win, adding eight rebounds and six assists.
Here is the ranking of the 10 best Americans:
- Kevin Durant, 354 points
- Carmelo Anthony, 336 points
- LeBron James, 273 points
- David Robinson, 270 points
- Michael Jordan, 256 points
- Charles Barkley, 231 points
- Chris Mullin, 196 points
- Dwyane Wade, 186 points
- Karl Malone, 171 points
- Scottie Pippen, 170 points
Durant has participated in a total of 19 Olympic Games between the London 2012 Games, the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games and the Tokyo 2020 Games. He was the team’s top scorer in 2012 and 2016.
The Brooklyn Nets star also leads all-time career Olympics statistics in the United States in points average (18.9), fourth in games played, fourth in rebounds (88), third for most field goals, first for three-point field attempts (203), first for three-pointers scored (60) and tied for sixth for three-point shot percentage ( 0.526).
Anthony was part of the US team that won bronze at the 2004 Athens Games. He went on to win gold at the 2008 Beijing Games, the 2012 London Games and the 2016 Rio Games.